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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Gateshead

Sam Jones' second-half effort proved enough as Gateshead edged out Tranmere at Prenton Park.

Interim Rovers boss Paul Carden handed home debuts to Mitchell Duggan and Elliot Osborne and the latter went close from long range midway through the first half.

Visiting goalkeeper Dan Hanford also kept out a dangerous effort from Jake Kirby and then denied Jay Harris, while Gateshead came close through Wesley York at the other end as the tide began to turn.

The away side took the lead six minutes after the break as Jones tapped home York's cross from close range for his side's first goal in almost seven hours.

Kirby came close to grabbing an equaliser just after the hour mark but his effort was blocked by midfielder Paddy McLaughlin as the Heed held on.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 25Duggan
  • 5McNulty
  • 8Harris
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12Sutton
  • 15AlmondSubstituted forTollittat 55'minutes
  • 16Osborne
  • 17KirbySubstituted forStephensonat 71'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 22Jones

Substitutes

  • 2Vaughan
  • 13Turner
  • 14Stephenson
  • 18Tollitt
  • 28Gumbs

Gateshead

  • 13Hanford
  • 8Brundle
  • 5Hogan
  • 26McLaughlin
  • 3SmithSubstituted forMafutaat 43'minutes
  • 6Fyfield
  • 7YorkBooked at 34mins
  • 16PennBooked at 90mins
  • 4Smith
  • 10Jones
  • 18BellSubstituted forStycheat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Johnson
  • 17Styche
  • 20Wrightson
  • 22Mafuta
  • 25Hannant
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
4,048

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Gateshead 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Gateshead 1.

  3. Booking

    Russell Penn (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Darren Stephenson replaces Jake Kirby.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Reece Styche replaces Nyal Bell.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Ben Tollitt replaces Louis Almond.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Gateshead 1. Sam Jones (Gateshead).

  8. Second Half

    Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Gateshead 0.

  9. Half Time

    First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Gateshead 0.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Gateshead. Gus Mafuta replaces George Smith.

  11. Booking

    Wes York (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  13. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green1493226111530
2Lincoln City1491428131528
3Dag & Red1491424111328
4Macclesfield1491423131028
5Eastleigh1475226141226
6Barrow147522014626
7Aldershot147431813525
8Dover148152322125
9Tranmere147341510524
10Chester146352215721
11Gateshead146352114721
12Boreham Wood145631711621
13Solihull Moors145452223-119
14Sutton United146171518-319
15Wrexham145451117-619
16Maidstone United145361924-518
17Torquay145271418-417
18Bromley145271722-517
19Woking143382129-812
20York143381525-1012
21North Ferriby United143110622-1610
22Braintree142391123-129
23Southport142391033-239
24Guiseley1413101726-96
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