Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Gateshead 0.
Braintree Town 2-0 Gateshead
Braintree were relegated from the National League despite a home win against play-off chasing Gateshead.
The visitors, who now sit five points off the top seven, went close to opening the scoring when Greg Olley's header from a corner came back off both post and crossbar.
Braintree took the lead just before the break when Daniel Matsuzaka was upended in the box and Korrey Henry drove home the resulting penalty.
Gateshead goalkeeper Aynsley Pears tipped Mohammed Sagaf's free-kick on to the bar as the Iron pushed for a second.
The hosts extended their lead in the 88th minute through 18-year-old debutant Alfie Cerulli, but results elsewhere sent them down.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 28JamesSubstituted forBorgat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 72mins
- 25MatsuzakaBooked at 87mins
- 35AllenSubstituted forCerulliat 80'minutes
- 18DevittBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMcGeochat 87'minutes
- 4HunterSubstituted forMaloneyat 73'minutes
- Paul Howard
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Gateshead 0.
Oscar Borg (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Braintree Town 2, Gateshead 0. Alfie Cerulli (Braintree Town).
Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis McGeoch replaces Tom Devitt.
Daniel Matsuzaka (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Alfie Cerulli replaces Iffy Allen.
Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis Maloney replaces Jack Hunter.
Kodi Lyons-Foster (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Tom Devitt (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Oscar Borg replaces Cameron James.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0. Korrey Henry (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.