Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 0.
Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Gateshead
Forest Green claimed their first win of the new National League season and ended Gateshead's 100% start as a late Dale Bennett strike gave them a 1-0 victory at the New Lawn.
Mohamed Chemlal and Drissa Traore both had early chances as the hosts looked to get back to winning ways but neither was able to trouble Gateshead goalkeeper Sam Johnson by finding the target.
The Tynesiders went close through Wesley York's driven cross but that also zipped wide during a tense first half.
After the break it looked like both sides would continue to be frustrated, until Bennett's cross from the right bounced in off the far post in stoppage time.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 4TraoreBooked at 23minsSubstituted forSinclairat 77'minutes
- 25ChemlalSubstituted forCarterat 72'minutes
- 7Marsh-BrownBooked at 83mins
- 26RobertSubstituted forMurphyat 57'minutes
- 8BrundleSubstituted forJohnsonat 57'minutes
- 5HoganBooked at 90mins
- 7YorkSubstituted forSweeneyat 67'minutes
- 17StycheSubstituted forBowmanat 57'minutes
- Robert Whitton
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 0.
Liam Hogan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Gateshead 0. Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).
Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rob Sinclair replaces Drissa Traoré.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Darren Carter replaces Mohamed Chemlal.
Substitution, Gateshead. Antony Sweeney replaces Wes York.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Rhys Murphy replaces Fabien Robert.
Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman replaces Reece Styche.
Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Mitch Brundle.
Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 0.
First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Gateshead 0.
Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.