Match ends, Gateshead 1, FC Halifax Town 1.
Gateshead 1-1 FC Halifax Town
Gateshead and Halifax shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the International Stadium.
The Shaymen got off to a sensational start as they stormed forward from kick-off and Ben Tomlinson crossed for Jordan Preston to nudge in a goal after 18 seconds.
Surprisingly the remainder of the first half remained tight, but Mark Foden kept Gateshead in it when he reacted superbly to tip another Preston shot on to the crossbar.
The Heed levelled midway through the second half with a great move. Jon Mellish fed JJ O'Donnell down the left, who crossed to Luke Armstrong. The striker back-heeled beautifully into the path of Scott Boden for a simple finish past Sam Johnson.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 19BodenBooked at 68mins
- 3SellersBooked at 65mins
- 7KosyloBooked at 62mins
- 14TomlinsonBooked at 9minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 76'minutes
- Gareth Rhodes
Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, FC Halifax Town 1.
Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jonny Edwards replaces Ben Tomlinson.
Scott Boden (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Sellers (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Gateshead 1, FC Halifax Town 1. Scott Boden (Gateshead).
Matthew Kosylo (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Second Half begins Gateshead 0, FC Halifax Town 1.
First Half ends, Gateshead 0, FC Halifax Town 1.
Ben Tomlinson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Gateshead 0, FC Halifax Town 1. Jordan Preston (FC Halifax Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.