Sam Smith scored a late equaliser for Lincoln against Gateshead in a game that saw both teams finish with 10 men.

Richard Pacquette headed the visitors ahead, but Jon Shaw equalised into the bottom right corner from 12 yards out.

Gateshead's Yemi Odubade headed home and scored a neat finish, before James Marwood and Alan Power were both dismissed after an altercation.

Pacquette scored from close range before Smith fired in the equaliser from 18 yards.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

"There was a lot of passion out there and I'm delighted to come here and gain a valuable point, but both managers went through a lot of ups and downs today.

"We do a lot of research and analysis of our opposition but today I had to write only one word on the board - 'character'. Over the season the players' character has been called into question and I felt we showed a lot today.

"Going 3-1 down, they showed unbelievable passion. Our dressing room's come alive tonight and I'm very pleased with that."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Gateshead

  • 01 Deasy
  • 03 Rents
  • 05 Curtis
  • 14 Baxter
  • 20 Carruthers
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 11 Cummins (Anaclet - 79' )
  • 17 Marwood Dismissed
  • 21 Chandler
  • 09 Shaw Booked (Airey - 79' )
  • 10 Odubade

Substitutes

  • 13 Farman
  • 02 Anaclet
  • 07 Brittain
  • 19 Moore
  • 26 Airey

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 04 Williams
  • 05 Gowling
  • 26 Robson Booked
  • 08 Power Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 12 Platt (Lloyd - 54' )
  • 17 Nicolau (Sheridan - 68' )
  • 34 Thompson
  • 14 Smith
  • 16 Pacquette

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 02 Watson
  • 32 Pearson
  • 18 Lloyd
  • 36 Sheridan
Ref: Bond
Att: 870

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

8 4

Corners

8 7

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

94:30 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:52

Jamie Chandler concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Thompson. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:28

Corner taken by Phil Turnbull from the left by-line to the near post, Sam Smith manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:19

Centre by Chris Carruthers, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

89:54

The referee blows for offside against Sam Smith. Free kick taken by Tim Deasy.

88:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Lloyd.

87:58

Danny Lloyd fouled by Craig Baxter, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jake Sheridan, clearance made by Phil Turnbull.

87:33

Shot by Yemi Odubade from 20 yards. Save by Joe Anyon.

86:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Smith - Gateshead 3 - 3 Lincoln Sam Smith fires in a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Gateshead 3-3 Lincoln City.

85:48

Richard Pacquette is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Tim Deasy.

83:38

Yemi Odubade takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

81:36

Josh Gowling provided the assist for the goal.

81:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Pacquette - Gateshead 3 - 2 Lincoln Richard Pacquette scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Gateshead 3-2 Lincoln City.

80:31

James Curtis challenges Richard Pacquette unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

79:42

Corner taken by Danny Lloyd from the left by-line, clearance by Craig Baxter.

78:37 Substitution

Substitution Eddie Odhiambo comes on in place of Micky Cummins.

78:37 Substitution

Substitution Jon Shaw goes off and Phil Airey comes on.

78:00

Corner taken right-footed by Yemi Odubade from the right by-line to the near post, Micky Cummins has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

77:46

Shot from 12 yards from Craig Baxter. Save made by Joe Anyon.

75:35

Sam Smith challenges James Curtis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

70:52

Jamie Chandler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Pacquette. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

69:25 Dismissal

Dismissal James Marwood receives a red card.

69:18 Dismissal

Dismissal Alan Power is shown a red card.

68:32

Danny Lloyd delivers the ball.

66:55

Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

66:55 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Jake Sheridan coming on for Nicky Nicolau.

66:55

Alan Power fouled by Micky Cummins, the ref awards a free kick.

66:00

Unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Tyrone Thompson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

64:48

Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

64:48 Booking

Booking Booking for Jon Shaw for unsporting behaviour.

64:42

Yemi Odubade is ruled offside.

62:34

Effort from 12 yards by Craig Baxter. Save by Joe Anyon.

59:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Nicolau, Robbie Williams produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

59:06

Craig Baxter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Lloyd. Nicky Nicolau delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Sam Rents.

57:34

Craig Baxter sends in a cross, Shot by Micky Cummins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

55:43

Nicky Nicolau crosses the ball, Robbie Williams produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:18

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Nicolau, Micky Cummins makes a clearance.

54:27

James Curtis fouled by Sam Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Turnbull takes the direct free kick.

53:46 Substitution

Substitution Danny Lloyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Conal Platt.

52:39

Assist by Jamie Chandler.

52:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Yemi Odubade - Gateshead 3 - 1 Lincoln A goal is scored by Yemi Odubade from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gateshead 3-1 Lincoln City.

50:36

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Pacquette. Tim Deasy restarts play with the free kick.

47:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Nicky Nicolau. Free kick taken by Sam Rents.

46:56

The official flags Nicky Nicolau offside. Tim Deasy takes the direct free kick.

46:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Shaw on Robbie Williams. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:51

Assist by James Marwood.

45:00 +1:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Yemi Odubade - Gateshead 2 - 1 Lincoln Yemi Odubade finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Gateshead 2-1 Lincoln City.

43:50

James Marwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

43:50 Booking

Booking Alan Power is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

43:41

Unfair challenge on James Marwood by Alan Power results in a free kick.

42:45

Direct free kick taken by Chris Carruthers.

42:45 Booking

Booking Paul Robson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

42:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robson on James Marwood.

41:54

The ball is crossed by Sam Rents.

41:11

Outswinging corner taken by James Marwood, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

38:48

Nicky Nicolau has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

37:33

Craig Baxter delivers the ball, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

36:07

Effort on goal by Jon Shaw from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:08

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Marwood, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

34:50

Effort from 18 yards by Jamie Chandler. Robbie Williams gets a block in.

34:04

Corner taken by James Marwood, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

33:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Marwood, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

32:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Chandler on Conal Platt. Nicky Nicolau crosses the ball in from the free kick, Tim Deasy makes a save.

31:00

Unfair challenge on Josh Gowling by Jon Shaw results in a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.

30:38

Jamie Chandler produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Robbie Williams gets a block in.

27:54

Assist on the goal came from Craig Baxter.

27:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon Shaw - Gateshead 1 - 1 Lincoln Goal scored by Jon Shaw from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gateshead 1-1 Lincoln City.

26:05

Conal Platt handles the ball and concedes a free kick. James Curtis takes the free kick.

22:47

Josh Gowling challenges Chris Carruthers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Deasy takes the direct free kick.

21:51

Jon Shaw is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

21:27

The ball is swung over by Craig Baxter.

19:40

Foul by Nicky Nicolau on Jamie Chandler, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Rents.

17:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conal Platt on Yemi Odubade. Free kick crossed by Sam Rents, clearance made by Robbie Williams.

15:27

Shot by Jon Shaw from just outside the area goes over the net.

15:14

The ball is swung over by Phil Turnbull, clearance by Robbie Williams.

14:37

Conal Platt decides to take the corner short, The ball is delivered by Nicky Nicolau, clearance by Chris Carruthers.

12:03

Corner taken right-footed by James Marwood from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Micky Cummins goes over the bar.

11:16

A cross is delivered by Sam Rents, clearance by Josh Gowling.

10:02

Yemi Odubade is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

9:37

Robbie Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Shaw. Direct free kick taken by Craig Baxter.

9:19

Sam Rents fouled by Sam Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

7:43

Craig Baxter delivers the ball, Paul Robson manages to make a clearance.

6:04

The assist for the goal came from Nicky Nicolau.

6:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Pacquette - Gateshead 0 - 1 Lincoln Richard Pacquette finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Gateshead 0-1 Lincoln City.

5:40

Corner taken by Nicky Nicolau from the right by-line to the near post,

5:23

Nicky Nicolau takes a shot from 25 yards. Jamie Chandler gets a block in.

4:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Pacquette. Free kick taken by Tim Deasy.

4:13

A cross is delivered by Alan Power.

3:27

Conal Platt takes the inswinging corner, Sam Rents makes a clearance.

2:40

Richard Pacquette has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

2:03

Effort from outside the penalty box by Sam Rents goes wide right of the goal.

1:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Nicolau on Sam Rents. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Marwood, clearance made by Tyrone Thompson.

0:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Chandler on Alan Power. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robson.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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