Match ends, Gateshead 2, Dover Athletic 1.
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
- 15WhiteSubstituted forRiggat 82'minutes
- 12MellishSubstituted forO'Donnellat 70'minutes
- 11SalkeldSubstituted forDevittat 88'minutes
- 18NorteySubstituted forOkosiemeat 79'minutes
- 10AllenSubstituted forJeffreyat 81'minutes
- 12EffiongSubstituted forDanielat 72'minutes
- Gareth Rhodes
Second Half ends, Gateshead 2, Dover Athletic 1.
Substitution, Gateshead. Tom Devitt replaces Cameron Salkeld.
Goal! Gateshead 2, Dover Athletic 1. Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).
Substitution, Gateshead. Steven Rigg replaces Tom White.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Jamie Allen.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ejiro Okosieme replaces Nortei Nortey.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Kadell Daniel replaces Inih Effiong.
Substitution, Gateshead. JJ O'Donnell replaces Jon Mellish.
Second Half begins Gateshead 1, Dover Athletic 1.
First Half ends, Gateshead 1, Dover Athletic 1.
Goal! Gateshead 1, Dover Athletic 1. Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead).
Goal! Gateshead 0, Dover Athletic 1. Jamie Allen (Dover Athletic).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.