Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 1.
Forest Green Rovers' lost their third game in four matches in the National League as Gateshead took all three points at The New Lawn.
Jimmy Phillips put the Heed in front with a long-range drive after latching onto James Marwood's delivery.
After the break the hosts came close to levelling but Craig Baxter cleared Elliott Frear's shot off the line.
Substitute Jon Shaw headed a terrific clearance from Keanu Marsh-Brown's shot as the Heed held on to seal the win.
Forest Green boss Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"We should have been 4-1 or 5-1 up in the first half and if you don't take your chances, you don't win games. I think that was the story of the whole game.
"I'm not going to blame anybody, we lost the game 1-0, we just have to move on now, but I'm bitterly disappointed.
"We created clear cut chances, they weren't half chances - that was the difference between the two teams; they took their one chance, we didn't take our 15."
Gateshead manager Malcolm Crosby told BBC Newcastle:
"It's a fantastic result because we played a decent team. They were very good, especially in the first half.
"We perhaps rode our luck a couple of times. But defensively, as a team, the players were fantastic.
"It's still early days because there are so many games to play. But I'm not afraid to say we can possibly play a little better. I like to think if we start playing better, we'll win more games."
- 6BennettSubstituted forCloughat 90'minutes
- 16RacineBooked at 90mins
- 5JonesBooked at 58mins
- 24CarterBooked at 32mins
- 7O'ConnorSubstituted forParkinat 54'minutes
- 17GuthrieSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 79'minutes
- 2BaxterBooked at 25mins
- 7MarwoodSubstituted forShawat 58'minutes
- 19BowmanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forAllenat 75'minutes
- Nigel Lugg
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 1.
Attempt missed. Charlie Clough (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Darren Jones (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).
River Allen (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Clough replaces Dale Bennett.
Foul by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).
Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Hand ball by Darren Carter (Forest Green Rovers).
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Kurtis Guthrie.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers.
Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Gateshead. River Allen replaces Ryan Bowman.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (Gateshead).