Gateshead's hopes of survival were dealt a blow as they went down at promotion-chasing Forest Green.

Magno Vieira netted the winner when he hooked home his first League goal since September from close range.

Yan Klukowski had failed to put Rovers in front in the third minute when his penalty was saved by Adam Bartlett following handball by Liam Hatch.

Home keeper Sam Russell saved Josh Gillies's late shot on the line while Gateshead's James Brown hit the post.

Gateshead are now level on points with 21st-placed Nuneaton, who scored twice in the last two minutes to beat Barrow.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Rovers dug out a win - Hockaday

"After 10 minutes we should've been 4-0 up. However we missed a penalty and then you're thinking this isn't going to be our day.

"They made it difficult for us but it's three points, clean sheet and we move on.

"We did more than enough to win the game; we've just got to keep a calm head and just keep plugging away.

"We've found a way to win this game and given with the resources that we had available, I've got to be happy."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Forest Green

  • 23 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 16 Asafu-Adjaye
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 19 Rowe (Saul Williams - 58' )
  • 22 Green
  • 10 Vieira (Wright - 86' )
  • 14 Taylor (Oshodi - 70' )
  • 20 Norwood Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Bulman
  • 15 Oshodi
  • 07 Koroma
  • 18 Wright
  • 25 Saul Williams

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 05 Curtis Booked
  • 14 Brown
  • 22 Galpin Booked
  • 34 Bore
  • 04 Chandler
  • 07 Gillies
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 18 Donaldson
  • 09 Hatch Booked
  • 12 Fisher (Marwood - 22' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 03 Boyle
  • 25 McGlen
  • 11 Cummins
  • 15 Marwood
Ref: Whitton
Att: 1,139

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

5 4

Corners

10 6

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:56 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:18

James Curtis concedes a free kick for a foul on James Norwood. Direct free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

90:00 +2:53 Booking

Booking Booking for James Norwood for dissent.

90:00 +1:54 Booking

Booking James Curtis is given a yellow card.

90:00 +0:37

Shot by James Brown from inside the box bounces off the post.

89:27

Ben Wright takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

88:41

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Wright.

86:25

Ben Wright takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

84:37

Sam Russell takes the free kick.

84:37 Substitution

Substitution Magno Vieira goes off and Ben Wright comes on.

84:37

Liam Hatch concedes a free kick for a foul on Saul Williams.

83:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Curtis by Yan Klukowski. Free kick taken by Josh Gillies.

82:24

James Norwood is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lewis Galpin.

80:00

Paul Green challenges James Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Donaldson takes the direct free kick.

79:23

Unfair challenge on Josh Gillies by Saul Williams results in a free kick. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

77:27

Handball by Jamie Chandler. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

73:47

Paul Green produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

73:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lewis Galpin.

73:11

Saul Williams takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

70:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Turley on James Marwood. Josh Gillies takes the direct free kick.

67:54

Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

67:54 Substitution

Substitution Eddie Oshodi comes on in place of Matt Taylor.

67:54

Foul by James Norwood on Lewis Galpin, free kick awarded.

66:20

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski, clearance made by Adam Bartlett.

65:34

The ball is swung over by Yan Klukowski, Matt Taylor takes a shot. James Marwood gets a block in.

65:34 Booking

Booking Caution for Lewis Galpin.

65:13

Unfair challenge on Saul Williams by Lewis Galpin results in a free kick.

62:50

Sam Russell takes the direct free kick.

62:50 Booking

Booking James Marwood receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

62:42

James Marwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Magno Vieira.

62:02

Matt Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Bartlett. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

61:34

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yan Klukowski.

60:31

Chris Stokes takes the free kick.

60:31 Booking

Booking Liam Hatch goes into the referee's book.

60:25

James Norwood fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick.

59:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Magno Vieira - Forest Grn 1 - 0 Gateshead Magno Vieira grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Forest Green 1-0 Gateshead.

58:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line.

57:05 Substitution

Substitution Saul Williams is brought on as a substitute for James Rowe.

56:44

Ryan Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

54:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Gillies, save made by Sam Russell.

51:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Magno Vieira. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

50:17

Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Marwood. Peter Bore takes the direct free kick.

48:21

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Gillies from the left by-line played to the near post, James Norwood makes a clearance.

46:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Yan Klukowski, Header from close in by Jamie Turley misses to the left of the target.

45:24

Lewis Galpin challenges Matt Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yan Klukowski from right wing, Liam Hatch manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

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

45:00 +0:46

Magno Vieira concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Galpin. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

44:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by James Norwood. Josh Gillies takes the free kick.

40:04

Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

39:46

A cross is delivered by Josh Gillies, save by Sam Russell.

39:29

Centre by Jamie Chandler, Jamie Turley makes a clearance.

38:29

James Brown is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

37:19

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by James Curtis goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

37:01

James Brown takes a shot. Clearance by Jamie Turley.

35:46

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski played to the near post.

34:01

The official flags Yan Klukowski offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

33:04

Matt Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Hatch. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

27:02

Unfair challenge on Matt Taylor by Liam Hatch results in a free kick. Chris Stokes takes the free kick.

25:41

Shot by James Norwood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

23:59

Lewis Galpin takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell.

23:10

Paul Green takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22:33

Peter Bore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Norwood. Direct free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

21:04 Substitution

Substitution James Marwood is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Fisher.

19:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Gillies, save by Sam Russell.

18:49

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies.

18:25

Shot by Ryan Donaldson from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

16:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Yan Klukowski, Close range headed effort by James Norwood misses to the right of the target.

15:36

James Brown takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

14:54

The offside flag is raised against Nathan Fisher. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

13:35

Header from close range by Matt Taylor misses to the right of the goal.

12:34

Ryan Donaldson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

11:41

Foul by Jamie Chandler on Sam Russell, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

11:12

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

9:19

Foul by Liam Hatch on Magno Vieira, free kick awarded. Yan Klukowski crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Adam Bartlett.

8:56

Ed Asafu-Adjaye fouled by James Curtis, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

8:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Gillies, Chris Stokes makes a clearance.

6:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by Yan Klukowski. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

4:10

Header from close range by Jamie Turley misses to the right of the target.

3:41

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yan Klukowski.

3:02 Penalty

A save by Adam Bartlett from penalty by Yan Klukowski. Forest Green 0-0 Gateshead.

1:55

Liam Hatch is adjudged to have handled the ball.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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