Ben Strevens left it late as he fired Eastleigh to a narrow victory over Gateshead.Ben Williamson sent a brilliant finish past goalkeeper Dan Hanford to give the hosts an early lead.Danny Hollands hit the bar before Ross Flitney denied Wes York an equaliser with a save at his near post before Jordan Burrow fired just over for Gateshead.
It was James Constable who struck next, the former Oxford man curling a shot into the top corner just after the hour.Jordan Preston halved the deficit with 16 minutes left and Theo Vassell capitalised on a goalmouth scramble to level at the death.However, there was more drama to come as, four minutes into stoppage-time, Strevens turned in a Mark Yeates assist following the Irishman’s mazy dribble.Match report supplied by the Press AssociationLine-upsLive TextLine-upsEastleigh13Flitney3GreenBooked at 33mins25CresswellBooked at 71mins7Wood27Howe15Obileye19Hollands9McCallumSubstituted forMcAllisterat 66’minutes8Constable25WilliamsonSubstituted forStrevensat 83’minutes28McSheffreySubstituted forYeatesat 73’minutesSubstitutes10Yeates11Zebroski14Strevens18McAllister24MileyGateshead21Hanford24Williams2Vassell19Hannant3Barrow4Kerr16Penn13McLaughlin11Preston8Peniket7YorkSubstituted forJohnsonat 64’minutesSubstitutes5Byrne9Johnson10Burrow14O’Donnell15MaxwellReferee:Richard HulmeAttendance:1,597Live TextPosted at Match ends, Eastleigh 3, Gateshead 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Eastleigh 3, Gateshead 2.Goal!Posted at 90’+5′ Goal! Eastleigh 3, Gateshead 2. Ben Strevens (Eastleigh).Goal!Posted at 87′ Goal! Eastleigh 2, Gateshead 2. Theo Vassell (Gateshead).SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Eastleigh. Ben Strevens replaces Ben Williamson.Goal!Posted at 74′ Goal! Eastleigh 2, Gateshead 1. Jordan Preston (Gateshead).SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Eastleigh. Mark Yeates replaces Gary McSheffrey.BookingPosted at 71′ Ryan Cresswell (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.SubstitutionPosted at 66′ Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Paul McCallum.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Gateshead. Danny Johnson replaces Wes York.Goal!Posted at 62′ Goal! Eastleigh 2, Gateshead 0. James Constable (Eastleigh).Second HalfPosted at Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0.Half TimePosted at 45′ First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0.BookingPosted at 33′ Michael Green (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.Goal!Posted at 4′ Goal! Eastleigh 1, Gateshead 0. Ben Williamson (Eastleigh).Kick OffPosted at First Half begins.Lineups are announced and players are warming up.goal
Source: BBC Tyne and Wear