National League

Aldershot Town 1-2 Gateshead

James Marwood scored a late winner at relegation-threatened Aldershot as Gateshead moved into the play-off zone.

Solomon Taiwo was denied by Gateshead keeper Adam Bartlett before Josh Scott headed the home side in front from a Brett Williams cross.

The visitors' fightback started after Williams was sent-off for a foul on JJ O'Donnell after the break.

Jack Lester netted on the turn four minutes later and Marwood found the top corner from 18 yards to win it.

Victory sees Gateshead climb to fourth place in the table, while Aldershot remain four points from safety.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"It's turned from the sending off, there's no doubt about that and we thought we held out for a draw.

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after defeat to Gateshead

"Once we were 1-0 up we didn't mind them playing in front of us and then Brett (Williams) gets sent off and everything changes.

"Every single player gave everything they've got and they're out on their feet but we've lost the game and lost two forwards so we have to bring more players in to ensure we have more legs for Saturday"

Gateshead manager Gary Mills told BBC Newcastle:

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Post-match: Gateshead boss Mills

"I thought we were bossing the game without probably hurting them as much as I'd have liked in the first half, but gave away a silly free-kick and went in one down.

"Obviously the man getting sent-off changed the game a little bit, and we managed to get two goals when they were down to ten. It's how you use the man advantage that counts, and we're a patient team, we always know we'll create chances.

"I'm pleased that after a bad February we had a chat, and since then we've come to some tough places and done well and we've taken 10 out of the last 12 points. The players didn't lie down, they want it, and they're enjoying the challenge.

"Some of the players haven't been in this situation before, and I just hope we can do it. It's in our hands."



  • 1Morris
  • 3TonkinBooked at 45mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 15Barker
  • 19MolesleyBooked at 82mins
  • 4StanleyBooked at 60mins
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forRowlandsat 79'minutes
  • 5TaiwoSubstituted forMekkiat 84'minutes
  • 22Gibbs
  • 11BubbSubstituted forScottat 19'minutes
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 53mins


  • 6Webster
  • 12Martin
  • 16Scott
  • 7Mekki
  • 8Rowlands


  • 1Bartlett
  • 5Curtis
  • 6Clark
  • 16BaxterBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMagnayat 78'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forWalkerat 70'minutes
  • 38O'Donnell
  • 18Marwood
  • 8Turnbull
  • 19Lester
  • 14BrownSubstituted forNobleat 79'minutes


  • 11Cummins
  • 17Walker
  • 2Magnay
  • 35Noble
  • 21Ramshaw
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Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamGateshead
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Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2.
Foul by Ryan Noble (Gateshead).
Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ryan Noble (Gateshead).
Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Gateshead. Jack Lester tries a through ball, but Jack Lester is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.


Substitution, Aldershot Town. Adam Mekki replaces Solomon Taiwo.


Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Gateshead 2. JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal.


Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).
Carl Magnay (Gateshead) wins a free kick.


Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Jordan Roberts.


Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Noble replaces James Brown.


Substitution, Gateshead. Carl Magnay replaces Craig Baxter.
Foul by JJ O'Donnell (Gateshead).
Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.