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Hereford United 0-1 Gateshead

James Marwood's first-half goal clinched victory for Gateshead over Hereford and kept them on course for the Conference Premier play-offs.

Hereford's Michael Rankine and Luke Graham both went close to putting the home side ahead but could not finish.

Marwood gave the visitors the lead with his 13th of the season when he slid the ball home from inside the box.

Billy Murphy almost rescued a point for the Bulls after the break but he was denied by keeper Adam Bartlett.

Hereford slip down a place into the relegation places following the result, whereas Gateshead stay fourth.

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"I absolutely love a 1-0 win away from home, I think it's the best result you can have.

"I thought we were excellent. When we needed to defend, we did it superbly. Our goalkeeper Adam Bartlett pulled off some unbelievable saves to help us keep a clean sheet.

"I am delighted for my players because although we've picked up the results, we haven't played how we know we can, but we were back to it today and superb from start to finish.

"We have just got to keep winning. We have given ourselves a chance because we've won six out of seven and taken 19 points from 21."

Line-ups

Hereford United

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Graham
  • 12Collins
  • 4James
  • 7Purdie
  • 33MurphyBooked at 44mins
  • 18PilkingtonSubstituted forBrownat 7'minutes
  • 16ArtusSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 15Rankine
  • 32BowenBooked at 70minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Smith
  • 22Edge
  • 30Williams
  • 3Bush
  • 17Brown

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 2MagnayBooked at 72mins
  • 25MaddisonBooked at 79mins
  • 38O'Donnell
  • 4Chandler
  • 8TurnbullBooked at 88mins
  • 18Marwood
  • 29Oster

Substitutes

  • 21Ramshaw
  • 7Larkin
  • 35Noble
  • 11Cummins
  • 17Walker
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,783

Match Stats

Home TeamHereford UnitedAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hereford United 0, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hereford United 0, Gateshead 1.

  3. Booking

    Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

  5. Post update

    Cory Williams (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cory Williams (Hereford United).

  7. Post update

    Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Smith (Hereford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Billy Murphy (Hereford United).

  14. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  15. Booking

    Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).

  17. Post update

    Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Clark (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Phillip Turnbull with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cory Williams (Hereford United).

  20. Post update

    Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.