National League
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Salisbury failed to score for the fourth game in a row as they played out a goalless draw with Gateshead.

The two sides, who are both just outside the play-off places, cancelled each other out in an uneventful game.

Long-range efforts from Salisbury's Theo Lewis and Gateshead's James Marwood were both off target.

The best chance of the game fell to Gateshead's veteran striker Jack Lester, but he shot straight at keeper Will Puddy from close range.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I think it's a point gained. Very pleased to keep a clean sheet following conceding four on Tuesday, the boys showed good resilience, good resolve.

"I don't think we got our game going today, I think we can do a lot better. It was a case of both teams cancelling each other out.

"Certain players needed a rest. It was nice to see the lads that came in to the team doing well."

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"We've taken four points from two tough away games, which has kept us in touch, and three out of our next four are at home.

"Jack Lester had a chance from a great move but the ball seemed to get stuck under his foot and James Brown had an opportunity with a header at the far post just before that.

"Our goalkeeper Adam Bartlett hasn't had a shot to save in the 90 minutes, and I'm disappointed we've not come away with another three points this week.

"It's very close at top of the league. We've dropped three places, which shows how tight it is.

"We haven't won enough home games recently and that's got to change next week against Lincoln."

Line-ups

Salisbury

  • 1Puddy
  • 4Brett
  • 5J Clarke
  • 3HartSubstituted forMcPheeat 46'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 6Wilson
  • 30Amankwaah
  • 14Sinclair
  • 8Wellard
  • 13SinclairSubstituted forFitchettat 46'minutes
  • 10Lewis
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forFrearat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McPhee
  • 11Frear
  • 20Fitchett
  • 25Bittner
  • 16Dutton

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 6Clark
  • 5Curtis
  • 16Baxter
  • 8Turnbull
  • 38O'Donnell
  • 29OsterSubstituted forLesterat 81'minutes
  • 21Ramshaw
  • 18MarwoodSubstituted forWalkerat 61'minutes
  • 4Chandler
  • 14Brown

Substitutes

  • 27Holt
  • 11Cummins
  • 17Walker
  • 19Lester
  • 9Hatch
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
685

Match Stats

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salisbury City 0, Gateshead 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Gateshead 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Gateshead. Jack Lester tries a through ball, but Jack Lester is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Salisbury City.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard tries a through ball, but Ricky Wellard is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Lester (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Jack Lester replaces John Oster.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Salisbury City. Elliott Frear replaces Jamie White.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Brown (Gateshead) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  15. Booking

    Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Gateshead. Josh Walker tries a through ball, but Josh Walker is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) header from the right side of the box is saved.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Josh Walker replaces James Marwood.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City).

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