Gateshead gave their National League survival hopes a boost with a late comeback to win away at Wealdstone.
Max Kretzschmar looked to have given the hosts a win to bolster their aspirations of reaching the play-offs, but an equalising goal from Daniel Elliot before an 83rd-minute winner from substitute Adam Campbell turned the game on its head to drag Heed to within three points of safety.
The hosts took the lead when midfielder Kretzschmar pounced to fire home following a goalmouth scramble in the 38th minute of a first half that Wealdstone largely dominated.
But, despite holding the lead into the final 20 minutes, Stuart Maynard’s team could not hold on and succumbed to a late rally from the visitors, with Elliot and Campbell striking with a late ambush to breathe life into their bid to avoid the drop.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
Line-upsLive TextLine-upsWealdstoneFormation 4-4-213Howes2Cook6Barrett8Ferguson28Habergham24Barker7Allarakhia18Dyer22Kretzschmar9Olomola21Ilunga13Howes2Cook6Barrett8FergusonBooked at 75mins28Habergham24BarkerBooked at 86mins7Allarakhia18DyerBooked at 50mins22KretzschmarSubstituted forCharlesat 68’minutes9OlomolaSubstituted forAndrewsat 65’minutes21IlungaSubstituted forHutchinsonat 79’minutesSubstitutes4Charles5Freckleton10Andrews17Hutchinson23Mundle-SmithGatesheadFormation 4-4-21Marschall2Tinkler6Storey5Richardson14Forbes3Pye42Conteh10Olley12Ward27Knight9Elliott1Marschall2Tinkler6Storey5Richardson14Forbes3Pye42Conteh10OlleyBooked at 20mins12WardSubstituted forMartinat 72’minutes27KnightSubstituted forCampbellat 59’minutes9ElliottSubstituted forHarrisat 90+5’minutesSubstitutes11Campbell15Martin19Harris32Magnay45AsikaoguReferee:Daniel MiddletonAttendance:1,302Live Text Post updateMatch ends, Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 2.90’+6’Full TimeSecond Half ends, Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 2.90’+5’SubstitutionSubstitution, Gateshead. William Harris replaces Daniel Elliott.86’BookingCharlie Barker (Wealdstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.83’goalGoal!Goal! Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 2. Adam Campbell (Gateshead).79’SubstitutionSubstitution, Wealdstone. Dominic Hutchinson replaces Brooklyn Ilunga.75’BookingNathan Ferguson (Wealdstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.72’SubstitutionSubstitution, Gateshead. Aaron Martin replaces Daniel Ward.71’goalGoal!Goal! Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 1. Daniel Elliott (Gateshead).68’SubstitutionSubstitution, Wealdstone. Ashley Charles replaces Max Kretzschmar.65’SubstitutionSubstitution, Wealdstone. Corie Andrews replaces Olufela Olomola.59’SubstitutionSubstitution, Gateshead. Adam Campbell replaces Lewis Knight.50’BookingAlex Dyer (Wealdstone) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. Second HalfSecond Half begins Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 0.45’Half TimeFirst Half ends, Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 0.38’goalGoal!Goal! Wealdstone 1, Gateshead 0. Max Kretzschmar (Wealdstone).20’BookingGreg Olley (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. Kick OffFirst Half begins.Posted at 14:4114:41Post updateLineups are announced and players are warming up.