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Dartford 0-1 Gateshead

James Brown's late goal saw Gateshead continue their march up the league table with victory at 10-man Dartford.

Josh Walker put a early header wide from a Colin Larkin cross on as Gateshead began brightly.

But midway through the second half Lee Noble was sent off for violent conduct after appearing to hit Jamie Chandler.

And in the 89th minute substitute Brown headed home Lewis Sirrell's left-wing cross to give the Heed a sixth victory in their last eight league matches.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"It's just cruel.

"To get a player sent off when things are going OK, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

"The first glimpse of it on a small screen is the referee has got it wrong. Lee has not elbowed someone, and the ref says he's hit him in the face.

"There's been a bit of stick flying about but the crowd was excellent - it's a really difficult period. It's tough and today was one of those games we could have got a point out of it."

Line-ups

Dartford

  • 29Smith
  • 4Sterling
  • 5Clark
  • 12EssamBooked at 85mins
  • 20Burns
  • 15Collier
  • 10Bradbrook
  • 17MartinBooked at 90mins
  • 8NobleBooked at 66mins
  • 16BirchallSubstituted forPriorat 87'minutes
  • 11Harris

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 22Forecast
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 9Prior
  • 30Woodyard

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 6ClarkBooked at 32mins
  • 5Curtis
  • 22Sirrell
  • 16Baxter
  • 4ChandlerSubstituted forMaddisonat 76'minutes
  • 8Turnbull
  • 18Marwood
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 29Oster
  • 7Larkin

Substitutes

  • 25Maddison
  • 2Magnay
  • 14Brown
  • 15Tait
  • 11Cummins
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
975

Match Stats

Home TeamDartfordAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dartford 0, Gateshead 1.

  3. Booking

    Dave Martin (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

  5. Post update

    Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Dartford).

  7. Post update

    John Oster (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Dartford 0, Gateshead 1. James Brown (Gateshead).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Jason Prior replaces Adam Birchall.

  10. Booking

    Connor Essam (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Connor Essam (Dartford).

  12. Post update

    Colin Larkin (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Adam Birchall (Dartford).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Collier (Dartford).

  19. Post update

    Marcus Maddison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Marcus Maddison replaces Jamie Chandler.

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