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Bailey 2'; Conn-Clarke 12', Dinanga 32', Malone 69'

And that is full-time! A 3-1 win for the Robins and that was a deserved win over the 90 minutes. A huge thank you as always to the travelling fans - your support is hugely appreciated. Dorking at home on Saturday - buy your tickets here - and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible supporting the boys on!

Five added minutes

90' A key block at the back for Alty to deny Gateshead and avoid any late drama

88' Glorious play by Ben Pringle who almost adds a fourth only to be denied by by a block from Bailey

85' Alty in control of this game now and that has been the case since the third goal which has dampened the home side's spirits.

83' Daley is replaced for the home side with Hasani coming on

80' Ben Pringle comes on for Elliot Osborne

79' The tempo in the game has dropped a little with Alty managing the game and the home side not quite managing to build some momentum.

74' Jordan Hulme and Aaron Bennett come on for Marcus Dinanga and Chris Conn-Clarke. A big shoutout to Marcus for an outstanding display tonight!

69' GOAL! Ross Barrows charges down the right running on to a great cross-field ball by Lundstram, plays in Chris Conn-Clarke who picks out Dan Malone and the on-loan Stoke man coolly slots home to put us 3-1 up!

68' Gateshead pile forward but their attack is thwarted with some good defending denies them.

66' Jarvis comes on for Williamson

65' Osborne goes into the book

64' Both teams wrestling to grab control of this game with Alty looking a threat on the counter and the home side becoming a little frrustrated but still dangerous.

56' A great counter for Alty with Colclough and Dinanga leading the attack. The counter breaks down with the ball coming back to Ross Barrows all of 30 yards and he slams an effort off the top of the crossbar!

55' Some early pressure for the hosts who have earned a couple of corners and the latest one has been defended again. Alty need to absorb this spell as the home fans get behind their team.

49' Campbell is booked for Gateshead

A bright start by the home side but the linesman’s flag goes up and Ward was thwarted.

Gateshead get us underway in this second half.

The attendance is 798 with 29 Alty fans. Thanks for your support as always!

Half-time: Gateshead 1-2 Alty - A slow start and an early goal for the hosts wasn't what The Robins needed but they have responded incredibly well with two excellent goals. Plenty of threat from the home side however and a lively second half to come.

45' Three added minutes

44' Bailey the latest Gateshead player to pick up a knock. There will likely be a couple of extra minutes of added time.

Gateshead have become a little sloppy in their play and it is now our turn to dominate play. Half-time is edging closer and Alty still lead.

37' Elliot Osborne is enjoying a great spell of play and his through ball just glides off the wet surface and after almost putting Ryan Colclough clean through.

This game continues to go from end-to-end and Gateshead continue to pose us plenty of problems defensively. The latets effort at goal sees Yussuf drag his effort wide.

32' Marcus Dinanga slams home from 20-yards to put Alty ahead! We gave them a warning shortly prior to that goal but Marcus adds to his assist and puts us ahead.

28’ A booking for Ross Barrows

25' Eddie Jones clears off the line after an excellent move by Gateshead opens up the Alty defence. The ball have been off target but it is cleared to safety nonetheless.

23' A couple of positive moments for Alty with signs we are getting a foothold in the game increasingly

19' Quite the midfield battle at the moment and it is the hosts who have the better of that area in the opening quarter of the game.

17' Blackett is forced off with injury and Adi Yussuf comes on

12 ALTY EQUALISER! Against the run of play, a great ball by Toby Mullarkey to Marcus Dinanga who crosses to Chris Conn-Clarke who converts the rebound after his initial effort was saved by Langley.

10' Short stoppage while Blackett receives some treatment

9' Tinkler has an effort on goal but Byrne saves comfortably. The hosts clearly on top here.

5' Free kick to Gateshead and Olley's cross is collected by Byrne.

2' The home side take an early lead after good play by Ward and Campbell, and it is Bailey who converts past Ollie Byrne.

19:45: We are underway!

Alty are playing in dark blue this evening. Kick off coming up shortly.

One change for Alty as Dan Malone comes in for Brad Jackson. Aaron Bennett returns to the bench.

Alty starting XI: Byrne; Barrows, Mullarkey ©, Cooper, E. Jones; Malone, Lundstram; Conn-Clarke, Osborne, Colclough; Dinanga

Bench: Brockbank, J. Jones, Pringle, Bennett, Hulme

Gateshead line-up with: Langley; Tinkler, Williamson, Pye, Daley; Bailey, Olley ©, Hasani; Campbell, Blackett, Ward

Bench: Elliot, Mills, Jarvis, Hasani, Yussuf

Hello and welcome to the Gateshead International Stadium. We'll be bringing you live text coverage of the game this evening and you can follow Radio Robins at the same time on Radio Alty A 17-man squad has travelled up to Gateshead for this evening's game and we'll have team news with you around an hour before kick-off.