National League
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Alfreton Town 1-1 Gateshead

Gateshead manager Gary Mills

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."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 16Fenton
  • 10Bradley
  • 7LawSubstituted forShawat 68'minutes
  • 2WoodSubstituted forClaytonat 72'minutes
  • 5Wylde
  • 3Franklin
  • 25JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 23PokuBooked at 29mins
  • 18Akinde
  • 24HarradSubstituted forMeadowsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 9Clayton
  • 6Kempson
  • 12Meadows
  • 20McFadzean

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 2MagnayBooked at 45mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 16Baxter
  • 6Clark
  • 25MaddisonBooked at 33minsSubstituted forHatchat 81'minutes
  • 11Cummins
  • 29OsterBooked at 55mins
  • 8TurnbullBooked at 38mins
  • 18Marwood
  • 14BrownSubstituted forChandlerat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Lester
  • 17Walker
  • 4Chandler
  • 22Sirrell
  • 9Hatch
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
817

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Gateshead 1.

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

Foul by Nick Fenton (Alfreton Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Shaun Harrad.

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

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

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Liam Hatch replaces Marcus Maddison.

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

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Bradley Wood.

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.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Tom Shaw replaces Josh Law.

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).

James Marwood (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Gateshead.

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

Corner, Alfreton Town.

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by John Oster (Gateshead).

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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.

Corner, Gateshead.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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

goal