Promotion-chasing Gateshead thrashed struggling Tamworth to leave the Lambs nine points from safety with five games left.

Jamie Chandler struck first, drilling the ball in from the edge of the area after a neat pass from John Oster.

Rob Ramshaw then fired low after collecting James Marwood's flicked ball, before Marcus Maddison picked up Chandler's through pass to slot home.

Ramshaw's attempted cross made it four before Maddison stroked in a fifth.

The result, Gateshead's fourth straight win, moves the home side to fourth in the Conference Premier while Tamworth lie adrift in 23rd spot.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magnay
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 38 O'Donnell
  • 25 Maddison
  • 29 Oster (Ramshaw - 60' )
  • 18 Marwood
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 04 Chandler
  • 19 Lester (Brown - 30' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Brown
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 11 Cummins
  • 35 Noble
  • 17 Walker

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Evans Booked
  • 34 Keane
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 12 Caprice (Reindorf - 82' )
  • 07 Kerry (Godden - 54' )
  • 33 Morgan
  • 08 Baker
  • 11 Thornton
  • 32 Mahon
  • 17 Peniket (Chadwick - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Chadwick
  • 14 Godden
  • 18 Woolery
  • 03 Hoban
  • 05 Reindorf
Ref: Darren Handley
Att: 705

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

8 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

2 16

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 5, Tamworth 0.

90:00 +5:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 5, Tamworth 0.

90:00 +2:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 5, Tamworth 0. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 4, Tamworth 0. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) left footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Rob Ramshaw with a cross.

88:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 3, Tamworth 0. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Chandler.

85:56

Foul by Richard Baker (Tamworth).

85:56

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

84:56

Foul by David Morgan (Tamworth).

84:56

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

84:01

Foul by Jessy Reindorf (Tamworth).

84:01

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

83:35

Corner, Tamworth.

82:33

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

82:33

Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

82:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Jessy Reindorf replaces Jake Caprice.

81:28

Corner, Gateshead.

81:19

Attempt saved. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

79:50

Corner, Tamworth.

79:32

Attempt saved. Richard Baker (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

78:53

Corner, Tamworth.

76:07

Attempt saved. Matthew Godden (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Kevin Thornton.

75:31

Corner, Tamworth.

71:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 2, Tamworth 0. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Marwood.

70:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Nick Chadwick replaces Richard Peniket.

65:32

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

65:32

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

62:16

Corner, Tamworth.

59:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces John Oster.

59:12

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

59:12

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

56:33

Foul by Matthew Godden (Tamworth).

56:33

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

53:33

Corner, Tamworth.

53:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Matthew Godden replaces Lloyd Kerry.

51:47 Booking

Booking Jack Evans (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:44

Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).

51:44

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

50:59

Foul by Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth).

50:59

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

49:43

Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).

49:43

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

49:09

Corner, Tamworth.

47:59

Corner, Gateshead.

47:47

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

45:18

Foul by Jack Evans (Tamworth).

45:18

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Tamworth 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Tamworth 0.

44:18

Foul by Jamie Chandler (Gateshead).

44:18

Lloyd Kerry (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

40:04

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

40:04

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

38:05

Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Tamworth 0. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by John Oster with a cross.

34:43

Corner, Tamworth.

29:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. James Brown replaces Jack Lester because of an injury.

28:40

Corner, Gateshead.

28:23

Attempt blocked. Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

27:27

Corner, Gateshead.

26:28

Foul by Kevin Thornton (Tamworth).

26:28

Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

24:26

Foul by Kevin Thornton (Tamworth).

24:26

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

23:09

Jack Lester (Gateshead) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

22:34

Corner, Gateshead.

22:11

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (Tamworth) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Morgan with a cross.

20:50

Attempt missed. Kevin Thornton (Tamworth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

17:15

Hand ball by Kevin Thornton (Tamworth).

13:11

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

8:25

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

7:57

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

7:57

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

3:27

Foul by Kevin Thornton (Tamworth).

3:27

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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