Match ends, Gateshead 1, Sutton United 0.
Gateshead 1-0 Sutton United
Debutant Rhys Oates came off the bench to score Gateshead's winning goal in their National League victory over Sutton.
The London club looked most likely to score with centre-back Kevin Amankwaah having the best chances as he head the ball wide in the 19th minute and again two minutes after half-time.
Promoted Sutton should have taken the lead in the 56th minute as Bedsente Gomis found himself alone in front of the hosts' goal but lost control of the ball.
Paul Doswell's men were punished for wasting that opportunity when Hartlepool loanee Oates slotted home five minutes after coming on.
Report supplied by the Press Association
- 5HoganBooked at 28mins
- 6FyfieldBooked at 90mins
- 7YorkSubstituted forOatesat 60'minutes
- 9JohnsonSubstituted forStycheat 60'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 11StearnSubstituted forBurgeat 70'minutes
- 24BiamouSubstituted forFitchettat 76'minutes
- 21DeaconSubstituted forDicksonat 70'minutes
- Stephen Ross
Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Sutton United 0.
Jamal Fyfield (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Reece Styche (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Dan Fitchett replaces Maxime Biamou.
Substitution, Sutton United. Ryan Burge replaces Ross Stearn.
Substitution, Sutton United. Chris Dickson replaces Roarie Deacon.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Sutton United 0. Rhys Oates (Gateshead).
Substitution, Gateshead. Rhys Oates replaces Wes York.
Substitution, Gateshead. Reece Styche replaces Danny Johnson.
Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Sutton United 0.
First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Sutton United 0.
Liam Hogan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.