Gateshead claimed their first victory of 2013 as three goals in the first 20 minutes helped them beat Macclesfield.

Jamie Chandler put the visitors ahead in the second minute when he finished well from Peter Bore's cross.

James Brown made it 2-0 with an angled effort for his first Gateshead goal before Ryan Donaldson took on two home defenders and shot into the top corner.

Chandler grabbed a spectacular second, volleying home from 18 yards out after more good work from Bore.

Seventh-placed Macclesfield, unbeaten in their previous six league games, had chances but Wade Fairhurst fired wide, John Paul Kissock headed off target and Matthew Barnes-Homer was denied by Gateshead goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.

The Heed had lost their previous six games and not won since beating Barrow 2-0 on 26 December, but this victory sees them move out of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone and up to 20th.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Cronin
  • 02 Jackson
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 30 Audel
  • 34 Mills
  • 17 Wedgbury
  • 19 Kissock (Winn - 56' )
  • 29 Kasim (Mackreth - 70' )
  • 09 Barnes-Homer (McDonald - 70' )
  • 12 Evans
  • 20 Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 14 Diagne
  • 07 Mackreth
  • 26 Gorman
  • 11 Winn
  • 23 McDonald

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 03 Boyle
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler
  • 07 Gillies (Marwood - 54' )
  • 08 Turnbull (Cummins - 77' )
  • 18 Donaldson
  • 34 Bore
  • 14 Brown (Everson - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 11 Cummins
  • 15 Marwood
  • 35 Everson
  • 36 McGorrigan
Ref: Toner
Att: 1,467

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

10 6

Corners

7 2

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:07 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:38

The offside flag is raised against Waide Fairhurst. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

89:41

Ryan Jackson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

89:10

Foul by Ben Everson on Sam Wedgbury, free kick awarded. Sam Wedgbury takes the free kick.

88:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jack Mackreth. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

88:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sam Wedgbury.

87:50

Effort from 12 yards by Peter Winn. Blocked by James Curtis.

84:27

Micky Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean McDonald. Craig Braham-Barrett takes the direct free kick.

81:55

Corner taken short by Sam Wedgbury.

81:42

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Blocked by James Curtis.

79:32

Ryan Donaldson is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

78:17

A cross is delivered by Jack Mackreth, James Curtis manages to make a clearance.

77:48

Ben Everson concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Mills. Free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

76:12 Substitution

Substitution (Gateshead) makes a substitution, with Micky Cummins coming on for Phil Turnbull.

75:14

Peter Winn takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Chandler.

74:03

Foul by Jack Mackreth on Patrick Boyle, free kick awarded. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

72:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Everson. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.

70:44

Jack Mackreth takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

69:08 Substitution

Substitution Dean McDonald is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Barnes-Homer.

69:08 Substitution

Substitution Yaser Kasim goes off and Jack Mackreth comes on.

67:54

Corner taken right-footed by James Marwood from the left by-line, clearance by Sam Wedgbury.

67:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Marwood by Ryan Jackson. James Marwood takes the direct free kick.

66:36

Yaser Kasim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Clark. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

65:09 Substitution

Substitution Ben Everson on for James Brown.

64:28

The referee blows for offside against Peter Winn. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

62:17

Sam Wedgbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Turnbull. Patrick Boyle restarts play with the free kick.

61:31

Ryan Donaldson takes a shot. Save made by Lance Cronin.

60:09

Thierry Audel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Donaldson. Free kick taken by Carl Magnay.

57:46

Foul by Ryan Donaldson on Pablo Mills, free kick awarded. Lance Cronin takes the direct free kick.

57:16

Micah Evans takes a shot. Blocked by James Marwood.

56:40

Peter Winn takes a shot. Blocked by James Curtis.

55:59

Micah Evans fouled by James Marwood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Jackson.

55:05

Sam Wedgbury takes the free kick.

55:05 Substitution

Substitution Peter Winn comes on in place of John Paul Kissock.

55:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Turnbull on Waide Fairhurst.

53:40

Sam Wedgbury challenges Carl Magnay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Donaldson takes the free kick.

53:17 Substitution

Substitution (Gateshead) makes a substitution, with James Marwood coming on for Josh Gillies.

51:01

Foul by Sam Wedgbury on Josh Gillies, free kick awarded. Ben Clark takes the free kick.

46:58

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury played to the near post, Patrick Boyle manages to make a clearance.

46:46

A cross is delivered by Ryan Jackson, clearance by Patrick Boyle.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:08

Jamie Chandler takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the right-hand post.

45:00 +0:51

Peter Bore provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +0:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Chandler - Macclesfld 0 - 4 Gateshead Jamie Chandler fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Macclesfield 0-4 Gateshead.

45:00 +0:22

Matthew Barnes-Homer is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

44:40

Effort on goal by John Paul Kissock from just inside the area clears the bar.

43:00

Effort on goal by Matthew Barnes-Homer from 18 yards. Save by Adam Bartlett.

42:45

Sam Wedgbury takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Adam Bartlett.

42:27

Yaser Kasim takes a shot. Blocked by James Curtis.

37:45

Effort on goal by Matthew Barnes-Homer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

37:08

The ball is delivered by Ryan Jackson, Adam Bartlett makes a save.

34:36

Corner taken right-footed by Phil Turnbull, James Curtis has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

34:10

Thierry Audel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Donaldson. Direct free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

33:26

Craig Braham-Barrett sends in a cross.

32:11

Waide Fairhurst takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

28:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Magnay by Matthew Barnes-Homer. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

27:13

Foul by Carl Magnay on John Paul Kissock, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.

21:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line.

19:43

Assist by James Brown.

19:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Donaldson - Macclesfld 0 - 3 Gateshead Ryan Donaldson finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-3 Gateshead.

17:39 Goal scored

Goal! - James Brown - Macclesfld 0 - 2 Gateshead James Brown finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-2 Gateshead.

15:49

Micah Evans takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.

15:23

Yaser Kasim takes a shot. Phil Turnbull gets a block in.

14:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Brown. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.

13:48

The ball is delivered by Micah Evans.

13:45

John Paul Kissock produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

11:43

Waide Fairhurst produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

10:38

Centre by Craig Braham-Barrett, clearance by James Curtis.

8:37

Matthew Barnes-Homer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Bore. Phil Turnbull takes the direct free kick.

8:00

Ryan Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.

7:28

Micah Evans challenges Patrick Boyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Boyle.

4:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, Matthew Barnes-Homer produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

2:59

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, clearance made by Phil Turnbull.

1:37

Peter Bore provided the assist for the goal.

1:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Chandler - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Gateshead Jamie Chandler scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Gateshead.

0:00

The match begins.

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