Match ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1.
Torquay United 1-1 Gateshead
Sean McGinty scored a 90th-minute equaliser to secure struggling Torquay a point at home to Gateshead.
Torquay went close in the first half but Alex Davey's header hit the bar, before Gateshead went ahead as Jordan Preston finished off a counter-attack.
The Heed came close to a second before the break but Danny Johnson was denied by Vincent Dorel when clean through.
Torquay secured a vital point when McGinty fired past Dan Hanford after the ball fell loose from a corner.
The hosts remain in the National League relegation zone but are now five points from safety.
Gateshead to Torquay is one of the longest journeys in English football, but around 20 Gateshead fans made the 760-mile round trip on a freezing night across the country.
The Heed tweeted: "There are at least 20 Heed fans in the away end at Torquay tonight. Simply unbelievable, thank you so much for your fantastic support."
- 21DaveyBooked at 55mins
- 26AndressonSubstituted forPittmanat 79'minutes
- 10KeatingSubstituted forGnabouyouat 56'minutes
- 13McQuoidSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 79'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 12TinklerBooked at 40mins
- 19HannantBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 60'minutes
- 11PrestonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
- 8PeniketSubstituted forO'Donnellat 85'minutes
- Gary Parsons
Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1.
Goal! Torquay United 1, Gateshead 1. Sean McGinty (Torquay United).
Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces Richard Peniket.
Jennison Myrie-Williams (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Axel Óskar Andresson.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Josh McQuoid.
Substitution, Gateshead. Callum Williams replaces Jordan Preston.
Substitution, Gateshead. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Luke Hannant.
Jordan Preston (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Torquay United. Guy Gnabouyou replaces Ruairi Keating.
Alex Davey (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1.
First Half ends, Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1.
Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Hannant (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Torquay United 0, Gateshead 1. Jordan Preston (Gateshead).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.