Gateshead battled back against struggling Chester to earn their second successive 1-1 draw.

Chester, who are now winless in eight, took an early lead when Ross Killock nodded in John Rooney's free-kick.

James Marwood equalised for the visitors when he latched on to Liam Hatch's ball over the top and fired home.

James Brown and James Curtis both went close as the visitors searched for a late winner, but Chester held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chester manager Neil Young told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We've got to remember that we're part-time and we only played 48 hours ago. A lot of these lads haven't played for a while.

"The effort and commitment again - you can't fault it. They've kept going and got something from the game and it would have been unfair if they hadn't."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Chester

  • 01 Danby
  • 12 Turner
  • 27 Killock Booked
  • 04 Horan
  • 03 Heath Booked
  • 24 Rooney
  • 25 Miller
  • 08 Jarrett
  • 34 Menagh (McIntyre - 77' )
  • 22 Titchiner
  • 07 Reed (Peers - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Peers
  • 02 Kay
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 21 Mahon
  • 16 Williams

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 06 Clark
  • 05 Curtis
  • 16 Baxter
  • 22 Sirrell
  • 17 Walker (Cummins - 51' )
  • 04 Chandler (Brown - 67' )
  • 08 Turnbull Booked
  • 18 Marwood
  • 29 Oster
  • 25 Maddison (Hatch - 33' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Magnay
  • 09 Hatch
  • 11 Cummins
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 14 Brown
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 2,017

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

6 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 4

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 1.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 1.

90:00 +0:47

Offside, Gateshead. Phillip Turnbull tries a through ball, but Phillip Turnbull is caught offside.

89:46

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

89:46

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

87:30

Attempt missed. George Horan (Chester FC) header from outside the box is too high.

86:20

Corner, Chester FC.

85:00

Hand ball by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).

79:59

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

79:59

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

78:45

Offside, Chester FC. George Miller tries a through ball, but George Miller is caught offside.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Kevin McIntyre replaces Jamie Menagh.

75:55

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

74:07

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

73:45

Attempt saved. Alex Titchiner (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Reed.

72:50

Offside, Gateshead. Liam Hatch tries a through ball, but Liam Hatch is caught offside.

72:30

Attempt missed. James Curtis (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

72:07

Corner, Gateshead.

71:33

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

71:33

Liam Hatch (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

70:56

Offside, Gateshead. Liam Hatch tries a through ball, but Liam Hatch is caught offside.

70:29

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

70:29

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

68:30

Corner, Chester FC.

67:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 1, Gateshead 1. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Hatch with a cross.

66:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Jamie Chandler.

64:46

Attempt saved. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by John Oster.

64:09

Corner, Gateshead.

62:52 Booking

Booking Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.

60:42

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

60:01

Attempt saved. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

58:38

Corner, Gateshead.

57:48

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

57:48

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

53:01

Offside, Chester FC. John Rooney tries a through ball, but John Rooney is caught offside.

52:16

Attempt missed. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

51:57

Attempt saved. Liam Hatch (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box is saved.

50:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Michael Cummins replaces Josh Walker.

49:49

Offside, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler tries a through ball, but Jamie Chandler is caught offside.

48:59

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

46:55

Attempt missed. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

46:26

Corner, Chester FC.

45:00

Second Half begins Chester FC 1, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +0:24

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

44:55

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

40:16

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

40:16

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

39:13

Attempt saved. Lewis Turner (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

36:54

Corner, Gateshead.

36:11

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

34:07

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

32:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Liam Hatch replaces Marcus Maddison.

31:50

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

25:03 Booking

Booking Joe Heath (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:55

Foul by Joe Heath (Chester FC).

24:55

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

20:30

Attempt missed. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

19:23

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

19:23

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

19:00

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

19:00

George Horan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

18:19 Booking

Booking Ross Killock (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:08

Foul by Ross Killock (Chester FC).

18:08

Josh Walker (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

10:25

Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).

10:25

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

9:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 1, Gateshead 0. Ross Killock (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

8:54

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

8:54

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

7:18

Corner, Chester FC.

6:24

Foul by Joe Heath (Chester FC).

6:24

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

4:47

Attempt saved. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

3:27

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

1:21

Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).

1:21

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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