National League
GatesheadGateshead1WellingWelling United2

Gateshead 1-2 Welling United

Xavier Vidal's long-range effort and a Sam Russell own goal helped Welling battle to a 2-1 victory at Gateshead.

Vidal's free-kick deflected in off Heed goalkeeper Russell, and the midfielder doubled the lead with a powerful strike from 25 yards out.

Nathan Buddle put the hosts back in contention before the break, heading in from Josh Gillies' corner.

Gateshead struggled to create chances in the second half, as Welling climbed out of the relegation zone.

Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby told BBC Newcastle:

"It's a poor result. We didn't play particularly well and lacked a little bit of sharpness.

"It's been a tough old week; we've been to Eastleigh, come back to play Wrexham and I thought some of the lads looked a bit tired.

"Their second goal was disappointing because we felt we should have had a throw in before the ball ended up in our net."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Russell
  • 2Baxter
  • 14Buddle
  • 22RamsdenBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMafutaat 60'minutes
  • 3Pattison
  • 6Clark
  • 10GilliesSubstituted forShawat 58'minutes
  • 4Chandler
  • 11PhillipsSubstituted forRamshawat 76'minutes
  • 7Marwood
  • 19Bowman


  • 8Ramshaw
  • 9Shaw
  • 12Mafuta
  • 13MacDonald
  • 16Cranston


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21King
  • 15NorteyBooked at 82mins
  • 6Chambers
  • 20Corne
  • 3Jefford
  • 19LokkoBooked at 80mins
  • 22Harris
  • 8Lee
  • 11WellardBooked at 90mins
  • 32Vidal
  • 7Porter


  • 1McEntegart
  • 17Obafemi
  • 18Taylor
  • 24Awotwi
  • 28Johnson
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 1, Welling United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Welling United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Xavier Vidal (Welling United).

  4. Post update

    Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  6. Booking

    Ricky Wellard (Welling United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by George Porter (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Reece Harris (Welling United).

  10. Post update

    Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Buddle (Gateshead).

  12. Post update

    George Porter (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  13. Booking

    Nortei Nortey (Welling United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  15. Booking

    Kevin Lokko (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Lokko (Welling United).

  17. Post update

    James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sam Corne (Welling United).

  19. Post update

    Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Craig Baxter with a cross.