Macaulay Langstaff scored a winning goal in stoppage time when Gateshead of the National League North won a home game in the second round of the FA Cup against Charlton Athletic by beating Altrincham.
And in the 21st minute they found themselves behind again when Langstaff shot into the house with a volley after a knockdown from Matty Jacob.
It was no more than Heed deserved after the striker earlier forced Tony Thompson into a great save with a left-footed shot.
A poor equalizer from opponent Jacob Ch -man led to an Altrincham equalization as Josh Hancock coolly converted his fifth goal of the season into an empty goal.
Hancock was injured after the break and Gateshead regained the lead two minutes later when Dan Ward made a touch just outside the box before taking a neat shot in the corner.
It looked like that would be enough for Gateshead – who made it through the third round in 2014-15 – but substitute Dan Mooney scored for National League Alty with a deflected left shot that looked like the tie would go into overtime .
Langstaff remained a threat, however, and after Thompson was fended off twice, he finally found a way past the keeper in the first minute of stoppage time with an iron shot into the upper corner.
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- 8thporterReplaced byWhiteheadat 63 ‘protocol
- fifteenKosyloReplaced byPringleat 78 ‘protocol
- 10HancockReplaced byMooneyat 54 ‘protocol
- 32Walking aid
- 1Ch -man
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Referee: Martin Woods
Number of participants: 1,390
Match ends, Altrincham 2, Gateshead 3.
The second half ends, Altrincham 2, Gateshead 3.
Foul by Toby Mullarkey (Altrincham).
Mike Williamson (Gateshead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Replacement, Gateshead. Robbie Tinkler replaces Macaulay Langstaff.
Handball by Cedwyn Scott (Gateshead).
Target! Altrincham 2, Gateshead 3. Macaulay Langstaff (Gateshead) right footed shot from the center of the box to the top right corner.
Corner, Gateshead. Admitted by Tom Hannigan.
Attempt blocked. Macaulay Langstaff (Gateshead FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Macaulay Langstaff (Gateshead FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the lower left corner.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Dinanga (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Macaulay Langstaff (Gateshead FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Replacement, Gateshead. Jack Hunter replaces Daniel Ward.
Replacement, Gateshead. Luke Williams replaces Adam Campbell.
Foul by Joel Senior (Altrincham).
Cedwyn Scott (Gateshead) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Target! Altrincham 2, Gateshead 2. Dan Mooney (Altrincham) hits with his left foot on the right in the six yard box, down on the right. Supported by Joel Senior.
Substitute, Altrincham. Ben Pringle is replacing Matthew Kosylo.
Marcus Dinanga (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Louis Storey (Gateshead).