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Hartlepool United 2-2 Gateshead

Keith Watson's brace was not enough for a Hartlepool victory as Gateshead claimed a point from a 2-2 draw in the north east National League derby at Victoria Park.

The hosts took an early lead as Scottish defender Watson, on his first start since suffering a knee injury in September, pounced on Nicky Deverdics' cross to put Pools ahead after seven minutes.

Gateshead equalised three minutes before the break as Richard Peniket nudged Jordan Preston's effort past goalkeeper Scott Loach from close range.

St Johnstone loanee Watson fired Hartlepool in front for the second time after 64 minutes as he claimed his third goal of the season, but the visitors hit back again as substitute Wes York turned in Luke Hannant's low cross four minutes after coming on as the sides replicated the scoreline from the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 22DonnellyBooked at 89mins
  • 29Ledger
  • 18Hawkins
  • 17DeverdicsBooked at 24mins
  • 28Watson
  • 14Woods
  • 12Franks
  • 11OatesSubstituted forMunnsat 71'minutes
  • 9CassidySubstituted forSimpsonat 87'minutes
  • 21RodneySubstituted forAdeloyeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Munns
  • 13Catterick
  • 23Laing
  • 27Simpson
  • 30Adeloye

Gateshead

  • 21Hanford
  • 12Tinkler
  • 2Vassell
  • 19Hannant
  • 3Barrow
  • 5ByrneBooked at 81mins
  • 16PennSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
  • 13McLaughlin
  • 8Peniket
  • 11PrestonSubstituted forYorkat 75'minutes
  • 10Burrow

Substitutes

  • 1Montgomery
  • 6Fyfield
  • 7York
  • 9Johnson
  • 24Williams
Referee:
Joe Johnson
Attendance:
3,241

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Gateshead 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Gateshead 2.

Booking

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Connor Simpson replaces Jake Cassidy.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Tomi Adeloye replaces Devante Rodney.

Booking

Neill Byrne (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Gateshead 2. Wes York (Gateshead).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Wes York replaces Jordan Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jack Munns replaces Rhys Oates.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Russell Penn.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Gateshead 1. Keith Watson (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Gateshead 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Gateshead 1.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Gateshead 1. Richard Peniket (Gateshead).

Booking

Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Gateshead 0. Keith Watson (Hartlepool United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield28166638261254
2Aldershot28139644291548
3Sutton United2813784034646
4Dover281112537211645
5Wrexham2712962722545
6Bromley28128846361044
7Tranmere27127841251643
8Boreham Wood271110637271043
9Dag & Red27119740301042
10Ebbsfleet2791263931839
11Maidenhead United2891093740-337
12Maidstone United2691073034-437
13Fylde259884136535
14Woking26104123439-534
15Hartlepool2789102934-533
16Halifax2889113138-733
17Gateshead2571173226632
18Eastleigh2761383640-431
19Leyton Orient2887133542-731
20Barrow2879123539-430
21Solihull Moors2865172645-1923
22Chester26410122343-2022
23Guiseley26410122346-2322
24Torquay2748152341-1820
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