Gateshead took a home a point despite Marcus Maddison's goal being cancelled out by Tom Shaw's equaliser.

The away side were forced to play with 10 men for almost an hour after Phil Turnbull picked up two yellow cards.

However, they took the lead after half-time when Maddison headed in his sixth of the season from James Curtis' cross.

Alfreton levelled when substitute Shaw tucked home from John Akinde's pass, but Paul Clayton wasted a clear chance to win it by heading over the bar.

The draw keeps the Reds, who gave a debut to on-loan Barnsley full-back Andrai Jones after he joined on Friday, third in Conference Premier.

Gateshead remained in seventh place, two points adrift of the play-offs.

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"It has given us a big lift after losing to Woking last Saturday because this performance was excellent.

"We were the better team, even with 10 men, and I'm disappointed to come away with only a point because I couldn't see Alfreton scoring.

"This was a big game for us and when you look at the league table, we are there or thereabouts with 13 games to go.

"To even be in with a chance of getting into the play-offs is a fantastic achievement. It's exciting."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 16 Fenton
  • 10 Bradley
  • 07 Law (Shaw - 68' )
  • 02 Wood (Clayton - 72' )
  • 05 Wylde
  • 03 Franklin
  • 25 Jones Booked
  • 23 Poku Booked
  • 18 Akinde
  • 24 Harrad (Meadows - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Shaw
  • 09 Clayton
  • 06 Kempson
  • 12 Meadows
  • 20 McFadzean

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magnay Booked
  • 05 Curtis
  • 16 Baxter
  • 06 Clark
  • 25 Maddison Booked (Hatch - 81' )
  • 11 Cummins
  • 29 Oster Booked
  • 08 Turnbull Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 Marwood
  • 14 Brown (Chandler - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Lester
  • 17 Walker
  • 04 Chandler
  • 22 Sirrell
  • 09 Hatch
Ref: Robert Whitton
Att: 817

Match Stats

Shots

18 9

On target

5 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1.

90:00 +4:06

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

90:00 +3:05

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

90:00 +3:05

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

89:45 Booking

Booking Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:28

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

89:28

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

87:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Shaun Harrad.

85:51

Attempt blocked. Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:50

Attempt saved. Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

82:28

Corner, Alfreton Town.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Liam Hatch replaces Marcus Maddison.

80:39

Attempt missed. Paul Clayton (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

77:56

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

77:56

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

76:10

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

73:00

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

71:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Bradley Wood.

70:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Akinde.

69:32

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

68:17

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

67:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Josh Law.

66:33

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

66:33

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

64:13

Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).

64:13

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

62:13

Corner, Gateshead.

59:46

Attempt blocked. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:54

Corner, Alfreton Town.

58:43

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Daniel Bradley with a cross.

55:37

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

54:14 Booking

Booking John Oster (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:56

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

53:56

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

50:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Gateshead 1. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Curtis with a cross.

49:40

Corner, Gateshead.

48:50

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

48:50

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

46:09

Attempt missed. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces James Brown.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 0, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +3:49 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +2:52 Booking

Booking Carl Magnay (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +2:29

Foul by Carl Magnay (Gateshead).

45:00 +2:29

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:18

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

45:00 +1:18

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:04

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

42:59

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

42:59

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

41:05

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

40:07

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

37:27 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) for a bad foul.

37:08

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

37:08

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

34:50

Corner, Alfreton Town.

34:36

Attempt blocked. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:56

Foul by Carl Magnay (Gateshead).

33:56

Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

32:02 Booking

Booking Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:28

Corner, Gateshead.

30:57

Foul by James Brown (Gateshead).

30:57

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

29:45

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

29:45

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

28:28 Booking

Booking Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:10

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

28:10

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

27:22

Attempt missed. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Law.

26:57

Corner, Alfreton Town.

26:27

Attempt blocked. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:02 Booking

Booking Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25:35

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

25:35

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

24:34

Attempt missed. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

22:39

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

21:38

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

19:15

Foul by Carl Magnay (Gateshead).

19:15

Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

18:50

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

18:50

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

11:12

Attempt blocked. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:42

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

8:32

Attempt missed. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

7:38

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

7:13

Attempt blocked. James Marwood (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:33

Corner, Gateshead.

1:56

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Gateshead).

1:56

Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

0:13

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

0:13

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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