Match ends, Dover Athletic 3, Gateshead 2.
Dover Athletic 3-2 Gateshead
Dover substitute Ade Azeez scored a dramatic late goal to keep his side's play-off prospects alive with a 3-2 win at home to Gateshead.
The visitors led after 20 minutes thanks to a terrific long-range strike by full-back Theo Vassell.
Giancarlo Gallifuoco levelled for Dover, meeting Mitch Brundle's corner with a close-range header. The hosts then surged in front when Anthony Jeffrey was tripped by Scott Barrow in the box and Ryan Bird smashed the penalty low into the corner.
Danny Johnson also converted from the spot for following a foul on substitute Richard Peniket, but Gateshead's joy was short-lived as Azeez netted from close in after Dan Hanford failed to hold Anthony Jeffrey's shot.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6EssamSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 88'minutes
- 8BrundleBooked at 90mins
- 17BirdSubstituted forAzeezat 79'minutes
- 11PinnockBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPassleyat 72'minutes
- 23MellishSubstituted forYorkat 72'minutesBooked at 81mins
- 10BurrowSubstituted forPeniketat 63'minutes
- 20LangstaffSubstituted forPrestonat 63'minutesBooked at 82mins
- Gary Parsons
Second Half ends, Dover Athletic 3, Gateshead 2.
Mitch Brundle (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Dover Athletic 3, Gateshead 2. Adebayo Azeez (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Connor Essam.
Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Gateshead 2. Danny Johnson (Gateshead) converts the penalty with a.
Jordan Preston (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Wes York (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Adebayo Azeez replaces Ryan Bird.
Substitution, Gateshead. Wes York replaces Jon Mellish.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Josh Passley replaces Mitchell Pinnock.
Goal! Dover Athletic 2, Gateshead 1. Ryan Bird (Dover Athletic) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Gateshead. Richard Peniket replaces Jordan Burrow.
Substitution, Gateshead. Jordan Preston replaces Macaulay Langstaff.
Mitchell Pinnock (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 1.
First Half ends, Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 1.
Goal! Dover Athletic 1, Gateshead 1. Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Dover Athletic).
Goal! Dover Athletic 0, Gateshead 1. Theo Vassell (Gateshead).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.