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Gateshead 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere extended their unbeaten run to nine National League matches with a gritty win at Gateshead.

Rovers took just three minutes to hit the front. Ben Tollitt ploughed from deep into the home side's area and, with too little attention from defenders, struck the ball sweetly past Dan Hanford.

The rest of the first half was somewhat devoid of chances, although Andy Cook nearly increased his side's advantage with a run and shot just wide.

Neil Aspin's men roused themselves after the interval. A Danny Johnson pile-driver forced a save from Scott Davies.

Tranmere were more than content to hang on at a difficult away ground, while Sam Jones came closest to a leveller with a shot just over.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 13Hanford
  • 2BoltonBooked at 82mins
  • 3Smith
  • 10Jones
  • 5HoganBooked at 90mins
  • 4SmithBooked at 14mins
  • 8Brundle
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forYorkat 46'minutes
  • 16PennBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMafutaat 78'minutes
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 9Johnson

Substitutes

  • 1Johnson
  • 6Fyfield
  • 7York
  • 22Mafuta
  • 25Hannant

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 12Sutton
  • 20Maynard
  • 17KirbyBooked at 79mins
  • 5McNulty
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 18TollittSubstituted forDawsonat 86'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 24HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 19ManganSubstituted forWallaceat 65'minutes
  • 9CookSubstituted forNorwoodat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Norwood
  • 13Turner
  • 21Dawson
  • 28Gumbs
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
723

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Booking

Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Liam Hogan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Dawson replaces Ben Tollitt.

Booking

James Bolton (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces Russell Penn.

Booking

Russell Penn (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Wallace replaces Andy Mangan.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andy Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Wes York replaces Wesley Atkinson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Booking

Manny Smith (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ben Tollitt (Tranmere Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23154449222749
2Forest Green23145442212147
3Tranmere23145433161747
4Barrow22128239192044
5Dover22141748341443
6Dag & Red2313373223942
7Boreham Wood2210662618836
8Chester2398637261135
9Eastleigh239863427735
10Gateshead2397738261234
11Macclesfield2110472821734
12Aldershot239682624233
13Bromley2385102933-429
14Sutton United2385102733-629
15Wrexham237882128-729
16Solihull Moors2375112837-926
17Torquay2374122129-825
18Maidstone United2374122742-1525
19Woking2365123644-823
20Southport2356122548-2321
21Braintree2255122440-1620
22Guiseley2345142639-1317
23York2338122242-2017
24North Ferriby United2343161036-2615
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