JJ O'Donnell scored a last-gasp winner as Gateshead put distance between themselves and fellow Conference Premier promotion hopefuls Braintree.

The midfielder pounced on James Marwood's pass before firing home in the 90th minute to win the game.

The visitors were on top for much of the match but were caught with the sucker punch after failing to score.

Gateshead now sit third while Braintree are two points off the play-offs although they have two games in hand.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 16 Baxter
  • 06 Clark
  • 05 Curtis
  • 38 O'Donnell
  • 25 Maddison (Magnay - 63' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 18 Marwood Booked
  • 29 Oster (Chandler - 63' )
  • 19 Lester
  • 14 Brown (Ramshaw - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 35 Noble
  • 04 Chandler
  • 02 Magnay
  • 17 Walker
  • 21 Ramshaw

Braintree Town

  • 30 Hamann
  • 19 Wells Booked
  • 15 Massey
  • 05 Paine
  • 03 Habergham
  • 04 Isaac
  • 08 Davis
  • 23 Laurent
  • 26 Mulley
  • 10 Holman (Sparkes - 79' )
  • 09 Marks

Substitutes

  • 11 Sparkes
  • 28 Holdsworth
  • 12 Daley
  • 01 McDonald
  • 27 Jakubiak
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 859

Match Stats

Shots

6 6

On target

2 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 1, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 1, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

90:00 +2:34

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

89:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Braintree Town 0. JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Marwood with a cross.

88:31

Foul by Josh Laurent (Braintree Town).

88:31

Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

83:05

Attempt missed. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81:08

Attempt blocked. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

78:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces Dan Holman.

75:04

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

75:04

Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

73:39

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

71:55

Offside, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw tries a through ball, but Rob Ramshaw is caught offside.

70:47

Corner, Gateshead.

69:17

Corner, Gateshead.

68:03

Corner, Braintree Town.

62:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Jamie Chandler replaces John Oster.

62:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces James Brown.

62:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Magnay replaces Marcus Maddison.

62:16

Foul by James Brown (Gateshead).

62:16

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

60:46

Foul by Josh Laurent (Braintree Town).

60:46

Jack Lester (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

60:17

Corner, Braintree Town.

60:04

Attempt blocked. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Kenny Davis with a cross.

54:15

Foul by Ben Clark (Gateshead).

54:15

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

54:03

Corner, Gateshead.

51:55

Attempt saved. James Marwood (Gateshead) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

47:38

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

47:38

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

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

44:54

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

43:03

Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

43:03

Jack Lester (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

40:32

Corner, Braintree Town.

40:03

Foul by Jack Lester (Gateshead).

40:03

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

38:21

Attempt saved. James Mulley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25:52

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

25:52

John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

24:00

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

22:34

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

22:34

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

21:41

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kenny Davis.

21:08

Corner, Braintree Town.

20:03

Attempt missed. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

19:23 Booking

Booking Dean Wells (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

19:11

Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

19:11

Jack Lester (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

18:41

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

18:41

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

16:57

Attempt missed. James Marwood (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

16:24

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

16:24

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

11:28

Foul by JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead).

11:28

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

10:53

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

10:53

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

10:17

Corner, Braintree Town.

9:37

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

7:37 Booking

Booking James Marwood (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6:42

Corner, Gateshead.

3:23

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

2:30

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

2:30

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

1:09

Hand ball by Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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