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Gateshead 2-1 Maidstone United

Ben Fox's late goal earned Gateshead a dramatic National League victory over Maidstone after substitute goalkeeper James Montgomery had saved a penalty with his first touch.

Lewis McNall had given the hosts the perfect start - on his first start - with a neat third-minute opener, only for Jai Reason to equalise from the penalty spot 16 minutes later after Patrick McLaughlin's foul on Stuart Lewis.

Gateshead lost goalkeeper Dan Hanford to a red card in the 75th minute for bringing down Reason, but Montgomery's first involvement was to save Reason's spot-kick.

And the 10 men defied the odds to emerge triumphant as Fox fired a brilliant free-kick into the top-left corner three minutes from time to lift his side above their opponents and up to 14th in the table.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 21HanfordBooked at 74mins
  • 7YorkSubstituted forPrestonat 79'minutes
  • 4KerrBooked at 38mins
  • 24Fox
  • 6Fyfield
  • 5Byrne
  • 3Barrow
  • 13McLaughlin
  • 16PennSubstituted forMontgomeryat 77'minutes
  • 19McNallSubstituted forJohnsonat 58'minutes
  • 10Burrow

Substitutes

  • 1Montgomery
  • 2Vassell
  • 9Johnson
  • 11Preston
  • 26Williams

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 16Ofori-Twumasi
  • 13Anderson
  • 8Lewis
  • 6Okuonghae
  • 5Wynter
  • 4PrestedgeSubstituted forMuldoonat 82'minutes
  • 14ReasonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forter Horstat 90+2'minutes
  • 7LozaBooked at 44mins
  • 9Sam-Yorke
  • 18OseiSubstituted forCokerat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hare
  • 10Paxman
  • 12Muldoon
  • 22ter Horst
  • 35Coker
Referee:
Glen Hart
Attendance:
771

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Maidstone United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Maidstone United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Johan ter Horst replaces Jai Reason.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Maidstone United 1. Ben Fox (Gateshead).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Oliver Muldoon replaces Reece Prestedge.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Preston replaces Wes York.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. James Montgomery replaces Russell Penn.

Booking

Jai Reason (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Dan Hanford (Gateshead) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Andre Coker replaces Darius Osei.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Lewis McNall.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 1.

Booking

Jamar Loza (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Fraser Kerr (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 1. Jai Reason (Maidstone United) converts the penalty with a.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 0. Lewis McNall (Gateshead).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield3116873933656
2Aldershot311510649321755
3Wrexham301410635241152
4Sutton United3015784435952
5Tranmere31149848301851
6Dover311312643261751
7Bromley31148953371650
8Boreham Wood311311745321350
9Fylde31139954391548
10Dag & Red31129104840845
11Ebbsfleet31101384136543
12Eastleigh31101384948143
13Maidenhead United311011104243-141
14Gateshead2991283831739
15Woking31116144048-839
16Maidstone United31911113848-1038
17Hartlepool31810133545-1034
18Halifax30810123141-1034
19Leyton Orient3088143745-832
20Barrow29710123640-431
21Solihull Moors3186173246-1430
22Chester31512142751-2427
23Guiseley29410152754-2722
24Torquay3149182552-2721
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