National League
AlfretonAlfreton Town1GatesheadGateshead1
Gateshead manager Gary Mills

Gateshead took a home a point despite Marcus Maddison's goal being cancelled out by Tom Shaw's equaliser.

The away side were forced to play with 10 men for almost an hour after Phil Turnbull picked up two yellow cards.

However, they took the lead after half-time when Maddison headed in his sixth of the season from James Curtis' cross.

Alfreton levelled when substitute Shaw tucked home from John Akinde's pass, but Paul Clayton wasted a clear chance to win it by heading over the bar.

The draw keeps the Reds, who gave a debut to on-loan Barnsley full-back Andrai Jones after he joined on Friday, third in Conference Premier.

Gateshead remained in seventh place, two points adrift of the play-offs.

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"It has given us a big lift after losing to Woking last Saturday because this performance was excellent.

"We were the better team, even with 10 men, and I'm disappointed to come away with only a point because I couldn't see Alfreton scoring.

"This was a big game for us and when you look at the league table, we are there or thereabouts with 13 games to go.

"To even be in with a chance of getting into the play-offs is a fantastic achievement. It's exciting."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 16Fenton
  • 10Bradley
  • 7LawSubstituted forShawat 68'minutes
  • 2WoodSubstituted forClaytonat 72'minutes
  • 5Wylde
  • 3Franklin
  • 25JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 23PokuBooked at 29mins
  • 18Akinde
  • 24HarradSubstituted forMeadowsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 9Clayton
  • 6Kempson
  • 12Meadows
  • 20McFadzean

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 2MagnayBooked at 45mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 16Baxter
  • 6Clark
  • 25MaddisonBooked at 33minsSubstituted forHatchat 81'minutes
  • 11Cummins
  • 29OsterBooked at 55mins
  • 8TurnbullBooked at 38mins
  • 18Marwood
  • 14BrownSubstituted forChandlerat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Lester
  • 17Walker
  • 4Chandler
  • 22Sirrell
  • 9Hatch
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
817

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

  5. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  6. Booking

    Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

  8. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Shaun Harrad.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Liam Hatch replaces Marcus Maddison.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

  16. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Bradley Wood.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Akinde.

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