What a start to the season by Gateshead FC! Keep it going boys!
Read below for the full report. You’ll find some photos from the game below too.
The International Stadium must be on the list of Mansfield manager Paul Cox’s least favourite grounds.
Hammered 4-0 in a UniBond premier division play-off semi-final while manager of Eastwood Town Cox’s Stags were beaten 3-0 at Gateshead last season.
Fast forward 12 months and Cox’s promotion tipped side are beaten by a three goal margin on Tyneside again.
For Heed counterpart Ian Bogie four points from the opening two games against title favourites Luton and second favourites Mansfield was just the start he was looking for.
It could easily have been a perfect six and another fancied side, Forest Green Rovers, are next up at the International Stadium on Saturday.