National League
GatesheadGateshead2CambridgeCambridge United0
Colin Larkin

Gateshead booked their place in the Conference Premier play-off places after a 2-0 win against fellow promotion chasers Cambridge United.

United had already assured second place while the Tynesiders needed a point to seal their spot, and goals from Colin Larkin and Rob Ramshaw were enough.

Larkin's goal was slightly fortuitous, his left-wing cross sailing over keeper Adam Smith to put Gateshead ahead.

Ramshaw added a second when he bundled in after Ryan Noble's header was saved.

Marcus Maddison could have added to the tally for Gateshead but was twice denied by Smith as Cambridge slipped to a fourth defeat in a row.

Cambridge will face FC Halifax in their play-off double-header while Gateshead's reward is a two-legged tie against Grimsby.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 2Magnay
  • 16Baxter
  • 8Turnbull
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forCumminsat 86'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 7LarkinSubstituted forRamshawat 61'minutes
  • 18Marwood
  • 25MaddisonSubstituted forNobleat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hatch
  • 11Cummins
  • 17Walker
  • 21Ramshaw
  • 35Noble

Cambridge

  • 25Smith
  • 17HughesSubstituted forArnoldat 55'minutes
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Champion
  • 4Coulson
  • 6Miller
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forPughat 68'minutes
  • 22ChadwickSubstituted forGilliesat 55'minutes
  • 23Chambers
  • 11Dunk
  • 39Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 2Roberts
  • 5Bonner
  • 15Pugh
  • 24Arnold
  • 29Gillies
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,916

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home2
Away9

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