Match ends, Torquay United 2, Gateshead 2.
Ryan Bowman's last-minute equaliser capped a frantic final spell as Torquay salvaged a point against Gateshead.
Bowman gave the Gulls the lead from the penalty spot after he was felled by debutant Valentin Gjokaj.
Alex Rodman equalised from the spot with four minutes remaining as Aaron Downes fouled Craig Baxter.
Rob Ramshaw's header looked to have won it for Gateshead before Bowman's close-range equaliser, while Gjokaj was sent off for a second yellow card.
The resulting free-kick from Luke Young was parried by Adam Bartlett, but Bowman was just forced off the ball by a Gateshead defender as he aimed for an unlikely winner.
- 8YoungBooked at 37mins
- 16RichardsBooked at 42minsSubstituted forBenyonat 90+2'minutes
- 11CameronSubstituted forMcQuilkinat 65'minutes
- 7BriscoeSubstituted forOfori-Acheampongat 90+2'minutes
- 26GjokajBooked at 90mins
- 7OsterSubstituted forRamshawat 73'minutes
- 8TurnbullBooked at 90mins
- 25PattisonBooked at 64mins
- 29WrightSubstituted forShawat 66'minutes
- 22HeardmanSubstituted forRankineat 51'minutes
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Torquay United 2, Gateshead 2.
Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Second yellow card to Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) for a bad foul.
Foul by Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead).
Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).
Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).
Toby Ajala (Torquay United) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Courtney Richards.
Substitution, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong replaces Louis Briscoe.
Goal! Torquay United 2, Gateshead 2. Ryan Bowman (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Young.
Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 2. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matty Pattison with a cross.
Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).
Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1. Alex Rodman (Gateshead) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Aaron Downes (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.