CHELMSFORD City’s FA Cup journey ended in the north-east as Gateshead ran out 2-0 winners in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Two quick-fire goals in the first-half put paid to Rod Stringer’s teams hopes against the National League side.

Jordan Burrow came closest to opening the scoring as the match got underway, smashing a strike over the bar from 10 yards.

But there was little in the first 30 minutes, before the hosts took control.

A cross from Wes York found Burrow in the penalty area and his header beat Sam Beasant and nestled in the corner of the net.

Four minutes later it was 2-0. A well-worked free-kick was finished off by Danny Johnson to put the home side in charge.

Chris Dickson missed the Clarets best chance of the first-half, missing the target after being played through.

And Micky Spillane had a better chance after the break, turning only to strike inches wide of the post on the hour.

Half chances followed but it wasn’t to be for Chelmsford who, along with their 123 travelling supporters, made the long journey home empty-handed.