Colin Larkin's first-half penalty gave Gateshead victory at fellow strugglers Tamworth.

The deciding goal came mid-way through the opening period when Larkin struck home his second this season after Wayne Thomas fouled James Marwood in the box.

Richard Peniket almost levelled for the Lambs, but his shot from Lateef Elford-Alliyu's cut-back was well saved.

Late on, the hosts had Ben Richards-Everton sent off for pulling back Jordan Hugill when through on goal.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Evans Booked
  • 06 Richards-Everton Dismissed
  • 19 Capaldi
  • 21 Thomas Booked
  • 07 Kerry
  • 08 Baker
  • 25 Lloyd (Woolery - 85' )
  • 27 Wright (Todd - 74' )
  • 17 Peniket
  • 26 Elford-Alliyu (Byfield - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Wren
  • 15 Courtney
  • 18 Woolery
  • 20 Todd
  • 10 Byfield

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magney
  • 05 Curtis Booked
  • 06 Clark
  • 28 Lelan Booked
  • 04 Chandler (Oster - 67' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 18 Marwood
  • 21 Ramshaw (Cummins - 83' )
  • 07 Larkin
  • 27 Jordan Hugill (Hatch - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Cummins
  • 25 Maddison
  • 29 Oster
  • 09 Hatch
  • 12 Boyes
Ref: Barratt
Att: 738

Match Stats

Shots

8 2

On target

5 1

Corners

10 4

Fouls

17 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:14 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:59

Unfair challenge on Jack Evans by James Marwood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

90:00 +2:39

Andy Todd concedes a free kick for a foul on John Oster. Liam Hatch takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:12

Short corner taken by James Marwood.

90:00 +1:25

Andy Todd concedes a free kick for a foul on John Oster. Phil Turnbull takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:46 Booking

Booking

90:00 +0:46

Booking for Josh Lelan for dissent.

89:23 Booking

Booking

89:23

James Curtis is booked.

86:05 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Hugill goes off and Liam Hatch comes on.

84:59 Substitution

Substitution Kaiyne Woolery joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Lloyd.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Micky Cummins replaces Rob Ramshaw.

80:31

Tony Capaldi takes the free kick.

80:31 Substitution

Substitution (Tamworth) makes a substitution, with Darren Byfield coming on for Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

80:31

Ben Clark gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

79:43

Unfair challenge on Richard Peniket by Ben Clark results in a free kick. Tony Capaldi takes the free kick.

78:55 Booking

Booking

78:49

Jack Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Marwood. Jack Evans receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. John Oster takes the free kick.

78:09

Richard Peniket challenges Carl Magnay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Magnay takes the free kick.

74:38 Dismissal

Dismissal

74:24

Jordan Hugill fouled by Ben Richards-Everton, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Richards-Everton receives a red card. Shot comes in from James Marwood from the free kick which clears the target.

73:19 Substitution

Substitution Andy Todd is brought on as a substitute for Mark Wright.

72:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Marwood. Jack Evans makes a clearance.

72:05

Jordan Hugill takes a shot. Cameron Belford dives and deflects the ball away.

70:30

Corner taken by Jack Evans from the left by-line. Jordan Hugill manages to make a clearance.

68:20

Carl Magnay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lloyd. The ball is swung over by Tony Capaldi. Header by Wayne Thomas goes to the left of the goal.

66:48 Substitution

Substitution John Oster replaces Jamie Chandler.

61:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Colin Larkin by Tony Capaldi. Free kick taken by James Marwood.

61:34

Richard Peniket challenges James Curtis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

58:39

Richie Baker takes a shot.

58:15

James Curtis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lateef Elford-Alliyu. Wayne Thomas takes the free kick.

54:05

Corner taken by James Marwood.

52:19

Josh Lelan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Capaldi. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

51:27

Corner taken by Tony Capaldi. Clearance by Ben Clark.

50:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Marwood. Cameron Belford punches the ball.

48:57

Corner taken by Jack Evans.

48:42

Lateef Elford-Alliyu takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Hugill.

48:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans.

47:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans.

45:45

Lloyd Kerry challenges Jamie Chandler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:24

Corner taken by Jack Evans from the left by-line. Clearance by Jordan Hugill.

42:55

Handball decision goes against Rob Ramshaw. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

42:01

James Marwood is ruled offside. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

39:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Richards-Everton on Jordan Hugill. Phil Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

38:20

Richard Peniket takes a shot. Adam Bartlett catches the ball.

37:24

Mark Wright delivers the ball. Adam Bartlett gets a fist to the ball to punch .

37:07

Lloyd Kerry takes a shot. Ben Clark gets a block in.

34:31

Handball decision goes against Jordan Hugill. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

30:46

The referee penalises James Marwood for handball. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

29:54

Richard Peniket challenges James Curtis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

29:32

Corner taken by Tony Capaldi from the right by-line.

29:20

Jack Evans takes a shot. James Marwood gets a block in.

28:49

Short corner worked by Tony Capaldi.

28:36

Richard Peniket takes a shot. A parry by Adam Bartlett prevents the goal.

27:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Colin Larkin. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

27:10

Ryan Lloyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Hugill. Free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

26:35

Richie Baker challenges Jordan Hugill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Clark takes the free kick.

23:29

The assist for the goal came from James Marwood.

23:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Colin Larkin - Tamworth 0 - 1 Gateshead Penalty taken right-footed by Colin Larkin and scored. Tamworth 0-1 Gateshead.

22:58 Booking

Booking

22:12

Penalty awarded for a foul by Wayne Thomas on James Marwood. Wayne Thomas goes into the book.

18:47

James Marwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Evans. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

17:58

Centre by Jordan Hugill. Shot by Ryan Lloyd went harmlessly over the bar.

16:50

Unfair challenge on James Curtis by Richard Peniket results in a free kick. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

16:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Turnbull on Lateef Elford-Alliyu. Richie Baker restarts play with the free kick.

11:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans.

7:33

Richard Peniket gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Bartlett. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

6:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jack Evans. Adam Bartlett gets a fist to the ball to punch .

5:48

James Marwood is caught offside. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

4:39

Richard Peniket challenges Ben Clark unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Clark restarts play with the free kick.

3:52

Richard Peniket concedes a free kick for a foul on James Marwood. Phil Turnbull takes the free kick.

3:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Peniket. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.

2:25

The referee gives a free kick against Josh Lelan for handball. Jack Evans restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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