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Gateshead 2-1 Dover Athletic

Luke Armstrong scored for the third successive game as Gateshead maintained their 100 per cent start to the season against Dover.

The Heed had started on the front foot, with new signing Mike Williamson going close with a header, but it was the visitors who took the lead when a corner was headed goalwards by Connor Essam and Jamie Allen flicked the ball over the line.

Gateshead were soon level when Greg Olley's corner picked out Robbie Tinkler and his header crept in.

Williamson looped a header off the crossbar before the break, while at the other end, Inih Effiong's low strike from a Jack Connors pass came close to restoring Dover's lead on the hour.

Tom White was not too far away with a 30-yard drive for Gateshead who snatched victory three minutes from time.

Steven Rigg's shot deflected into the path of on-loan Middlesbrough striker Armstrong, who turned and fired the ball into the bottom corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Gateshead

  • 23Pears
  • 15WhiteSubstituted forRiggat 82'minutes
  • 2Tinkler
  • 6Williamson
  • 4Hunter
  • 12MellishSubstituted forO'Donnellat 70'minutes
  • 5Kerr
  • 11SalkeldSubstituted forDevittat 88'minutes
  • 8Olley
  • 9Armstrong
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Foden
  • 10Rigg
  • 14O'Donnell
  • 17Forbes
  • 18Devitt

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Passley
  • 5Lokko
  • 19Schmoll
  • 8Brundle
  • 6Essam
  • 18NorteySubstituted forOkosiemeat 79'minutes
  • 3Connors
  • 23Gomis
  • 10AllenSubstituted forJeffreyat 81'minutes
  • 12EffiongSubstituted forDanielat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Diarra
  • 7Jeffrey
  • 11Daniel
  • 14Fazakerley
  • 16Okosieme
Referee:
Gareth Rhodes
Attendance:
693

Live Text

Match ends, Gateshead 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Devitt replaces Cameron Salkeld.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 2, Dover Athletic 1. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Steven Rigg replaces Tom White.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ejiro Okosieme replaces Nortei Nortey.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Inih Effiong.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces Jon Mellish.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Dover Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Dover Athletic 1.

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 1, Dover Athletic 1. Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead).

Goal!

Goal! Gateshead 0, Dover Athletic 1. Jamie Allen (Dover Athletic).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Halifax33007079
2Chesterfield33005059
3Gateshead33007349
4Solihull Moors33004139
5Wrexham32104047
6Sutton United32105327
7Fylde31203215
8Barrow31115414
9Ebbsfleet31112204
10Maidstone United311135-24
11Boreham Wood311113-24
12Harrogate30305503
13Leyton Orient30304403
14Eastleigh310234-13
15Bromley302145-12
16Hartlepool302134-12
17Barnet302123-12
18Havant & Waterlooville302114-32
19Dag & Red301235-21
20Dover301235-21
21Salford301235-21
22Maidenhead United301236-31
23Braintree301214-31
24Aldershot301204-41
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