Match ends, Gateshead 3, Southport 0.
Gateshead 3-0 Southport
Gateshead got back to winning ways with a comfortable National League triumph over Southport.
The Heed made a bright start but were made to wait until the 27th minute for a breakthrough, with Jordan Burrow nudging the ball over the line after James Bolton's initial effort was blocked.
The opener may have been scrappy, but George Smith's fine strike from 25 yards made it 2-0 just before half-time as he notched his first goal for Gateshead.
Danny Johnson put the result beyond doubt just after the hour after picking up Wes York's through ball to finish between Magnus Norman's legs.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2BoltonBooked at 33mins
- 26McLaughlinBooked at 86mins
- 9JohnsonSubstituted forBellat 73'minutes
- 19WeeksSubstituted forMcKennaat 59'minutes
- 7AllenSubstituted forGrimesat 59'minutes
- Thomas Bramall
Second Half ends, Gateshead 3, Southport 0.
Patrick McLaughlin (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Gateshead. Nyal Bell replaces Danny Johnson.
Goal! Gateshead 3, Southport 0. Danny Johnson (Gateshead).
Substitution, Southport. Ashley Grimes replaces Jamie Allen.
Substitution, Southport. Ben McKenna replaces Declan Weeks.
Second Half begins Gateshead 2, Southport 0.
First Half ends, Gateshead 2, Southport 0.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Southport 0. George Smith (Gateshead).
James Bolton (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Southport 0. Jordan Burrow (Gateshead).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.