Gateshead beat Kidderminster at Bootham Crescent to move out of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone and end the Harriers' seven-game winning run.

The hosts had the best of the first half, James Curtis, Ryan Donaldson, Jamie Chandler, James Brown and James Marwood all missing chances in the fog.

Harriers could have gone ahead when Adam Bartlett saved from Lee Vaughan.

But Chandler's powerful shot put the Heed 1-0 up before Liam Hatch finished from Chandler's cross for the second.

Steve Burr's Kidderminster, who began the season with five defeats and took only five points from their opening 10 league matches, remain second, three points behind leaders Wrexham, who also have a game in hand.

Gateshead, who had to switch the game to York because of the state of the pitch at the International Stadium , move from 22nd to 18th.

New Harriers signing Michael Gash made his debut as a second-half substitute for fellow striker Greg Pearson.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Kidderminster Harriers boss Steve Burr told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"We've been on a fantastic run and, for every win we've had, it has always been harder to get the next. But I've got no real complaints. We just looked a bit lethargic. We didn't create enough.

"We had the best chance of the first half when Marvin Johnson should have scored. We picked it up a bit second half but we weren't worthy of anything.

"I couldn't see much on the far side because of the fog, but it did us a favour having the game switched here as it meant a better pitch and we can't blame anyone but ourselves.

"We've still given ourselves an unbelievable chance to achieve something this season. Tonight's a setback, but we've got to bounce back at Grimsby on Saturday."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 03 Boyle
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler
  • 07 Gillies
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 14 Brown (Hatch - 83' )
  • 15 Marwood (McGorrigan - 90' )
  • 18 Donaldson (Everson - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Nixon
  • 11 Cummins
  • 09 Hatch
  • 35 Everson
  • 36 McGorrigan

Kidderminster

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 L Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 22 Dunkly
  • 30 Gowling
  • 04 Storer
  • 08 Vincent
  • 18 Gittings (Jackman - 58' )
  • 10 Malbon
  • 11 Johnson
  • 27 Pearson (Gash - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 23 N Vaughan
  • 14 Pilkington
  • 16 Jackman
  • 09 Rowe
  • 20 Gash
Ref: Ford
Att: 273

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

6 4

Corners

2 4

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:44 Full time

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

90:00 +4:06

Jamie Chandler takes a shot.

90:00 +3:52

Assist on the goal came from Jamie Chandler.

90:00 +3:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Hatch - Gateshead 2 - 0 K'minster Liam Hatch gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gateshead 2-0 Kidderminster.

90:00 +2:41

Liam Hatch is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Lewis.

90:00 +1:28

Corner taken by Marvin Johnson from the right by-line, Ben Clark manages to make a clearance.

89:13 Substitution

Substitution Ryan McGorrigan joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Marwood.

88:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hatch on Mickey Demetriou. Cheyenne Dunkley takes the direct free kick.

88:13

The ball is sent over by Kyle Storer, Josh Gowling takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

87:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Chandler on Danny Jackman. Kyle Storer crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Josh Gillies manages to make a clearance.

85:37

Liam Hatch takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

84:54

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on James Curtis. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

84:34

Drilled right-footed shot by James Marwood. Daniel Lewis makes a save.

82:23 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hatch replaces James Brown.

82:23

Close range effort by Michael Gash goes over the bar.

79:26 Substitution

Substitution Ben Everson replaces Ryan Donaldson.

77:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Vaughan by James Brown. Daniel Lewis restarts play with the free kick.

73:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Malbon. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

70:47

Assist on the goal came from James Marwood.

70:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Chandler - Gateshead 1 - 0 K'minster Jamie Chandler scores a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Gateshead 1-0 Kidderminster.

70:13

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ryan Donaldson goes wide right of the goal.

67:32

Short corner taken by Marvin Johnson.

65:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vincent on Patrick Boyle. Patrick Boyle takes the direct free kick.

63:32

James Curtis challenges Marvin Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Storer restarts play with the free kick.

63:02

Shot from 20 yards by Lee Vaughan. Save by Adam Bartlett.

62:42

Jamie Chandler is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Lewis.

61:29

Kyle Storer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Boyle. Patrick Boyle takes the direct free kick.

60:28

Anthony Malbon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.

57:05 Substitution

Substitution Danny Jackman comes on in place of Callum Gittings.

56:21

Carl Magnay fouled by Callum Gittings, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

55:52

James Vincent takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Daniel Lewis.

54:32

James Brown delivers the ball, Shot by Jamie Chandler from 18 yards. Cheyenne Dunkley manages to make a clearance.

53:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Gowling on James Brown. Jamie Chandler takes the free kick.

52:20

Marvin Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:33

Kyle Storer takes a outswinging corner to the near post, James Brown makes a clearance.

48:18

Foul by James Brown on Lee Vaughan, free kick awarded. Cheyenne Dunkley takes the direct free kick.

46:57

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

45:48

James Vincent has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Michael Gash joins the action as a substitute, replacing Greg Pearson.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:06

Greg Pearson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

39:18

Lee Vaughan delivers the ball, Header by Anthony Malbon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

38:58

Short corner taken by Kyle Storer.

36:05

Patrick Boyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum Gittings. Mickey Demetriou shoots direct from the free kick.

34:27

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Malbon. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

31:36

Greg Pearson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

29:17

Ryan Donaldson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

27:11

James Marwood has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

21:56

Effort on goal by James Brown from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

21:08

Jamie Chandler produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

19:21

Anthony Malbon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Clark restarts play with the free kick.

18:34

Effort from the edge of the area by Marvin Johnson goes wide of the left-hand post.

17:28

Unfair challenge on Josh Gillies by Mickey Demetriou results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Gillies from right wing, clearance made by Lee Vaughan.

16:32

James Vincent challenges Patrick Boyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Boyle.

13:11

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Gillies, James Curtis takes a shot. Daniel Lewis makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Josh Gillies to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Ryan Donaldson misses to the left of the target.

10:32

James Vincent takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.

10:08

Ryan Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vincent. Free kick taken by Lee Vaughan.

8:00

Unfair challenge on James Marwood by Kyle Storer results in a free kick. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

7:03

Lee Vaughan sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Marvin Johnson from just inside the area clears the bar.

5:52

Ben Clark has an effort at goal. Blocked by Josh Gowling.

5:02

Josh Gillies fouled by Mickey Demetriou, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Turnbull takes the free kick.

0:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Donaldson. Mickey Demetriou restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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