Match ends, Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0.
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."
- 6ClarkBooked at 57mins
- 18MarwoodSubstituted forBrownat 88'minutes
- 17WalkerSubstituted forRamshawat 57'minutes
- 9HatchSubstituted forHugillat 57'minutes
- 17McGrathBooked at 70mins
- 18AkindeSubstituted forAkindeat 81'minutes
- Simon Bennett
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0.
Corner, Alfreton Town.
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.
Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces James Marwood.
Goal! Gateshead 3, Alfreton Town 0. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead).
Corner, Alfreton Town.
Substitution, Alfreton Town. Sam Akinde replaces John Akinde.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Alfreton Town 0. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead).
Offside, Gateshead. John Oster tries a through ball, but John Oster is caught offside.
Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).
Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Second yellow card to John McGrath (Alfreton Town) for a bad foul.
Foul by John McGrath (Alfreton Town).
Jordan Hugill (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).
John McGrath (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).