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Gateshead 3-0 Alfreton Town

Gateshead recorded a fifth victory in six league games with a convincing display against Alfreton Town.

Despite enjoying more of the possession, the hosts could not find a breakthrough until Colin Larkin's shot found the top corner on 63 minutes.

Alfreton's John McGrath was then sent off for two bookings, and Gateshead capitalised with two late goals.

Jordan Hugill scored both, driving home on his right foot for the first before heading home with seven minutes to go.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"I didn't think we had a good enough tempo in the first half. It was going to take a little bit of magic to get us going but Colin Larkin gave us that.

"We've had an incredible week with three wins, seven goals, none against and nine points - so I couldn't ask for any more from the lads. I've given them Monday off - they've worked very hard and deserved that.

"They're taking in what I want and getting better and there were some good performances today."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 6ClarkBooked at 57mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 22Sirrell
  • 16Baxter
  • 18MarwoodSubstituted forBrownat 88'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forRamshawat 57'minutes
  • 8Turnbull
  • 7Larkin
  • 9HatchSubstituted forHugillat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 28Lelan
  • 21Ramshaw
  • 27Hugill
  • 14Brown
  • 25Maddison

Alfreton

  • 1Atkins
  • 6Kempson
  • 10Bradley
  • 2Wood
  • 3Franklin
  • 7Law
  • 17McGrathBooked at 70mins
  • 8Shaw
  • 12Meadows
  • 18AkindeSubstituted forAkindeat 81'minutes
  • 11Speight

Substitutes

  • 22Akinde
  • 19Andrews
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
778

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Brown (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Colin Larkin with a cross.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces James Marwood.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde replaces John Akinde.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 2, Alfreton Town 0. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Gateshead. John Oster tries a through ball, but John Oster is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

  13. Post update

    Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to John McGrath (Alfreton Town) for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).

  17. Post update

    Jordan Hugill (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

  19. Post update

    John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

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