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Gateshead 2-3 Eastleigh

Eastleigh got their play-off bid back on track at the expense of Gateshead, with James Constable's brace and Craig McAllister's strike sealing victory.

Constable slotted home Brian Howard's pass for 1-0 but Michael Rankine nodded in Craig Baxter's cross to equalise.

McAllister finished from close range before Constable gave Eastleigh a two-goal cushion seven minutes from time with a tap-in from Jack Midson's cross.

Jon Shaw's header pulled one back in the final minute but Eastleigh held on.

Eastleigh are now two points out of the Conference play-off zone with a game in hand on the teams above them.

Eastleigh boss Richard Hill speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"It's turned out to be three massive points; it's a tough place to come to. It was a good, tidy and professional performance and you have to be pleased with that because if you don't come here with that discipline in your performance, you are not going to win.

"My lads were great today and they didn't sulk and they just carried on plugging away and we had two good chances there and I am pleased with them although I don't sound it because I have to go and sit on a bus for seven hours now.

"We looked a lot more compact and tidier than we have over the last few weeks."

Line-ups

Gateshead

Formation 4-3-3

  • 32Dixon
  • 16BaxterSubstituted forOrrellat 79'minutes
  • 5Curtis
  • 26GjokajBooked at 38mins
  • 25Pattison
  • 9Shaw
  • 4Chandler
  • 12Ramshaw
  • 23RodmanBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 79'minutes
  • 19Rankine
  • 11FinniganBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 3Wilson
  • 14Morse
  • 15Allan
  • 27Sainte-Luce
  • 29Orrell

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Flitney
  • 3Green
  • 5Beckwith
  • 11McAllister
  • 25Turley
  • 16EvansBooked at 33mins
  • 14Strevens
  • 27PellBooked at 57mins
  • 19HowardBooked at 45mins
  • 9Constable
  • 12Midson

Substitutes

  • 2Spence
  • 8Stanley
  • 17Reid
  • 26Partington
  • 28Walker
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
1,231

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Gateshead. Carl Finnigan tries a through ball, but Carl Finnigan is caught offside.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 3. Jon Shaw (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Pattison with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

  7. Booking

    Carl Finnigan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

  9. Post update

    Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brian Howard (Eastleigh) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Gateshead 1, Eastleigh 3. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Pell.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead).

  16. Post update

    Dean Beckwith (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Jake Orrell replaces Craig Baxter.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Alex Rodman.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

  20. Post update

    Harry Pell (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

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