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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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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.

"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:

"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

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 2.

  3. Booking

    Will Puddy (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Will Puddy (Salisbury City).

  5. Post update

    Josh Walker (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Sinclair.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

  8. Post update

    Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

  10. Post update

    John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 2. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Robert Ramshaw replaces James Marwood.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

  14. Post update

    Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Chris McPhee with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Magnay replaces Jamie Chandler.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 1. Jamie White (Salisbury City).

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