Match ends, Gateshead 2, Maidstone United 1.
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.
- 21HanfordBooked at 74mins
- 7YorkSubstituted forPrestonat 79'minutes
- 4KerrBooked at 38mins
- 16PennSubstituted forMontgomeryat 77'minutes
- 19McNallSubstituted forJohnsonat 58'minutes
- 4PrestedgeSubstituted forMuldoonat 82'minutes
- 14ReasonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forter Horstat 90+2'minutes
- 7LozaBooked at 44mins
- 18OseiSubstituted forCokerat 70'minutes
- 22ter Horst
- Glen Hart
Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Maidstone United 1.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Johan ter Horst replaces Jai Reason.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Maidstone United 1. Ben Fox (Gateshead).
Substitution, Maidstone United. Oliver Muldoon replaces Reece Prestedge.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Preston replaces Wes York.
Substitution, Gateshead. James Montgomery replaces Russell Penn.
Jai Reason (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dan Hanford (Gateshead) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Substitution, Maidstone United. Andre Coker replaces Darius Osei.
Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Lewis McNall.
Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 1.
First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 1.
Jamar Loza (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Fraser Kerr (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 1. Jai Reason (Maidstone United) converts the penalty with a.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Maidstone United 0. Lewis McNall (Gateshead).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.