Match ends, Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 2.
Scott Barrow grabbed a double as Gateshead drew with 10-man Hartlepool in their Boxing Day clash.
The hosts started brightly, with Danny Johnson going close in the second minute, but it was Pools who went ahead in the 17th minute when Liam Donnelly scored from the spot after Rhys Oates had been fouled in the box.
Hartlepool were reduced to 10 men in the 41st minute when defender Blair Adams was shown his second yellow card.
Things went from bad to worse for Craig Harrison's men when Barrow scored from 25 yards to register his first goal for the club and level things up in first-half stoppage time.
Barrow then put Gateshead in front six minutes after the break when he found the net from 30 yards, but Michael Woods equalised in the 72nd minute.
Both sides had chances to win it in the closing stages as Woods' effort was cleared off the line by Theo Vassell after goalkeeper Dan Hanford had denied Devante Rodney
Johnson's header was brilliantly kept out by Scott Loach at the other end, but Pools held on to claim their first point in five games.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 21HanfordBooked at 15mins
- 12TinklerBooked at 63mins
- 5ByrneBooked at 15mins
- 7YorkBooked at 19minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 67'minutes
- 4KerrSubstituted forVassellat 48'minutes
- 16PennSubstituted forPrestonat 81'minutes
- 3AdamsBooked at 41mins
- 9CassidyBooked at 58mins
- 21RodneySubstituted forWatsonat 89'minutes
- 22DonnellyBooked at 70mins
- Andrew Miller
Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 2.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Keith Watson replaces Devante Rodney.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Preston replaces Russell Penn.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 2. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).
Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Gateshead. Patrick McLaughlin replaces Wes York.
Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Jake Cassidy (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 1. Scott Barrow (Gateshead).
Substitution, Gateshead. Theo Vassell replaces Fraser Kerr.
Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Hartlepool United 1.
First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Hartlepool United 1.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Hartlepool United 1. Scott Barrow (Gateshead).
Second yellow card to Blair Adams (Hartlepool United) for a bad foul.
Blair Adams (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Wes York (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Gateshead 0, Hartlepool United 1. Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a.
Neill Byrne (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Dan Hanford (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.