The FA Cup - First Round
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Gateshead 2-0 Chelmsford City

Jordan Burrow and Danny Johnson struck within four first-half minutes as Gateshead brushed aside Chelmsford City to reach the second round of the FA Cup.

Gateshead should have been ahead early on, but defender Neill Byrne blazed his close-range effort over.

But the hosts took a deserved lead after half-an-hour when Wes York's teasing cross from the left was perfect for Burrow, who glanced a header beyond Michael Spillane.

The home side doubled their lead just four minutes later - Russell Penn teeing up Johnson to dispatch a curling effort from the edge of the area into the bottom corner.

Chelmsford improved after the break with substitute Tom Hitchcock seeing a header tipped around the post by James Montgomery, and the Gateshead stopper did well to parry Shaun Batt's free-kick.

There was no comeback for the Clarets, however, as the Tyneside hosts clung on to secure victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Gateshead

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Montgomery
  • 24WilliamsBooked at 63minsSubstituted forVassellat 66'minutes
  • 4Kerr
  • 5Byrne
  • 3Barrow
  • 7YorkSubstituted forPrestonat 62'minutes
  • 16Penn
  • 13McLaughlin
  • 19HannantSubstituted forMaxwellat 75'minutes
  • 9Johnson
  • 10Burrow

Substitutes

  • 2Vassell
  • 8Peniket
  • 11Preston
  • 12Tinkler
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 15Maxwell
  • 21Hanford

Chelmsford City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Beasant
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4Porter
  • 5Spillane
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 7GreenBooked at 32mins
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forWestat 45'minutes
  • 6Smith
  • 11Johnson
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forHitchcockat 65'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 10DicksonSubstituted forBattat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Batt
  • 14Hitchcock
  • 15West
  • 16Haines
  • 17Jessup
  • 18Miller
  • 19Daley
Referee:
Peter Gibbons
Attendance:
732

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamChelmsford City
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gateshead 2, Chelmsford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Chelmsford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Theo Vassell (Gateshead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Chelmsford City).

  5. Post update

    Danny Johnson (Gateshead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Chelmsford City).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Chelmsford City. Conceded by James Montgomery.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Green (Chelmsford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Luke Maxwell (Gateshead).

  10. Post update

    Michael Spillane (Chelmsford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Preston (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Johnson (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Chelmsford City. Conceded by Neill Byrne.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Chelmsford City. Conceded by James Montgomery.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Russell Penn (Gateshead).

  16. Post update

    Shaun Batt (Chelmsford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Theo Vassell (Gateshead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Spillane (Chelmsford City).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Burrow (Gateshead).

  20. Post update

    Chris Smith (Chelmsford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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