Cambridge hammered Gateshead to leapfrog the Tynesiders in the Blue Square Bet Premier table.

Tom Shaw fired home from inside the box inside 15 minutes, while team-mate Lee Bullock had a header deemed not to have crossed the line.

Josh Coulson extended the lead after the break from a corner, and the visitors were reduced to 10 men when James Curtis earned a second yellow.

James Jennings buried the free-kick from 30 yards to cap the victory.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Cambridge Utd

  • 33 Steer
  • 02 Roberts (Thorpe - 89' )
  • 03 Jennings (Haynes-Brown - 82' )
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 06 Shaw
  • 11 Dunk
  • 16 Jarvis Booked
  • 22 Willmott
  • 09 Gash
  • 10 Elliott (Smith - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Hedge
  • 20 Thorpe
  • 25 Hudson
  • 34 Haynes-Brown
  • 28 Smith

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 03 Boyle
  • 05 Curtis Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler
  • 07 Gillies (Bush - 79' )
  • 11 Cummins (Odubade - 53' )
  • 18 Donaldson
  • 32 Bullock (Turnbull - 59' )
  • 09 Hatch

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 16 Bush
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 10 Odubade
  • 33 Henderson
Ref: Rees
Att: 1,840

Match Stats

Shots

25 12

On target

13 5

Corners

12 5

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:59 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:05

Curtis Haynes-Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Chandler. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Bush from right channel, Jed Steer makes a save.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Ryan Donaldson on Robbie Willmott, free kick awarded. Curtis Haynes-Brown takes the direct free kick.

88:41

Corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ben Clark.

88:41 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Jonathon Thorpe coming on for Kevin Roberts.

88:41

The ball is swung over by Curtis Haynes-Brown, Liam Hatch manages to make a clearance.

88:13

Yemi Odubade produces a cross, save by Jed Steer.

86:58

Centre by Carl Magnay, clearance by Josh Coulson.

85:34

The referee blows for offside. Ben Clark takes the free kick.

85:01

A cross is delivered by Carl Magnay, clearance made by Josh Coulson.

83:13

Phil Turnbull concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Shaw. Jed Steer takes the direct free kick.

81:13 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Curtis Haynes-Brown coming on for James Jennings.

80:33

Carl Magnay crosses the ball, clearance by Kevin Roberts.

78:53

Michael Gash gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Turnbull. Ben Clark takes the direct free kick.

78:11 Substitution

Substitution Josh Gillies leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Bush.

77:48

Jamie Chandler has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

77:10

Kevin Roberts crosses the ball, blocked by Patrick Boyle.

76:08

Rossi Jarvis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ben Clark makes a clearance.

75:11 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Sam Smith coming on for Tom Elliott.

72:54

The referee blows for offside. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

71:14

The ball is sent over by Phil Turnbull, Foul by Yemi Odubade on Josh Coulson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jed Steer. Shot from just outside the penalty area by Robbie Willmott misses to the left of the target.

69:45

Tom Shaw has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Adam Bartlett. Outswinging corner taken by Rossi Jarvis, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Michael Gash goes wide right of the goal.

68:47

Jamie Chandler produces a cross, save by Jed Steer.

68:34

Patrick Boyle produces a cross, clearance by James Jennings.

66:07

The ball is delivered by James Jennings, Harrison Dunk takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Clark. Outswinging corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the right by-line, Tom Elliott takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

64:28

Harrison Dunk fouled by Jamie Chandler, the ref awards a free kick. Rossi Jarvis produces a cross, Shot from 20 yards from Tom Shaw. Blocked by Ben Clark. Effort on goal by Michael Gash from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

63:52

Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by James Jennings.

63:12

Rossi Jarvis is ruled offside. Ben Clark takes the indirect free kick.

62:12

Josh Gillies crosses the ball, Headed effort on goal by Yemi Odubade from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

60:46 Goal scored

Goal! - James Jennings - Cambridge 3 - 0 Gateshead Free kick scored by James Jennings from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 3-0 Gateshead.

59:46 Dismissal

Dismissal James Curtis sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

59:25

James Curtis concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Elliott.

58:34 Substitution

Substitution (Gateshead) makes a substitution, with Phil Turnbull coming on for Lee Bullock.

58:34

Yemi Odubade sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Liam Hatch goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

57:39

Unfair challenge on James Curtis by Tom Elliott results in a free kick. James Curtis restarts play with the free kick.

56:52

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by James Curtis goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

55:44

Shot by Harrison Dunk from outside the box goes high over the target.

54:45

Rory McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Hatch. Lee Bullock takes the direct free kick.

53:37

Effort on goal by Rossi Jarvis from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

52:34 Substitution

Substitution Yemi Odubade comes on in place of Micky Cummins.

52:34

Harrison Dunk produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

52:06

Tom Shaw delivers the ball, clearance made by Carl Magnay.

51:31

Tom Elliott takes a shot.

49:28

Free kick taken by Ben Clark.

49:28 Booking

Booking Rossi Jarvis is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

49:19

Unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Rossi Jarvis results in a free kick.

49:02

The ball is delivered by Kevin Roberts, clearance made by Jamie Chandler.

48:52

The ball is swung over by Robbie Willmott, clearance made by Patrick Boyle.

48:23

Robbie Willmott produces a cross, blocked by James Curtis.

46:46

Assist by Tom Elliott.

46:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Coulson - Cambridge 2 - 0 Gateshead Josh Coulson finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 2-0 Gateshead.

45:49

A cross is delivered by Rossi Jarvis, Tom Elliott takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis from the right by-line, Tom Elliott takes a shot. Ben Clark gets a block in.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:48

Unfair challenge on Harrison Dunk by Patrick Boyle results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Rossi Jarvis, Tom Shaw takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett. Rossi Jarvis takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

43:22

Ryan Donaldson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

40:59

Unfair challenge on Tom Elliott by James Curtis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Jennings.

37:52

Effort from deep inside the area by Micky Cummins misses to the left of the goal.

36:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Gillies by Tom Shaw. Josh Gillies takes the direct free kick.

36:27

Kevin Roberts sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tom Elliott misses to the right of the target.

36:00

The ball is swung over by Ryan Donaldson, Jed Steer makes a save.

35:07

The ball is swung over by James Jennings, James Curtis makes a clearance. Effort from deep inside the area by Harrison Dunk misses to the left of the goal.

34:48

Carl Magnay crosses the ball, clearance by Rossi Jarvis.

33:14

The ball is sent over by Kevin Roberts, clearance by Carl Magnay.

32:42

Jamie Chandler fouled by Harrison Dunk, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Clark takes the direct free kick.

30:43

James Curtis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Elliott. James Jennings produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

28:29

Josh Gillies crosses the ball, clearance by Kevin Roberts.

27:17

Michael Gash takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Clark. Rossi Jarvis takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Curtis by Tom Elliott. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

25:30

Jamie Chandler takes a shot. Save made by Jed Steer. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by James Curtis misses to the right of the target.

25:09 Booking

Booking James Curtis is cautioned.

24:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Rossi Jarvis played to the near post, save by Adam Bartlett.

23:04

The ball is delivered by Carl Magnay, Kevin Roberts manages to make a clearance. The ball is delivered by Ryan Donaldson, Lee Bullock takes a shot. Jed Steer makes a save. Free kick awarded for a foul by Micky Cummins on Jed Steer. Free kick taken by Josh Coulson. Lee Bullock challenges Harrison Dunk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jed Steer takes the direct free kick.

21:54

Patrick Boyle delivers the ball, Harrison Dunk gets a block in.

19:39

Patrick Boyle takes a shot. Blocked by Rory McAuley. Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line to the near post, Liam Hatch takes a shot. Save made by Jed Steer.

17:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory McAuley by Liam Hatch. Tom Shaw takes the direct free kick.

16:33

James Jennings takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett. Centre by James Jennings, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

16:24

The ball is sent over by Tom Shaw, clearance made by Ben Clark.

16:12

Rossi Jarvis delivers the ball, Micky Cummins makes a clearance.

14:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Shaw - Cambridge 1 - 0 Gateshead Tom Shaw scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Cambridge Utd 1-0 Gateshead.

13:47

Tom Elliott takes a shot. James Curtis gets a block in. Rossi Jarvis takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post,

10:47

The ball is delivered by Josh Gillies, blocked by James Jennings. Josh Gillies takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Tom Elliott.

9:16

James Jennings sends in a cross, blocked by Josh Gillies. Corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, Harrison Dunk takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Rossi Jarvis, Patrick Boyle manages to make a clearance.

7:46

Lee Bullock crosses the ball, clearance by Tom Shaw.

7:15

Josh Gillies takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jed Steer.

5:52

Corner taken by Rossi Jarvis from the left by-line played to the near post, Tom Elliott takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

3:00

The offside flag is raised against Liam Hatch. Indirect free kick taken by Jed Steer.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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