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Gateshead 3-2 Salisbury City

A Josh Walker brace helped Gateshead stretch their unbeaten run at home to five matches against Salisbury.

Gateshead broke the deadlock after just 50 seconds from Walker's 12-yard strike before James Marwood doubled the lead just moments into the second half.

Walker headed a second not long after but Salisbury pressed late on after Jamie White's header pulled one back.

Elliott Frear further cut the deficit when he coolly slotted home but the hosts held on to seal all three points.

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Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"We were dominant and excellent in going 3-0 up and I thought there was some great football, but then we created a problem for ourselves.

"If we want to go anywhere we have got to cut that out, and improve in that side of the game.

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Post-match: Gateshead boss Mills

"We have to know when a game has to be killed and know when to go forwards.

"The players are learning. I'm not saying we're perfect, but we are doing all right and overall, they have been superb since I came in."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Salisbury boss Harris

"I'm bitterly disappointed with the goals we've conceded. To concede in the first minute of the game is unforgivable and then to do it again in the second-half, I'm absolutely fuming.

"We came here with a game plan. I don't think we did what we've been working on all week as well as we should have done.

"We've got to take our medicine, we've got to react from this.

"We nearly got a point but we didn't so now it's time to move on."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 22Sirrell
  • 6Clark
  • 5Curtis
  • 17Walker
  • 18MarwoodSubstituted forRamshawat 89'minutes
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forMagnayat 84'minutes
  • 8Turnbull
  • 29Oster
  • 7Larkin

Substitutes

  • 15Tait
  • 14Brown
  • 2Magnay
  • 21Ramshaw
  • 12Boyes

Salisbury

  • 1PuddyBooked at 90mins
  • 6WilsonSubstituted forMacDonaldat 79'minutes
  • 16Dutton
  • 5J Clarke
  • 7McPhee
  • 8WellardSubstituted forWhiteat 66'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 14SinclairBooked at 36mins
  • 15WrightSubstituted forThomsonat 9'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 10Lewis
  • 20Fitchett

Substitutes

  • 17Feeney
  • 25Bittner
  • 21Thomson
  • 23MacDonald
  • 9White
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
839

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

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