Gateshead kept their faint play-off hopes alive with a hard-fought victory over Cambridge.

In a quiet first half, Phil Turnbull went closest for the visitors when his effort from the edge of the area flashed wide.

But they wasted no time after the break and were soon ahead when Liam Hatch headed home Martin Brittain's cross.

The U's could only offer a wayward Andy Pugh header as they struggled to pose a serious threat on goal.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Naisbitt
  • 02 Roberts
  • 03 Jennings
  • 04 Coulson (Hudson - 46' )
  • 12 McAuley
  • 27 Thorpe
  • 06 Shaw (Berry - 61' )
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 26 Eades (Dawkin - 66' )
  • 09 Gash
  • 15 Pugh

Substitutes

  • 25 Hudson
  • 18 Berry
  • 14 Tyriaki
  • 17 Hughes
  • 22 Dawkin

Gateshead

  • 13 Farman
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 14 Baxter
  • 25 Dummett
  • 07 Brittain (Anaclet - 86' )
  • 08 Turnbull Booked
  • 11 Cummins
  • 21 Chandler
  • 09 Shaw
  • 15 Hatch (Marwood - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Deasy
  • 02 Anaclet
  • 04 Gate
  • 16 Gillies
  • 17 Marwood
Ref: Ford
Att: 2,344

Match Stats

Shots

5 8

On target

2 3

Corners

6 5

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:10 Full time

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

90:00 +1:13

Inswinging corner taken by Rossi Jarvis.

90:00 +1:07

A cross is delivered by Josh Dawkin, James Curtis gets a block in.

89:33

The ball is crossed by James Jennings, clearance by James Curtis.

86:59

Josh Dawkin delivers the ball, Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Eddie Odhiambo is brought on as a substitute for Martin Brittain.

85:23

The ball is swung over by Jonathon Thorpe.

84:53

Micky Cummins takes a shot.

83:15

The ball is crossed by Martin Brittain, clearance by Blaine Hudson.

82:33

Corner taken by Martin Brittain from the left by-line played to the near post, Kevin Roberts makes a clearance.

81:35

James Jennings crosses the ball, Paul Farman makes a save.

81:01

The ball is swung over by James Jennings, Ben Clark manages to make a clearance.

80:13

Phil Turnbull takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

78:59

Rory McAuley challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Brittain restarts play with the free kick.

78:05

Outswinging corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the right by-line played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Andy Pugh misses to the right of the goal.

77:02

James Curtis challenges Michael Gash unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Jennings takes the free kick.

76:27

A cross is delivered by Kevin Roberts, Josh Dawkin takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution James Marwood is brought on as a substitute for Liam Hatch.

74:04

The ball is delivered by Jonathon Thorpe, clearance made by James Curtis.

71:13

Josh Dawkin delivers the ball.

67:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Clark on Michael Gash. Free kick taken by Rossi Jarvis.

65:45 Substitution

Substitution Josh Dawkin is brought on as a substitute for Jack Eades.

63:29

Micky Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Eades. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

62:15

Direct free kick taken by Kevin Roberts.

62:15 Booking

Booking Booking for Phil Turnbull for unsporting behaviour.

61:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Thorpe by Phil Turnbull.

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Tom Shaw goes off and Luke Berry comes on.

59:13

The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Chandler for handball. Rossi Jarvis takes the free kick.

58:25

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Brittain from the right by-line, save made by Danny Naisbitt.

58:14

The ball is crossed by Jon Shaw, Rory McAuley gets a block in.

56:07

Long range effort from Kevin Roberts misses to the left of the target.

53:43

Phil Turnbull takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

52:55

Jack Eades produces a cross, Craig Baxter makes a clearance.

51:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Shaw by Rory McAuley. Martin Brittain produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

51:16

Foul by Michael Gash on James Curtis, free kick awarded. Craig Baxter takes the free kick.

50:31

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Brittain from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Clark on Rossi Jarvis. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

50:22

Martin Brittain crosses the ball, Blaine Hudson manages to make a clearance.

49:41

Unfair challenge on Craig Baxter by James Jennings results in a free kick. Martin Brittain takes the free kick.

48:27

The ball is crossed by Jonathon Thorpe.

46:22

The assist for the goal came from Martin Brittain.

46:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hatch - Cambridge 0 - 1 Gateshead Liam Hatch grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Cambridge Utd 0-1 Gateshead.

46:19

A cross is delivered by Martin Brittain,

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Blaine Hudson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Coulson.

45:00 +0:17 Half time

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

44:41

Martin Brittain produces a cross, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Jon Shaw goes wide right of the target.

44:23

Tom Shaw challenges Liam Hatch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

42:54

Jack Eades gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Baxter. Martin Brittain takes the free kick. Micky Cummins is ruled offside. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

41:33

Rossi Jarvis is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James Curtis.

40:44

Phil Turnbull has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

40:30

The ball is swung over by Craig Baxter, clearance by Josh Coulson.

39:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Shaw on Jamie Chandler. Craig Baxter restarts play with the free kick.

39:32

Centre by Jonathon Thorpe, clearance by Craig Baxter.

38:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis played to the near post, Liam Hatch makes a clearance.

37:48

The ball is crossed by Jack Eades, Craig Baxter gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line to the near post, Liam Hatch manages to make a clearance.

33:27

Kevin Roberts delivers the ball.

32:11

Foul by Rossi Jarvis on Craig Baxter, free kick awarded. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

31:47

The ball is sent over by Kevin Roberts, clearance made by James Curtis.

31:00

Kevin Roberts fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

30:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Gash on Jamie Chandler. Free kick taken by Ben Clark.

29:01

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Brittain, clearance by Jack Eades.

28:53

The ball is delivered by Martin Brittain, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

28:25

Craig Baxter sends in a cross, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

26:10

Craig Baxter sends in a cross, Micky Cummins challenges Kevin Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

25:31

The ball is delivered by Craig Baxter, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

24:00

The ball is crossed by Rossi Jarvis.

23:28

Corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis, clearance by James Curtis.

22:53

Corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis. The ball is delivered by Josh Coulson, James Curtis gets a block in.

22:43

Centre by Jack Eades.

19:51

Kevin Roberts delivers the ball.

18:48

A cross is delivered by Kevin Roberts, Ben Clark manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by Josh Coulson, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

17:42

Paul Dummett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Thorpe. Josh Coulson takes the direct free kick.

17:36

Martin Brittain delivers the ball, clearance made by Kevin Roberts.

13:57

Kevin Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch. Direct free kick taken by Martin Brittain.

13:41

The ball is crossed by James Jennings, clearance by Ben Clark.

12:19

Martin Brittain produces a cross, save made by Danny Naisbitt.

11:08

The ball is delivered by Liam Hatch.

10:24

The ball is swung over by James Jennings, Jonathon Thorpe takes a shot. Michael Gash gets a block in.

9:26

Centre by Jonathon Thorpe.

7:51

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Brittain from the right by-line, Effort from the edge of the area by Phil Turnbull goes wide of the right-hand post.

7:41

The ball is crossed by Martin Brittain, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

5:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Turnbull on Rossi Jarvis. Rossi Jarvis takes the indirect free kick.

4:14

The ball is sent over by James Jennings, Ben Clark manages to make a clearance.

2:40

Shot from outside the box by Tom Shaw misses to the left of the target.

2:17

The ball is delivered by Kevin Roberts, Ben Clark makes a clearance.

0:00

The match begins.

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