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Maidstone United 2-3 Gateshead

Gateshead sealed victory at Maidstone after surviving a late fightback from the hosts.

Maidstone started the game on top and forced Gateshead keeper Aynsley Pears into a smart save when he tipped Jack Paxman's strike over the bar.

But Gateshead took the lead after 25 minutes thanks to a stunning 25-yard strike from Luke Molyneux which rifled into the top corner.

The goal put the visitors into the ascendancy and the lead was doubled after 33 minutes by Robbie Tinkler, who fired a 30-yard effort through a crowd of bodies and into the bottom corner.

Molyneux grabbed his second to seemingly put the game to bed after 57 minutes, robbing Michael Phillips of possession before slotting past Maidstone keeper Ross Worner.

But Maidstone reduced the deficit 11 minutes from time as Jake Cassidy smashed in from close range following a save from Pears.

And they made it a tense finish for Gateshead by scoring again three minutes later. Jack Powell's cross was turned in by George McLennan.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Worner
  • 3McLennanSubstituted forSwaineat 90'minutes
  • 10PaxmanBooked at 52minsSubstituted forTajbakhshat 61'minutes
  • 22Phillips
  • 20Walton
  • 18Shields
  • 21MuldoonSubstituted forPowellat 61'minutes
  • 24Cassidy
  • 16Wishart
  • 19Robinson
  • 9Romain

Substitutes

  • 8Powell
  • 12Strizovic
  • 25Swaine
  • 28Tajbakhsh
  • 29Wassmer

Gateshead

  • 23Pears
  • 5Kerr
  • 2Tinkler
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 4Hunter
  • 3Barrow
  • 12MellishSubstituted forDevittat 77'minutes
  • 15White
  • 21Molyneux
  • 9ArmstrongSubstituted forRiggat 66'minutes
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Foden
  • 7Thomson
  • 10Rigg
  • 11Salkeld
  • 18Devitt
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,131

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Rob Swaine replaces George McLennan.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Gateshead 3. George McLennan (Maidstone United).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Gateshead 3. Jake Cassidy (Maidstone United).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Devitt replaces Jon Mellish.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Steven Rigg replaces Luke Armstrong.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Jack Powell replaces Oliver Muldoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Aryan Taj replaces Jack Paxman.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Gateshead 3. Luke Molyneux (Gateshead).

Booking

Jack Paxman (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 0, Gateshead 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidstone United 0, Gateshead 2.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Gateshead 2. Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead).

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 0, Gateshead 1. Luke Molyneux (Gateshead).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient25158247153253
2Salford25147448232549
3Wrexham24138330141647
4Harrogate25137550321846
5Fylde25129440182245
6Solihull Moors24135633211244
7Gateshead24133832221042
8Sutton United24101043227540
9Eastleigh2511682828039
10Ebbsfleet259792926334
11Barrow25104112829-134
12Boreham Wood258982627-133
13Hartlepool258892632-632
14Barnet229492426-231
15Dag & Red2594122831-331
16Halifax246992228-627
17Bromley2476113239-727
18Aldershot2575132039-1926
19Havant & Waterlooville2567123645-925
20Chesterfield2441192127-623
21Dover2556142545-2021
22Maidenhead United2463152346-2321
23Maidstone United2454152138-1719
24Braintree2536162245-2315
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