Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 1.
Forest Green stretched their unbeaten run to four matches as they drew 1-1 with Gateshead at the New Lawn.
Jon Shaw went close for Gateshead before Jon Parkin's drive for Forest Green was well saved in a goalless first half.
Good link-up play between Luke Rodgers and Dale Bennett ended with Parkin sweeping home to give Rovers the lead.
Debutant Callum Howe secured a point for Gateshead, who have now drawn five of their last seven matches 1-1.
Forest Green manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I think there were two good teams out there, I saw it as a fair result. Don't get me wrong, I'm disappointed with the goal we conceded, but other than that it was good.
"Dale Bennett came on and he was like lightning down there, he was fantastic. It was a good cross for the goal and Jon was there to tap it in.
"We are on a good run but we'll go along quietly. I've been very pleased, the boys have worked very hard over the last month, so they've got a day off on Monday and it's thoroughly deserved."
- 2PipeSubstituted forBennettat 58'minutes
- 10KellyBooked at 34mins
- 19SinclairSubstituted forKamdjoat 84'minutes
- 25RodgersSubstituted forHughesat 84'minutes
- 25PattisonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forFinniganat 46'minutes
- 9ShawSubstituted forBrownat 81'minutes
- 29WrightSubstituted forRankineat 75'minutes
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- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 1.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Foul by Michael Rankine (Gateshead).
Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers).
James Brown (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcus Kelly with a cross.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Rob Sinclair.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Luke Rodgers.
Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Jon Shaw.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 1. Callum Howe (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).
Jon Shaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Gateshead. Michael Rankine replaces Daniel Wright.
Hand ball by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).
Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).