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Gateshead 3-1 Kidderminster Harriers

John Oster

Gateshead moved up to fourth in the Conference Premier as three second-half goals saw off Kidderminster Harriers.

John Oster put Gateshead in front with a low shot after Adrian Cieslewicz lost the ball on the edge of the box.

James Marwood doubled the lead when, assisted by the wind, he found the net with a strike from outside the area.

The hosts made it 3-0 when Marcus Maddison rifled home before substitute Marvin Johnson fired in a late consolation for the visitors.

Deadline signing Josh O'Keefe made his debut, also as a second-half substitute, for Cieslewicz, in a Harriers side now without a win in four matches.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"I thought we were unbelievable. We had to defend against strong winds in the first half.

"But we won the game because of that first-half display, where we kept the ball incredibly well.

"It's a massive three points against a team who could have gone above us if they had won.

"We want to achieve something this season. We have the drive to succeed and will give it everything."

Kidderminster Harriers manager Andy Thorn told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I'm bitterly disappointed, especially for the fans who have travelled all this way.

"There was nothing between the two sides. But, if you give away goals like we did today, that's what's going to happen.

"We've put a lot of work in and that performance didn't reflect it."

Harriers midfielder Callum Gittings told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"They were sloppy goals to concede. It was just one of those afternoons."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 6Clark
  • 5Curtis
  • 16Baxter
  • 22Sirrell
  • 18MarwoodSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
  • 38O'DonnellSubstituted forChandlerat 73'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 8Turnbull
  • 25Maddison
  • 7LarkinSubstituted forBrownat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Walker
  • 14Brown
  • 4Chandler
  • 35Noble
  • 27Holt

Kidderminster

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Vaughan
  • 3Demetriou
  • 30Gowling
  • 16Jackman
  • 4Storer
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forAloiat 80'minutes
  • 18Gittings
  • 27CieslewiczSubstituted forO'Keefeat 57'minutes
  • 9Gash
  • 22Morgan-SmithSubstituted forJohnsonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 28Aloi
  • 25O'Keefe
  • 23Vaughan
  • 11Johnson
  • 6Dunkley
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
625

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh O'Keefe.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

  7. Post update

    Santiago Aloi (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

  11. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings tries a through ball, but Callum Gittings is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Santiago Aloi replaces Jack Byrne.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces JJ O'Donnell.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Noble.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Noble replaces James Marwood.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

  20. Post update

    JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.