A Josh Walker brace helped Gateshead stretch their unbeaten run at home to five matches against Salisbury.

Gateshead broke the deadlock after just 50 seconds from Walker's 12-yard strike before James Marwood doubled the lead just moments into the second half.

Walker headed a second not long after but Salisbury pressed late on after Jamie White's header pulled one back.

Elliott Frear further cut the deficit when he coolly slotted home but the hosts held on to seal all three points.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"We were dominant and excellent in going 3-0 up and I thought there was some great football, but then we created a problem for ourselves.

"If we want to go anywhere we have got to cut that out, and improve in that side of the game.

"We have to know when a game has to be killed and know when to go forwards.

"The players are learning. I'm not saying we're perfect, but we are doing all right and overall, they have been superb since I came in."

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I'm bitterly disappointed with the goals we've conceded. To concede in the first minute of the game is unforgivable and then to do it again in the second-half, I'm absolutely fuming.

"We came here with a game plan. I don't think we did what we've been working on all week as well as we should have done.

"We've got to take our medicine, we've got to react from this.

"We nearly got a point but we didn't so now it's time to move on."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 16 Baxter
  • 22 Sirrell
  • 06 Clark
  • 05 Curtis
  • 17 Walker
  • 18 Marwood (Ramshaw - 89' )
  • 04 Chandler (Magnay - 84' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 29 Oster
  • 07 Larkin

Substitutes

  • 15 Tait
  • 14 Brown
  • 02 Magnay
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 12 Boyes

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy Booked
  • 06 Wilson (MacDonald - 79' )
  • 16 Dutton
  • 05 Clarke
  • 07 McPhee
  • 08 Wellard (White - 66' )
  • 11 Frear
  • 14 Sinclair Booked
  • 15 Wright (Thomson - 9' Booked )
  • 10 Lewis
  • 20 Fitchett

Substitutes

  • 17 Feeney
  • 25 Bittner
  • 21 Thomson
  • 23 MacDonald
  • 09 White
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 839

Match Stats

Shots

12 15

On target

6 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 2.

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 2.

90:00 +4:11 Booking

Booking Will Puddy (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +4:08

Foul by Will Puddy (Salisbury City).

90:00 +4:08

Josh Walker (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

90:00 +3:13

Attempt blocked. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Sinclair.

90:00 +2:06

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

90:00 +2:06

Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:22

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

90:00 +1:22

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

89:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 2. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

88:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Robert Ramshaw replaces James Marwood.

87:04

Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

87:04

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

86:36

Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:25

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Chris McPhee with a cross.

83:36

Corner, Salisbury City.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Magnay replaces Jamie Chandler.

83:05

Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

80:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 1. Jamie White (Salisbury City).

79:56

Corner, Salisbury City.

78:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Angus MacDonald replaces Glenn Wilson.

78:33

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

78:13

Corner, Salisbury City.

78:03

Attempt blocked. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:10

Attempt saved. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73:20

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

73:20

Jake Thomson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

71:33

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

67:36

Attempt missed. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie White with a cross.

65:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Jamie White replaces Ricky Wellard.

64:21

Attempt missed. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

63:35 Booking

Booking Jake Thomson (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:25

Foul by Jake Thomson (Salisbury City).

63:25

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

62:48

Attempt saved. Craig Baxter (Gateshead) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

62:02

Corner, Salisbury City.

61:44

Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

61:44

James Clarke (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

61:04

Attempt missed. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Thomson with a cross.

60:37

Foul by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).

60:37

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

59:45

Offside, Gateshead. James Marwood tries a through ball, but James Marwood is caught offside.

58:43

Hand ball by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

57:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Salisbury City 0. Josh Walker (Gateshead) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

57:15

Corner, Gateshead.

54:44

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

54:44

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

53:53

Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53:14

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

53:14

Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

49:30

Foul by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

49:30

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

48:19

Offside, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee tries a through ball, but Chris McPhee is caught offside.

45:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 2, Salisbury City 0. James Marwood (Gateshead).

45:26

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

45:26

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Salisbury City 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Salisbury City 0.

42:03

Offside, Gateshead. James Marwood tries a through ball, but James Marwood is caught offside.

41:14

Attempt missed. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36:55

Attempt saved. Josh Walker (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35:55 Booking

Booking Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:28

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

35:28

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

33:51

Offside, Gateshead. James Marwood tries a through ball, but James Marwood is caught offside.

28:52

Corner, Salisbury City.

28:38

Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

24:10

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

24:10

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

23:21

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

23:21

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

21:16

Attempt missed. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20:26

Offside, Gateshead. Colin Larkin tries a through ball, but Colin Larkin is caught offside.

19:16

Attempt missed. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

17:39

Attempt missed. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

17:02

Attempt saved. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11:10

Offside, Gateshead. Josh Walker tries a through ball, but Josh Walker is caught offside.

8:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Jake Thomson replaces Ben Wright.

7:44

Corner, Gateshead.

7:26

James Marwood (Gateshead) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

5:31

Offside, Gateshead. Colin Larkin tries a through ball, but Colin Larkin is caught offside.

3:46

Offside, Gateshead. Josh Walker tries a through ball, but Josh Walker is caught offside.

2:52

Attempt missed. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Sirrell with a cross.

0:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Salisbury City 0. Josh Walker (Gateshead).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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