Match ends, Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 1.
Gateshead moved to within a point of the National League play-off places with a narrow victory over Eastleigh.
Midfielder Patrick Mclaughlin netted only his third goal of the season to open the scoring for the hosts after only 19 minutes.
Ryan Bowman then doubled the Tynesiders lead five minutes later.
Josh Payne clawed a goal back for the visitors with an excellent strike from distance but Eastleigh were unable to find an equaliser.
The Spitfires dropped to eighth following the defeat but still remain just two points off sixth-placed Dover.
- 10GilliesSubstituted forShawat 46'minutes
- 31CoulsonSubstituted forCookat 60'minutes
- 3GreenSubstituted forMidsonat 85'minutes
- 7OdubadeSubstituted forMohamedat 67'minutes
- Michael Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 1.
Foul by Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).
Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack Midson replaces Michael Green.
Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Eastleigh 1. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead).
Michael Green (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Lee Cook (Eastleigh) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.