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Gateshead 3-0 Chester

Gateshead got their National League campaign off to the perfect start, recording a 3-0 victory over Chester.

There were chances for both teams in an open but scoreless first half but the hosts flew out of the blocks after the break.

They almost took the lead in the 55th minute when James Bolton headed narrowly wide, before finally breaking the deadlock seven minutes later.

Wes York's effort hit the goalkeeper and ended up in the back of Chester's net and he then doubled their advantage in the 82nd minute, firing in after good work from substitute Ryan Bowman.

The home side, beaten 4-2 at Chester on the final day of last season, added a third five minutes later when Manny Smith nodded in from close range.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Bolton
  • 3Smith
  • 22Mafuta
  • 5Hogan
  • 4Smith
  • 6Fyfield
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 7YorkSubstituted forJonesat 90+1'minutes
  • 9JohnsonSubstituted forAjalaat 68'minutes
  • 17StycheSubstituted forBowmanat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Jones
  • 13Hanford
  • 14Ajala
  • 16Sweeney
  • 19Bowman

Chester

  • 13Roberts
  • 17Vassell
  • 6Astles
  • 4George
  • 16HuntSubstituted forAkintundeat 76'minutes
  • 5Hudson
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forMahonat 76'minutes
  • 8ShawSubstituted forHughesat 88'minutes
  • 10Durrell
  • 9Alabi
  • 15Richards

Substitutes

  • 1Worsnop
  • 7Mahon
  • 12Hughes
  • 19Waters
  • 20Akintunde
Referee:
Peter Wright

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 3, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Chester FC 0.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Sam Jones replaces Wes York.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Sam Hughes replaces Tom Shaw.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 3, Chester FC 0. Manny Smith (Gateshead).

Corner, Gateshead.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Chester FC 0. Wes York (Gateshead).

Corner, Chester FC.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Mahon replaces Jordan Chapell.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces Johnny Hunt.

Corner, Chester FC.

Corner, Gateshead.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Toby Ajala replaces Danny Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Ryan Bowman replaces Reece Styche.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Chester FC 0. Wes York (Gateshead).

Corner, Gateshead.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 0, Chester FC 0.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Corner, Gateshead.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red11003033
2Gateshead11003033
3Lincoln City11003123
4Solihull Moors11003123
5Macclesfield11002023
6Tranmere11002023
7Eastleigh11002113
8Barrow11001013
9Boreham Wood11001013
10Maidstone United10101101
11York10101101
12Braintree10100001
13Dover10100001
14North Ferriby United10100001
15Wrexham10100001
16Guiseley100112-10
17Aldershot100101-10
18Forest Green100101-10
19Sutton United100113-20
20Woking100113-20
21Bromley100102-20
22Torquay100102-20
23Chester100103-30
24Southport100103-30
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