Match ends, Gateshead 1, Leyton Orient 1.
Gateshead 1-1 Leyton Orient
Marvin Ekpiteta saved Leyton Orient's unbeaten start to the season late on in a draw at Gateshead.
The sides cancelled each other out in the first half, but Craig Clay came close for the O's with a deflected effort that defender Jon Mellish cleared off his line at full stretch.
Gateshead thought they had won it when Luke Armstrong smashed in his fifth goal of the season after 77 minutes from Tom White's threaded ball.
Matters then deteriorated further for Orient as substitute James Alabi was sent off for a reckless lunge on Robbie Tinkler, but Ekpiteta found crucial space late on to salvage a point for the visitors.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 16MaloneySubstituted forWhiteat 55'minutes
- 7ThomsonSubstituted forSalkeldat 55'minutes
- 2TinklerBooked at 59mins
- 12MellishBooked at 28mins
- 14JuddSubstituted forHarroldat 85'minutes
- 22LeeSubstituted forGormanat 62'minutes
- 11DaytonSubstituted forAlabiat 67'minutesBooked at 81mins
- Glen Hart
Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Leyton Orient 1.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Leyton Orient 1. Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold replaces Myles Judd.
James Alabi (Leyton Orient) is shown the red card.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Leyton Orient 0. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces James Dayton.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Dale Gorman replaces Charlie Lee.
Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Gateshead. Tom White replaces Lewis Maloney.
Substitution, Gateshead. Cameron Salkeld replaces Connor Thomson.
Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Leyton Orient 0.
First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Leyton Orient 0.
Jon Mellish (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.