Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0.
Eastleigh 1-0 Gateshead
Reda Johnson struck the only goal as Eastleigh got their National League play-off bid back on track by beating Gateshead 1-0 at home.
The Spitfires had gone into the game on the back of three successive defeats but took the lead in the 15th minute when Johnson nodded Sam Matthews' cross into the top corner.
Gateshead went close to levelling six minutes later, but Scott Barrow's 20-yard free-kick ricocheted off the post.
Greg Olley and Mike Williamson nearly levelled for Gateshead - who fell to a fifth defeat in a six-match winless run - in the second half while Paul McCallum headed wide at the other end.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5JohnsonBooked at 45mins
- 26MatthewsSubstituted forGobernat 72'minutes
- 9McCallumSubstituted forZebroskiat 72'minutes
- 18WilliamsonSubstituted forMcKnightat 87'minutes
- 18DevittSubstituted forSalkeldat 80'minutes
- 8OlleySubstituted forMaloneyat 72'minutes
- Lloyd Wood
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack McKnight replaces Ben Williamson.
Substitution, Gateshead. Cameron Salkeld replaces Tom Devitt.
Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis Maloney replaces Greg Olley.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Oscar Gobern replaces Sam Matthews.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Chris Zebroski replaces Paul McCallum.
Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0.
Reda Johnson (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0. Reda Johnson (Eastleigh).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.