Match ends, Gateshead 3, Chester FC 2.
Gateshead claimed their first win in five matches after a stoppage-time Conor Mitchell own goal saw them earn a thrilling home victory over Chester.
The visitors had grabbed an equaliser in the second minute of added-on time having trailed 2-0, before goalkeeper Mitchell failed to stop the ball finding his own net following confusion from a corner two minutes later.
Heed took the lead in the 41st minute when Luke Hannant's teasing cross was diverted into his own net by Andy Halls with Theo Vassell in close proximity to go ahead at the break.
Richard Peniket doubled their advantage immediately after the restart when he tapped in Danny Johnson's low cross before Ross Hannah halved the deficit for the visitors.
Matty Waters looked to have won Tom Shaw his second point as caretaker boss in his second match in charge with a wonderful long-range strike in the second minute of stoppage time before Mitchell's unfortunate mishap gifted Neil Aspin's side all three points.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 14O'DonnellSubstituted forTinklerat 78'minutes
- 2VassellBooked at 88mins
- 19HannantBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLangstaffat 74'minutes
- 9JohnsonSubstituted forYorkat 84'minutes
- 3Rowe-TurnerBooked at 90mins
- 14JoyceSubstituted forWatersat 74'minutes
- 8TurnbullSubstituted forDawsonat 28'minutesBooked at 29mins
- 20AkintundeSubstituted forWhiteat 59'minutes
- 10HannahBooked at 88mins
- Simeon Lucas
Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Chester FC 2.
Own Goal by Conor Mitchell, Chester FC. Gateshead 3, Chester FC 2.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Chester FC 2. Matty Waters (Chester FC).
Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Ross Hannah (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Theo Vassell (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Gateshead. Wes York replaces Danny Johnson.
Substitution, Gateshead. Robbie Tinkler replaces JJ O'Donnell.
Substitution, Gateshead. Daniel Happe replaces Luke Hannant.
Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Waters replaces Wade Joyce.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Chester FC 1. Ross Hannah (Chester FC).
Substitution, Chester FC. Harry White replaces James Akintunde.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Chester FC 0. Richard Peniket (Gateshead).
Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Chester FC 0.
Luke Hannant (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Own Goal by Andy Halls, Chester FC. Gateshead 1, Chester FC 0.
Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Lucas Dawson replaces Paul Turnbull.