Vanarama National League
Gateshead 1-1 Woking
Fox 80 Grego-Cox 51
Gateshead and Woking shared the points on Tuesday night with a 1-1 draw in the National League at the Gateshead International Stadium.
Republic of Ireland under-21 international Reece Grego-Cox took the lead for Woking early in the second half but it was cancelled out by Burton loanee Ben Fox ten minutes from time.
The two sides came into the game neck and neck in the National League table, with Gateshead in 15th and Woking 16th, but the hosts had two games in hand on the Surrey side.
Gateshead manager Steve Watson named an unchanged side following the 3-1 win at Chester City on Saturday, while full-back Matt Young was preferred to Fabio Saraiva in the Woking side.
It was an uneventful start to the game, and the first real chance didn’t come until the 24th minute when Woking’s Grego-Cox put in a good ball from the right but Jonathan Edwards couldn’t quite meet the cross at the far post.
The visitors then came close at the end of the first half when they had numerous shots blocked before Charlie Carter hit the ball over the bar.
Woking made a great start to the second half, taking the lead just six minutes in. Following good work on the right, Grego-Cox latched onto a good ball and his shot came off the post before beating Dan Hanford.
Gateshead put the foot on the gas more following the goal, and they came close ten minutes later when Scott Barrow’s impressive ball forced a risky clearance from Joey Jones that went just wide of his own goal.
The hosts then equalised in the 80th minute when the ball fell in space to new midfielder Fox who blasted his shot in the bottom-right corner to beat Nathan Baxter.
Steve Watson’s side then looked favourites to grab a win, and nearly did so in the 82nd minute when Barrow’s shot from the left forced a great save from Baxter to the right.
Gateshead failed to threaten after that however and the two sides shared the points.
Gateshead: Hanford, Vassell (Kerr 54), Fyfield, Byrne, Barrow, Penn, McLaughlin, Fox, York, Preston (McNall 54), Burrow.
Subs not used: O’Donnell, Bell, MacLeod (GK)
Woking: Baxter, Young, Staunton, Jones, Ramsay (Stojsavljevic 85), Isaac (Appau 87), Ferdinand, Grego-Cox (Banton 89), Carter, Cook, Edwards.
Subs not used: Saraiva, Mason (GK)
Attendance: 470 (14 away)