By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Jak Alnwick and Jeff Henderson helped Gateshead to victory on Saturday, but Ole Soderberg and James Tavernier were both on the losing side for their respective clubs.
Alnwick extended his loan spell with the Heed until the end of 2011 this week, and made his second appearance for the club away to Telford United.
Both he and defender Henderson played the whole game as Ian Bogie's side won 2-1, with Yemi Odubade giving them the lead before Daniel Preston equalised with a header from a free-kick.
But Preston scored an own goal with six minutes remaining as Gateshead climbed to sixth place in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
However, Darlington continue to struggle - they lie 14th - after the Quakers lost 3-1 in Essex against Braintree.
Soderberg started his sixth game for the Quakers and, under the gaze of Academy Goalkeeping Coach Chris Terpcou who made the long journey south, had a solid first half.
But he was beaten on the stroke of half-time by David Stevens before the hosts scored two quickfire goals at the start of the second half, rendering Graeme Lee's reply a mere consolation.
Braintree had seven shots on target and eight off as they outplayed dismal Darlo.
Carlisle and Tavernier also had a day to forget as they lost 4-0 to top-of-the-table Charlton at The Valley in League One.
The Newcastle full-back played the full game in his 14th appearance for the Cumbrians this term.
Photograph by Les Hodge