Match ends, Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 0.
Scott Boden held his nerve at the second time of asking as his late penalty earned Gateshead victory over Maidstone.
Lee Worgan saved Boden's early spot-kick and the keeper won the pair's next battle as well as the first half finished goalless.
The second half followed a similar pattern, with Gateshead unable to break the visitors down and Maidstone's best chance coming on the counter.
With three minutes remaining Will de Haviland brought down Steven Rigg to concede a second penalty and spark a melee which saw Maidstone's Blair Turgott and Gateshead's JJ O'Donnell dismissed.
Boden stepped up again, this time sending Worgan the wrong way to score the winner.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 14O'DonnellBooked at 87mins
- 4HunterSubstituted forForbesat 66'minutes
- 12MellishBooked at 80mins
- 15WhiteBooked at 69mins
- 11SalkeldSubstituted forDevittat 89'minutes
- 2EfeteSubstituted forLozaat 90+2'minutes
- 6FinneyBooked at 54mins
- 3McLennanSubstituted forCokerat 63'minutes
- 21MuldoonBooked at 31mins
- 5De Havilland
- 11TurgottBooked at 87mins
- 10PaxmanBooked at 52minsSubstituted forQuigleyat 90'minutes
- Daniel Middleton
Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 0.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Jamar Loza replaces Michee Efete.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Joe Quigley replaces Jack Paxman.
Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Devitt replaces Cameron Salkeld.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 0. Scott Boden (Gateshead) converts the penalty with a.
Second yellow card to JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) for a bad foul.
Blair Turgott (Maidstone United) is shown the red card.
Jon Mellish (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Gateshead. Elliot Forbes replaces Jack Hunter.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Andre Coker replaces George McLennan.
Alex Finney (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
Jack Paxman (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Maidstone United 0.
First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Maidstone United 0.
Oliver Muldoon (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.