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Gateshead 2-3 Braintree Town

Braintree Town moved into the National League play-off places with a hard-fought victory at 10-man Gateshead.

Taylor Miles' free-kick gave Braintree an early lead, only for Ben Clark to level from close range soon after.

Miles' 20-yard shot put the Iron back in front, before Heed centre-back James Curtis was sent off for bringing down Michael Cheek before the break.

Mitch Brundle's shot made it 3-1 and the Iron held on for the win, despite Alex Whitmore's goal for the hosts.

Braintree are now one point clear of sixth-placed Eastleigh, while Gateshead are 10th in the table.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Russell
  • 2BaxterBooked at 55mins
  • 5CurtisBooked at 35mins
  • 4ChandlerBooked at 31mins
  • 29Whitmore
  • 6Clark
  • 8RamshawSubstituted forMafutaat 62'minutes
  • 3Pattison
  • 28Hamilton
  • 19Bowman
  • 20JohnsonSubstituted forHoldenat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Mafuta
  • 13MacDonald
  • 14Holden
  • 16Onovwigun
  • 17Kanda

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 17Long
  • 15Phillips
  • 14MilesSubstituted forPaineat 76'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 7Brundle
  • 6Fry
  • 30Woodyard
  • 10Akinola
  • 8DavisSubstituted forPowellat 72'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forCardwellat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 9Marks
  • 22Edgar
  • 25Cardwell
  • 32Powell
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
588

Match Stats

Home TeamGatesheadAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Braintree Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Braintree Town 3.

Foul by Harry Cardwell (Braintree Town).

Ben Clark (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Harry Cardwell (Braintree Town).

Gus Mafuta (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Jamie Chandler (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Powell (Braintree Town).

Matty Pattison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Michael Cheek.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Matt Paine replaces Taylor Miles because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Taylor Miles (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. CJ Hamilton (Gateshead) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Powell replaces Kenny Davis because of an injury.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

CJ Hamilton (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman tries a through ball, but Ryan Bowman is caught offside.

Offside, Gateshead. Matty Pattison tries a through ball, but Matty Pattison is caught offside.

Corner, Gateshead.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Braintree Town 3. Alex Whitmore (Gateshead) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matty Pattison with a cross.

Corner, Gateshead.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces Rob Ramshaw.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Gateshead. CJ Hamilton tries a through ball, but CJ Hamilton is caught offside.

Offside, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek tries a through ball, but Michael Cheek is caught offside.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Rob Ramshaw (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Baxter (Gateshead).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Alex Whitmore (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Braintree Town 3. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham442811583295495
2Forest Green442511868412786
3Dover4423101174512379
4Grimsby432114878413777
5Braintree4421121150361475
6Eastleigh4321111163501374
7Tranmere4420121259441572
8Wrexham442091569511869
9Macclesfield441981759461365
10Gateshead441810165465-1164
11Lincoln City441613156662461
12Barrow441613156069-961
13Bromley44179186566-160
14Woking431510186562355
15Aldershot44158215069-1953
16Southport441313184760-1352
17Torquay441311204970-2150
18Chester441212206168-748
19Guiseley441016184366-2346
20Boreham Wood441014204049-944
21Halifax431110225381-2843
22Altrincham44914214370-2741
23Kidderminster44812244467-2336
24Welling44811253565-3035
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