Match ends, Gateshead 0, Bristol Rovers 1.
Conference leaders Bristol Rovers made it five wins from five as they overcame a stubborn Gateshead side.
The home side took the game to Rovers in the first half but neither side were able to open the scoring.
The Pirates went ahead when substitute Ellis Harrison lifted the ball over Gateshead keeper Adam Bartlett to score his sixth goal of the season.
Gateshead remain in 10th place while Rovers maintain their two-point lead at the top of the table.
Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:
"We knew how difficult this game was going to be because of the game they gave us at our place.
"We knew we had to be patient and disciplined at times and I thought the lads dug in superbly.
"Ellis broke through and got the winner which I'm delighted with.
"With the greatest respect, he can be a bit daft but he's knuckled down and worked hard."
- 16BaxterBooked at 60mins
- 26GjokajSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
- 28GoochBooked at 57mins
- 6ClarkSubstituted forAllanat 40'minutes
- 7OsterSubstituted forRamshawat 85'minutes
- 25PattisonBooked at 45mins
- 24SinclairSubstituted forDawsonat 29'minutes
- 10TaylorSubstituted forHarrisonat 64'minutes
- Ian Hussin
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gateshead 0, Bristol Rovers 1.
Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).
Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.
Corner, Bristol Rovers.
Substitution, Gateshead. Rob Ramshaw replaces John Oster.
Foul by Matty Pattison (Gateshead).
Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.
Offside, Bristol Rovers. Adam Dawson tries a through ball, but Adam Dawson is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Gateshead) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Alex Rodman with a cross.
Substitution, Gateshead. Adam Campbell replaces Valentin Gjokaj.
Goal! Gateshead 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Corner, Bristol Rovers.
Offside, Gateshead. Alex Rodman tries a through ball, but Alex Rodman is caught offside.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Matty Taylor.
Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Craig Baxter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).
Nathan Blissett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.