National League
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Gateshead 2-1 Wrexham

Gateshead leapfrogged Wrexham into second place in the National League with a hard-fought win.

Josh Gillies beat Cameron Belford in the visitors' goal with a fine free-kick to put the Tynesiders ahead.

But Wrexham were back on level terms before half-time when Sean Newton produced an equally fine set-piece.

Ryan Bowman scored a fine winner for Gateshead, though, heading Craig Baxter's cross from the right across goal and into the net.

Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby told BBC Newcastle: "To go and beat Wrexham tells me we have a decent side.

"We were disappointing in the first half but you have to give Wrexham credit because they played really well.

"In the first half, we didn't pass the ball well enough but in the second half, we did; that made the big difference.

"You come to watch football to see goals like our second one. It was a great bit of play, a wonderful cross and a great finish."

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "It was disappointing. We've had two or three games now when the second half has not been as good as the first.

"We were too open at times in the second half... having said that we've had some good chances and we haven't stuck it in the back of the net.

"They've not had a load of chances: a good free-kick for the first one and then obviously a good headers for the second one."

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 2Baxter
  • 14Buddle
  • 22Ramsden
  • 3Pattison
  • 6Clark
  • 10Gillies
  • 4Chandler
  • 11Phillips
  • 19Bowman
  • 9ShawSubstituted forMarwoodat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Marwood
  • 8Ramshaw
  • 13MacDonald
  • 15Allen
  • 18Briggs

Wrexham

  • 1BelfordBooked at 17mins
  • 4Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 10Jennings
  • 3Newton
  • 6Fyfield
  • 15EvansSubstituted forFowlerat 67'minutes
  • 11Moke
  • 16YorkSubstituted forLoganat 72'minutes
  • 9GraySubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
  • 8Vose

Substitutes

  • 7Fowler
  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 17Smith
  • 25Logan
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
1,113

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 2, Wrexham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Wrexham 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joel Logan (Wrexham).

  6. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead).

  8. Post update

    Adriano Moke (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Wrexham. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Connor Jennings is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Gillies (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Dominic Vose (Wrexham).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Manny Smith (Wrexham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Vose.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wrexham.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Josh Gillies (Gateshead).

  17. Post update

    Dominic Vose (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lee Fowler (Wrexham).

  19. Post update

    Jimmy Phillips (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).