Match ends, Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
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.
- 2BoltonBooked at 82mins
- 5HoganBooked at 90mins
- 4SmithBooked at 14mins
- 12AtkinsonSubstituted forYorkat 46'minutes
- 16PennBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMafutaat 78'minutes
- 17KirbyBooked at 79mins
- 18TollittSubstituted forDawsonat 86'minutes
- 24HughesBooked at 90mins
- 19ManganSubstituted forWallaceat 65'minutes
- 9CookSubstituted forNorwoodat 57'minutes
- Scott Oldham
Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Liam Hogan (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Dawson replaces Ben Tollitt.
James Bolton (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces Russell Penn.
Russell Penn (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Wallace replaces Andy Mangan.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Andy Cook.
Substitution, Gateshead. Wes York replaces Wesley Atkinson.
Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Manny Smith (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Gateshead 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ben Tollitt (Tranmere Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.