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Gateshead 2-1 Hartlepool United

Gateshead showed their National League play-off credentials with a 2-1 win over rivals Hartlepool at the Gateshead International Stadium.

Both sides had great chances to open the scoring in a frantic start before Luke Armstrong's effort from the edge of the penalty area somehow made its way past Scott Loach in the 13th minute to give the hosts the lead.

Robbie Tinkler rattled the crossbar from range as the home side looked to double their advantage and the Gateshead fans did not have to wait long to be celebrating once more as on-loan Middlesbrough forward Armstrong grabbed his 10th league goal of the season just after the half-hour mark.

Hartlepool rallied to get back in the game and went close through Liam Noble, Conor Newton and Niko Muir before they were given a lifeline as Gateshead midfielder Tom White was shown a straight red card with six minutes left, before Pools were awarded a penalty three minutes later.

Noble converted to set up a tense finish, and Hartlepool almost pulled off a great comeback but Kenton Richardson hit the woodwork late on, as Gateshead held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 23Pears
  • 2TinklerBooked at 29mins
  • 3BarrowSubstituted forO'Donnellat 51'minutes
  • 15WhiteBooked at 84mins
  • 6Williamson
  • 5Kerr
  • 12Mellish
  • 4Hunter
  • 21Molyneux
  • 9Armstrong
  • 19BodenSubstituted forRiggat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Foden
  • 7Thomson
  • 10Rigg
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 18Devitt

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 3Kitching
  • 5Magnay
  • 19Richardson
  • 14Rodgers
  • 15Davies
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forHawkesat 81'minutes
  • 6Noble
  • 8HawkinsSubstituted forJamesat 51'minutes
  • 7Donaldson
  • 10Muir

Substitutes

  • 11Hawkes
  • 16Featherstone
  • 17Anderson
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 33James
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
2,678

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 1. Liam Noble (Hartlepool United) converts the penalty with a.

Dismissal

Tom White (Gateshead) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Josh Hawkes replaces Conor Newton.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Steven Rigg replaces Scott Boden.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces Scott Barrow.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Hartlepool United 0. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).

Booking

Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Hartlepool United 0. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient26158348173153
2Wrexham25148335152050
3Salford26147549282149
4Solihull Moors25145637211647
5Fylde261210441192246
6Harrogate26137651341746
7Gateshead25143834231145
8Sutton United25111043327643
9Eastleigh2611783030040
10Ebbsfleet2610793328537
11Boreham Wood269982727036
12Barrow26105112930-135
13Dag & Red26104123032-234
14Hartlepool2688102734-732
15Barnet2394102427-331
16Halifax257992429-530
17Bromley2576123240-827
18Havant & Waterlooville2668123847-926
19Aldershot2675142343-2026
20Dover2666142846-1824
21Maidenhead United2573152749-2224
22Chesterfield25411102131-1023
23Maidstone United2554162241-1919
24Braintree2636172449-2515
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