Gateshead booked their place in the Conference Premier play-off places after a 2-0 win against fellow promotion chasers Cambridge United.

United had already assured second place while the Tynesiders needed a point to seal their spot, and goals from Colin Larkin and Rob Ramshaw were enough.

Larkin's goal was slightly fortuitous, his left-wing cross sailing over keeper Adam Smith to put Gateshead ahead.

Ramshaw added a second when he bundled in after Ryan Noble's header was saved.

Marcus Maddison could have added to the tally for Gateshead but was twice denied by Smith as Cambridge slipped to a fourth defeat in a row.

Cambridge will face FC Halifax in their play-off double-header while Gateshead's reward is a two-legged tie against Grimsby.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Gateshead

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Magnay
  • 16 Baxter
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 04 Chandler (Cummins - 86' )
  • 29 Oster
  • 07 Larkin (Ramshaw - 61' )
  • 18 Marwood
  • 25 Maddison (Noble - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Hatch
  • 11 Cummins
  • 17 Walker
  • 21 Ramshaw
  • 35 Noble

Cambridge United

  • 25 Smith
  • 17 Hughes (Arnold - 55' )
  • 03 Taylor
  • 08 Champion
  • 04 Coulson
  • 06 Miller
  • 07 Donaldson (Pugh - 68' )
  • 22 Chadwick (Gillies - 55' )
  • 23 Chambers
  • 11 Dunk
  • 39 Barnes-Homer

Substitutes

  • 02 Roberts
  • 05 Bonner
  • 15 Pugh
  • 24 Arnold
  • 29 Gillies
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 2,916

Match Stats

Shots

7 4

On target

4 1

Corners

0 0

Fouls

2 9

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gateshead 2, Cambridge United 0.

90:00 +2:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Cambridge United 0.

90:00 +1:35

Corner, Gateshead.

87:48

Corner, Cambridge United.

86:41

Corner, Cambridge United.

86:03

Foul by Michael Cummins (Gateshead).

86:03

Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Michael Cummins replaces Jamie Chandler.

85:02

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

85:02

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

82:49

Corner, Cambridge United.

81:16

Corner, Gateshead.

80:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 2, Cambridge United 0. Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Oster.

80:07

Corner, Gateshead.

79:53

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

78:51

Corner, Cambridge United.

78:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Noble replaces Marcus Maddison.

73:06

Corner, Cambridge United.

72:45

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

72:09

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

71:01

Foul by Josh Coulson (Cambridge United).

71:01

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

70:20

Corner, Gateshead.

69:31

Corner, Gateshead.

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Andy Pugh replaces Ryan Donaldson because of an injury.

64:41

Corner, Gateshead.

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces Colin Larkin.

55:54

Foul by Ashley Chambers (Cambridge United).

55:54

Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

54:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Josh Gillies replaces Luke Chadwick.

54:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathan Arnold replaces Liam Hughes.

48:12

Hand ball by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

45:00

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +2:22 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 +1:45

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

45:00 +1:45

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

40:38

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

39:24

Corner, Gateshead.

38:54

Corner, Gateshead.

38:37

Attempt blocked. James Curtis (Gateshead) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

38:10

Corner, Gateshead.

37:15

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

37:15

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

31:49

Foul by Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United).

31:49

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

29:53

Foul by Ashley Chambers (Cambridge United).

29:53

James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

26:53

Offside, Cambridge United. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

24:53

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

21:28

Corner, Gateshead.

17:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gateshead 1, Cambridge United 0. Colin Larkin (Gateshead) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Phillip Turnbull.

17:23

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

17:23

Phillip Turnbull (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

16:46

Attempt saved. Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

13:17

Attempt missed. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

8:53

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

8:53

Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

4:50

Corner, Cambridge United.

4:28

Attempt blocked. Ashley Chambers (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:38

Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Harrison Dunk.

0:16

Corner, Cambridge United.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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