James Brown's late goal saw Gateshead continue their march up the league table with victory at 10-man Dartford.

Josh Walker put a early header wide from a Colin Larkin cross on as Gateshead began brightly.

But midway through the second half Lee Noble was sent off for violent conduct after appearing to hit Jamie Chandler.

And in the 89th minute substitute Brown headed home Lewis Sirrell's left-wing cross to give the Heed a sixth victory in their last eight league matches.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"It's just cruel.

"To get a player sent off when things are going OK, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

"The first glimpse of it on a small screen is the referee has got it wrong. Lee has not elbowed someone, and the ref says he's hit him in the face.

"There's been a bit of stick flying about but the crowd was excellent - it's a really difficult period. It's tough and today was one of those games we could have got a point out of it."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Dartford

  • 29 Smith
  • 04 Sterling
  • 05 Clark
  • 12 Essam Booked
  • 20 Burns
  • 15 Collier
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 17 Martin Booked
  • 08 Noble Dismissed
  • 16 Birchall (Prior - 87' )
  • 11 Harris

Substitutes

  • 06 Cornhill
  • 22 Forecast
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 09 Prior
  • 30 Woodyard

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 06 Clark Booked
  • 05 Curtis
  • 22 Sirrell
  • 16 Baxter
  • 04 Chandler (Maddison - 76' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 18 Marwood
  • 17 Walker (Brown - 76' )
  • 29 Oster
  • 07 Larkin

Substitutes

  • 25 Maddison
  • 02 Magnay
  • 14 Brown
  • 15 Tait
  • 11 Cummins
Ref: Richard Wigglesworth
Att: 975

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

2 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 4

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 1.

90:00 +4:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 1.

90:00 +3:42 Booking

Booking Dave Martin (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:25

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

90:00 +3:25

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:41

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

90:00 +1:41

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

88:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dartford 0, Gateshead 1. James Brown (Gateshead).

86:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dartford. Jason Prior replaces Adam Birchall.

84:35 Booking

Booking Connor Essam (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:23

Foul by Connor Essam (Dartford).

84:23

Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

83:40

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80:34

Corner, Gateshead.

79:57

Corner, Gateshead.

79:08

Corner, Gateshead.

78:42

Hand ball by Adam Birchall (Dartford).

76:45

Foul by Nathan Collier (Dartford).

76:45

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

75:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Marcus Maddison replaces Jamie Chandler.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Josh Walker.

75:06

Attempt missed. Lee Burns (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

74:28

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

74:28

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

72:41

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Colin Larkin with a cross.

71:11

Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Sirrell with a cross.

65:05 Dismissal

Dismissal Lee Noble (Dartford) is shown the red card for fighting.

61:00

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

61:00

Lee Burns (Dartford) wins a free kick.

59:15

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

59:15

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

56:47

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

56:47

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

50:44

Attempt missed. Lee Burns (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48:05

Attempt missed. Dave Martin (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Dartford 0, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +0:56

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

45:00 +0:56

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

44:01

Corner, Gateshead.

35:49

Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Walker.

34:19

Foul by Danny Harris (Dartford).

34:19

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

32:11

Attempt saved. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Dave Martin with a cross.

31:39 Booking

Booking Ben Clark (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:24

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

31:24

Lee Noble (Dartford) wins a free kick.

30:43

Corner, Gateshead.

29:27

Attempt saved. Adam Birchall (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nathan Collier with a cross.

25:33

Offside, Dartford. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

22:05

Attempt saved. Josh Walker (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Lewis Sirrell with a cross.

20:48

Attempt missed. Adam Birchall (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:51

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

17:44

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Craig Baxter with a cross.

15:01

Attempt missed. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9:13

Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

9:13

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

8:43

Attempt missed. Craig Baxter (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3:25

Attempt missed. Josh Walker (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Colin Larkin with a cross.

1:14

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

1:14

Tyrone Sterling (Dartford) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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