Match ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 1.
Gateshead battled back against struggling Chester to earn their second successive 1-1 draw.
Chester, who are now winless in eight, took an early lead when Ross Killock nodded in John Rooney's free-kick.
James Marwood equalised for the visitors when he latched on to Liam Hatch's ball over the top and fired home.
James Brown and James Curtis both went close as the visitors searched for a late winner, but Chester held on.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Chester manager Neil Young told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"We've got to remember that we're part-time and we only played 48 hours ago. A lot of these lads haven't played for a while.
"The effort and commitment again - you can't fault it. They've kept going and got something from the game and it would have been unfair if they hadn't."
- 27KillockBooked at 19mins
- 3HeathBooked at 26mins
- 34MenaghSubstituted forMcIntyreat 77'minutes
- 7ReedSubstituted forPeersat 73'minutes
- 17WalkerSubstituted forCumminsat 51'minutes
- 4ChandlerSubstituted forBrownat 67'minutes
- 8TurnbullBooked at 63mins
- 25MaddisonSubstituted forHatchat 33'minutes
- Peter Banks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Gateshead 1.
Offside, Gateshead. Phillip Turnbull tries a through ball, but Phillip Turnbull is caught offside.
Foul by George Miller (Chester FC).
James Curtis (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. George Horan (Chester FC) header from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Chester FC.
Hand ball by Lewis Sirrell (Gateshead).
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.
Offside, Chester FC. George Miller tries a through ball, but George Miller is caught offside.
Substitution, Chester FC. Kevin McIntyre replaces Jamie Menagh.
Offside, Gateshead. James Marwood tries a through ball, but James Marwood is caught offside.
Attempt missed. James Brown (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Alex Titchiner (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Reed.
Offside, Gateshead. Liam Hatch tries a through ball, but Liam Hatch is caught offside.
Attempt missed. James Curtis (Gateshead) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).