Match ends, Gateshead 2, Alfreton Town 0.
Jon Shaw made it six goals in eight games this season as his double saw Gateshead go second in the Conference with victory over Alfreton.
The striker netted the opener after just eight minutes, converting Tom Allan's delivery.
Five minutes later he nodded home from inside the six-yard box to put Gateshead firmly in control.
The visitors might have pulled a goal back when Anthony Howell hit a post, but they rarely threatened after that.
Gateshead's victory was their second in four days and leaves them three points behind leaders Barnet, while Alfreton stay 23rd.
- 9ShawBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBrownat 71'minutes
- 10GuySubstituted forRodmanat 57'minutes
- 19RankineSubstituted forRamshawat 82'minutes
- 15KeaneSubstituted forShawat 10'minutes
- 18IronsideSubstituted forClaytonat 79'minutes
- 23HawleySubstituted forMcDonaldat 79'minutes
- Wayne Barratt
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Alfreton Town 0.
Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).
Carl Finnigan (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Massiah McDonald (Alfreton Town).
Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by James Brown (Gateshead).
Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Dan Gray (Alfreton Town).
James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Oster.
Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces Michael Rankine.
Attempt missed. Tom Allan (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Karl Hawley.
Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Joe Ironside.
Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.