Gateshead kept alive their faint hope of sealing a Blue Square Bet Premier play-off place after their narrow victory over Forest Green Rovers.

The result means Gateshead are four points behind fifth-placed York with three games to play.

Jamie Collins had a great chance to put Forest Green ahead at the break but glanced his header over the bar.

Shaw put Gateshead ahead after rising to head home Alan O'Brien's cross while Keiron Forbes also went close late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

We lacked killer finish - Hockaday

"We've dominated possession for long spells and I'm happy with that. It's about winning games and we didn't have enough end product.

"I just felt we could have scored at any time and we could have gone on and won the game, but we haven't had the quality.

"We had one or two half chances and Matt Taylor's had a good effort at the beginning of the second half.

"But it's been a good season and we're going to end up with 50% more points than we had last season, which is a massive improvement."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Gateshead

  • 01 Deasy
  • 03 Rents
  • 06 Clark
  • 14 Baxter
  • 25 Dummett
  • 04 Gate
  • 11 Cummins
  • 21 Chandler (Gillies - 25' )
  • 24 O'Brien
  • 09 Shaw
  • 10 Odubade (Marwood - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Farman
  • 02 Anaclet
  • 07 Brittain
  • 16 Gillies
  • 17 Marwood

Forest Green

  • 30 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 16 Graham
  • 22 Oshodi
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes
  • 28 Collins
  • 07 Norwood (Uwezu - 46' )
  • 14 Taylor (Styche - 60' )
  • 24 Henderson (Thomson - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Todd
  • 19 Rowe
  • 21 Thomson
  • 09 Styche
  • 23 Uwezu
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 579

Match Stats

Shots

3 7

On target

1 1

Corners

5 3

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:40 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:46

Alan O'Brien produces a cross.

90:00 +1:35

The ball is delivered by Jake Thomson.

90:00 +0:50

James Marwood decides to take the corner short.

89:40

Foul by Chris Stokes on James Marwood, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Marwood.

88:09

Jake Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Gate. Sam Rents takes the free kick.

86:54

The ball is sent over by Jake Thomson, Chris Stokes produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

85:53

Alan O'Brien is caught offside. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

84:35

Shot from 25 yards by Keiron Forbes. Sam Rents gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Thomson from the right by-line, clearance by Paul Dummett.

83:07

Craig Baxter fouled by Michael Uwezu, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Baxter takes the indirect free kick.

80:10

Reece Styche fouled by Paul Dummett, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

78:36

The ball is swung over by Jake Thomson, save by Tim Deasy.

76:43

The official flags Reece Styche offside. Tim Deasy takes the free kick.

74:56

Jake Thomson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

73:47

A cross is delivered by James Marwood, Sam Russell makes a comfortable save.

71:47

Unfair challenge on Reece Styche by Paul Dummett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

71:38

Centre by Craig Baxter, Luke Graham makes a clearance.

71:20

Craig Baxter sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Graham.

68:17

Foul by Reece Styche on Ben Clark, free kick awarded. Tim Deasy takes the indirect free kick.

65:55

The ball is swung over by Craig Baxter, comfortable save by Sam Russell.

64:44

The ball is sent over by Sam Rents, Chris Stokes makes a clearance.

62:05

Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Kris Gate.

58:34 Substitution

Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Reece Styche coming on for Matty Taylor.

58:34 Substitution

Substitution James Marwood on for Yemi Odubade.

58:34 Substitution

Substitution Jake Thomson comes on in place of Liam Henderson.

58:34

The assist for the goal came from Alan O'Brien.

58:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon Shaw - Gateshead 1 - 0 Forest Grn Jon Shaw scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Gateshead 1-0 Forest Green.

57:37

Alan O'Brien crosses the ball, clearance made by Keiron Forbes.

55:18

Matty Taylor challenges Kris Gate unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Baxter.

53:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss by Jon Shaw. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

52:28

Chris Stokes produces a cross, clearance by Paul Dummett.

48:35

The ball is sent over by Alan O'Brien, Luke Graham makes a clearance.

47:46

The ball is swung over by Josh Gillies, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.

46:10

Foul by Jon Shaw on Eddie Oshodi, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

45:13

Effort from the edge of the area by Matty Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Michael Uwezu replaces James Norwood.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:52

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski, Close range headed effort by Jamie Collins clears the crossbar.

43:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Gillies, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies played to the near post, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Paul Dummett goes wide right of the goal.

43:16

Centre by Yemi Odubade, clearance made by Keiron Forbes.

42:27

Liam Henderson has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

39:30

A cross is delivered by Ben Clark, Header by Paul Dummett from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

38:56

Alan O'Brien sends in a cross, Luke Graham makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Josh Gillies, Alan O'Brien sends in a cross, clearance made by Eddie Oshodi.

36:32

Craig Baxter delivers the ball, save by Sam Russell.

35:15

Josh Gillies crosses the ball, Luke Graham makes a clearance.

31:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Gate on Keiron Forbes. Chris Stokes takes the free kick.

28:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eddie Oshodi on Alan O'Brien. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Gillies.

24:05 Substitution

Substitution Josh Gillies comes on in place of Jamie Chandler.

23:06

Matty Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Dummett. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Deasy.

22:48

Liam Henderson produces a cross, Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

17:00

Matty Taylor is caught offside. Tim Deasy restarts play with the free kick.

15:09

Micky Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

15:02

The ball is delivered by Yemi Odubade, clearance by Jared Hodgkiss.

12:42

James Norwood produces a cross, Matty Taylor has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

9:46

Matty Taylor is caught offside. Tim Deasy takes the free kick.

8:41

James Norwood delivers the ball, Sam Rents manages to make a clearance.

8:30

A cross is delivered by Liam Henderson, Craig Baxter manages to make a clearance.

7:48

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Chandler, clearance made by Jamie Collins.

5:45

The ball is crossed by James Norwood.

3:13

Luke Graham fouled by Jon Shaw, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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