Salisbury failed to score for the fourth game in a row as they played out a goalless draw with Gateshead.

The two sides, who are both just outside the play-off places, cancelled each other out in an uneventful game.

Long-range efforts from Salisbury's Theo Lewis and Gateshead's James Marwood were both off target.

The best chance of the game fell to Gateshead's veteran striker Jack Lester, but he shot straight at keeper Will Puddy from close range.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"I think it's a point gained. Very pleased to keep a clean sheet following conceding four on Tuesday, the boys showed good resilience, good resolve.

"I don't think we got our game going today, I think we can do a lot better. It was a case of both teams cancelling each other out.

"Certain players needed a rest. It was nice to see the lads that came in to the team doing well."

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

"We've taken four points from two tough away games, which has kept us in touch, and three out of our next four are at home.

"Jack Lester had a chance from a great move but the ball seemed to get stuck under his foot and James Brown had an opportunity with a header at the far post just before that.

"Our goalkeeper Adam Bartlett hasn't had a shot to save in the 90 minutes, and I'm disappointed we've not come away with another three points this week.

"It's very close at top of the league. We've dropped three places, which shows how tight it is.

"We haven't won enough home games recently and that's got to change next week against Lincoln."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Salisbury City

  • 01 Puddy
  • 04 Brett
  • 05 Clarke
  • 03 Hart (McPhee - 46' Booked )
  • 06 Wilson
  • 30 Amankwaah
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 08 Wellard
  • 13 Sinclair (Fitchett - 46' )
  • 10 Lewis
  • 09 White (Frear - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 07 McPhee
  • 11 Frear
  • 20 Fitchett
  • 25 Bittner
  • 16 Dutton

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 06 Clark
  • 05 Curtis
  • 16 Baxter
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 38 O'Donnell
  • 29 Oster (Lester - 81' )
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 18 Marwood (Walker - 61' )
  • 04 Chandler
  • 14 Brown

Substitutes

  • 27 Holt
  • 11 Cummins
  • 17 Walker
  • 19 Lester
  • 09 Hatch
Ref: Lee Swabey
Att: 685

Match Stats

Shots

4 5

On target

1 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 3

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Salisbury City 0, Gateshead 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Salisbury City 0, Gateshead 0.

90:00 +3:11

Offside, Gateshead. Jack Lester tries a through ball, but Jack Lester is caught offside.

90:00 +2:19

Corner, Salisbury City.

90:00 +1:45

Corner, Salisbury City.

89:18

Corner, Gateshead.

87:59

Offside, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard tries a through ball, but Ricky Wellard is caught offside.

86:00

Attempt saved. Jack Lester (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

81:58

Hand ball by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jack Lester replaces John Oster.

73:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Elliott Frear replaces Jamie White.

71:32

Corner, Gateshead.

71:17

Attempt saved. James Brown (Gateshead) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

70:30

Corner, Gateshead.

68:41 Booking

Booking Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

67:47

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

66:42

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

63:43

Attempt saved. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) header from the right side of the box is saved.

60:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Josh Walker replaces James Marwood.

59:38

Foul by Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City).

59:38

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

57:50

Foul by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

57:50

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

56:09

Corner, Salisbury City.

53:36

Attempt missed. Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49:17

Attempt missed. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by John Oster.

48:39

Corner, Gateshead.

45:52

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

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Rob Sinclair.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee replaces Callum Hart.

45:00

Second Half begins Salisbury City 0, Gateshead 0.

45:00 +1:54 Half time

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

42:37

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

37:17

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

35:08

Foul by Ryan Brett (Salisbury City).

35:08

Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

34:02

Foul by Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City).

34:02

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

33:20

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

32:27

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Salisbury City).

32:27

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

29:47

Foul by James Marwood (Gateshead).

29:47

Callum Hart (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

27:26

Corner, Gateshead.

15:45

Corner, Salisbury City.

14:47

Foul by Ricky Wellard (Salisbury City).

14:47

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

12:42

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

12:42

Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

12:12

Offside, Gateshead. John Oster tries a through ball, but John Oster is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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