Josh Walker's second-half strike ensured Lincoln City's miserable home form continued as Gateshead clinched a 1-0 win tonight.
Walker struck just 11 minutes after the restart when he rifled in via the post after terrific wing play by former Premier League winger John Oster.
Lincoln tried desperately to engineer a way back into the contest, but their problems in front of goal meant few chances were created.
Defender Luke Foster did see a header cleared off the line in the dying stages as Gary Simpson's side attempted to rescue a point.
But Gateshead held firm to clinch the victory leaving Lincoln without a home win in the league since a 3-0 home success against Hyde in September.