Match ends, Sutton United 4, Gateshead 2.
Gateshead suffered a damaging blow to their National League play-off hopes after throwing away a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at Sutton who remain in the hunt for a top-seven finish themselves.
The Heed, who almost opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Tom White struck a post from 20 yards, grabbed the lead just before the break.
Connor Thomson's low ball across the face of goal was turned home at the far post by Greg Olley, who doubled the visitors' lead a minute after the restart with a fine finish into the bottom-left corner to take his tally to eight for the season.
Sutton then began their fightback with a close-range header from Dylan Kearney in the 51st minute, followed by a James Dobson penalty 12 minutes later for a handall in a crowded penalty area.
Four minutes from time Sutton completed the comeback, with Dean Beckwith heading home a Harry Beautyman corner, with the defender netting another header three minutes later.
Match report supplied by Press Association.
- 11KearneyBooked at 45mins
- 8DavisSubstituted forBardenat 16'minutes
- 21DeaconSubstituted forAyungaat 86'minutes
- 28WilliamsSubstituted forToureat 52'minutes
- 33DobsonBooked at 32mins
- 2TinklerBooked at 45mins
- 3BarrowBooked at 62mins
- 14O'DonnellSubstituted forSalkeldat 73'minutes
- 4HunterBooked at 14mins
- 10RiggSubstituted forMcGeochat 77'minutes
- Richard Hulme
Second Half ends, Sutton United 4, Gateshead 2.
Goal! Sutton United 4, Gateshead 2. Dean Beckwith (Sutton United).
Goal! Sutton United 3, Gateshead 2. Dean Beckwith (Sutton United).
Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis McGeoch replaces Steven Rigg.
Substitution, Gateshead. Cameron Salkeld replaces JJ O'Donnell.
Goal! Sutton United 2, Gateshead 2. James Dobson (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a.
Scott Barrow (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Gime Toure replaces Brett Williams.
Goal! Sutton United 1, Gateshead 2. Dylan Kearney (Sutton United).
Goal! Sutton United 0, Gateshead 2. Greg Olley (Gateshead).
Second Half begins Sutton United 0, Gateshead 1.
First Half ends, Sutton United 0, Gateshead 1.
Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
Dylan Kearney (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Sutton United 0, Gateshead 1. Greg Olley (Gateshead).
James Dobson (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Sutton United. Jonathan Barden replaces Kenny Davis.
Jack Hunter (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.