Gateshead moved up to fourth in the Conference Premier as three second-half goals saw off Kidderminster Harriers.

John Oster put Gateshead in front with a low shot after Adrian Cieslewicz lost the ball on the edge of the box.

James Marwood doubled the lead when, assisted by the wind, he found the net with a strike from outside the area.

  • Harriers' long trip to the North East was their second in eight days after last Saturday's FA Cup fourth round defeat by Sunderland.

The hosts made it 3-0 when Marcus Maddison rifled home before substitute Marvin Johnson fired in a late consolation for the visitors.

Deadline signing Josh O'Keefe made his debut, also as a second-half substitute, for Cieslewicz, in a Harriers side now without a win in four matches.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"I thought we were unbelievable. We had to defend against strong winds in the first half.

"But we won the game because of that first-half display, where we kept the ball incredibly well.

"It's a massive three points against a team who could have gone above us if they had won.

"We want to achieve something this season. We have the drive to succeed and will give it everything."

Kidderminster Harriers manager Andy Thorn told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I'm bitterly disappointed, especially for the fans who have travelled all this way.

"There was nothing between the two sides. But, if you give away goals like we did today, that's what's going to happen.

"We've put a lot of work in and that performance didn't reflect it."

Harriers midfielder Callum Gittings told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"They were sloppy goals to concede. It was just one of those afternoons."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 06 Clark
  • 05 Curtis
  • 16 Baxter
  • 22 Sirrell
  • 18 Marwood (Noble - 69' )
  • 38 O'Donnell (Chandler - 73' )
  • 29 Oster
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 25 Maddison
  • 07 Larkin (Brown - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Walker
  • 14 Brown
  • 04 Chandler
  • 35 Noble
  • 27 Holt

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 30 Gowling
  • 16 Jackman
  • 04 Storer
  • 07 Byrne (Aloi - 80' )
  • 18 Gittings
  • 27 Cieslewicz (O'Keefe - 57' )
  • 09 Gash
  • 22 Morgan-Smith (Johnson - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Aloi
  • 25 O'Keefe
  • 23 Vaughan
  • 11 Johnson
  • 06 Dunkley
Ref: Karl Evans
Att: 625

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

5 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

90:00 +2:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 1.

90:00 +1:47

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

89:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 1. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh O'Keefe.

88:58

Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:10

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

88:10

Santiago Aloi (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

86:48

Corner, Gateshead.

83:50

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

82:48

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers).

82:48

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

82:13

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Callum Gittings tries a through ball, but Callum Gittings is caught offside.

79:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Santiago Aloi replaces Jack Byrne.

78:09

Corner, Gateshead.

72:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces JJ O'Donnell.

69:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Noble.

69:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Noble replaces James Marwood.

67:44

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

65:55

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

65:55

JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

63:45

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).

63:45

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

62:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

61:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

59:32

Hand ball by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

56:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Josh O'Keefe replaces Adrian Cieslewicz.

56:24

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

55:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Colin Larkin.

55:16

Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

55:16

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

54:30

Offside, Gateshead. Marcus Maddison tries a through ball, but Marcus Maddison is caught offside.

51:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0. John Oster (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Larkin.

47:31

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

45:29

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

45:29

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

41:45

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).

41:45

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

39:17

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

37:46

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

30:13

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

23:50

Foul by Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers).

23:50

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

22:32

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Gash tries a through ball, but Michael Gash is caught offside.

22:10

Foul by Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers).

22:10

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

20:52

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

20:32

Foul by Colin Larkin (Gateshead).

20:32

Danny Jackman (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

20:13

Attempt saved. Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved. Assisted by Jack Byrne.

19:51

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

19:35

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

18:56

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

18:56

Adrian Cieslewicz (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

16:16

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14:37

Attempt saved. Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

12:37

Corner, Gateshead.

8:34

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Amari Morgan-Smith with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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