Match ends, Rochdale 2, Gateshead 1.
Ian Henderson's 100th goal for Rochdale proved decisive in a 2-1 FA Cup first-round victory over Gateshead.
Dale took the lead in the 21st minute when Jordan Williams and Henderson combined on the left before Henderson's low cross was turned into the roof of the net by Gateshead defender Jon Mellish.
Within 60 seconds the home side had doubled their lead when Bradden Inman raced clear down the left wing and centred the ball for Henderson to slide home his 100th goal for the League One club.
The National League outfit earned themselves a lifeline within minutes of the restart.
Mellish fed a pass into Greg Olley on the edge of the area and his backheel flick completely bamboozled the Dale defence, leaving the advancing Mellish in the clear.
Dale goalkeeper Brandon Moore got a hand to his shot but could only parry it into the roof of the net.
Olley had a great chance to level the game up when Scott Boden's flick on sent him one-on-one with Moore as he lifted the ball over the Dale stopper - but failed to get enough dip on his finish as it cleared the crossbar.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6McGaheyBooked at 31mins
- 16DoneSubstituted forAndrewat 56'minutes
- 19InmanBooked at 84minsSubstituted forCloughat 89'minutes
- 11WilliamsSubstituted forPerkinsat 75'minutes
- 4HunterSubstituted forMolyneuxat 65'minutes
- 19BodenSubstituted forRiggat 74'minutes
- Peter Wright
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 2, Gateshead 1.
Corner, Gateshead. Conceded by Sam Hart.
Foul by Zach Clough (Rochdale).
Tom White (Gateshead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Brendan Moore (Rochdale) because of an injury.
Substitution, Rochdale. Zach Clough replaces Bradden Inman.
Attempt missed. Steven Rigg (Gateshead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Sam Hart (Rochdale).
Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Sam Hart (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Luke Armstrong (Gateshead).
Bradden Inman (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.
Sam Hart (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Greg Olley (Gateshead).
Attempt blocked. Scott Barrow (Gateshead) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Luke Molyneux (Gateshead).
Corner, Gateshead. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.