Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 2.
Maidstone United 2-2 Gateshead
Gateshead shrugged off Theo Vassell's early red card as they came from two goals down to claim a draw at Maidstone.
The Heed faced a long afternoon after Vassell was sent off in the 10th minute for a foul on Zavon Hines and the former West Ham trainee tucked away the resultant penalty.
But the visitors raised their game and came close to equalising as Luke Hannant's shot hit a post.
Alex Wynter's 15-yard finish midway through the second half appeared to wrap up the points for Maidstone, only for Richard Peniket to round goalkeeper Lee Worgan and tuck home within two minutes to get Gateshead back in it.
The momentum was with the depleted visitors and they nicked a point 10 minutes from time when Danny Johnson lashed in a strike from 20 yards.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 14ReasonSubstituted forRichardsat 81'minutes
- 32PigottBooked at 45mins
- 22ter HorstSubstituted forPaxmanat 75'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 27HinesBooked at 90mins
- 2VassellBooked at 10mins
- 24WilliamsBooked at 47mins
- 26MaxwellSubstituted forO'Donnellat 67'minutes
- 9JohnsonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forBurrowat 83'minutes
- 7YorkSubstituted forPrestonat 67'minutes
- Sam Purkiss
Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 2.
Zavon Hines (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Burrow replaces Danny Johnson.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Richards replaces Jai Reason.
Goal! Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 2. Danny Johnson (Gateshead).
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Paxman replaces Johan ter Horst.
Danny Johnson (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 1. Richard Peniket (Gateshead).
Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces Luke Maxwell.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Preston replaces Wes York.
Goal! Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 0. Alex Wynter (Maidstone United).
Callum Williams (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Maidstone United 1, Gateshead 0.
First Half ends, Maidstone United 1, Gateshead 0.
Goal! Maidstone United 1, Gateshead 0. Zavon Hines (Maidstone United) converts the penalty with a.
Theo Vassell (Gateshead) is shown the red card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.