Gateshead assistant manager Ian Watson admitted the players were ‘devastated’ after losing in the 95th minute at Hereford on Tuesday night.
Gateshead took the lead just after the hour mark through Josh Kayode’s third of the season, but were pegged back four minutes later by Jordan Nicholson.
Heed hearts were broken deep into injury time when substitute Tommy O’Sullivan converted from close range to steal three points at the death for the Bulls, and send the visitors home empty handed on the long journey back to Tyneside.
Watson touched on the general feeling of devastation in the dressing room after the final whistle, telling gateshead-fc.com: “Everyone is devastated to be honest.
“To lose like that when you were 1-0 up and very late on in the way we did, it’s really disappointing, it’s probably the worst way to lose.
“It’s a sickening feeling but we’ll dust ourselves off and go again. I thought the performance was really good, especially in the first half.
“I thought we dominated the whole game and possibly could have had a few more goals but it didn’t happen and then they’ve went and scored two – but that’s football to be fair.
“It’s just something we have to accept, ultimately if you don’t score then the other team gets a spell and they’ll always have a chance to get a goal against you.”