The Heed came into their first league game in over three weeks as they welcomed Gloucester City to the International Stadium.
On the 17 minute mark, right-back Alex Nicholson pulled the ball back for Joshua Kayode who managed to find the net from close range.
Nicholson was delighted with his side’s 1-0 victory, telling gateshead-fc.com: “Everyone’s pleased!
“We set out exactly what we wanted to do in the game.
“We know we have the ability to see out the game if it does get scrappy.
“We said before the game to get back off from where we left off and try to get another run of form going.
"We’ve obviously got another break from the league next week but all we are focused on is winning."
The former South Shields and Blyth Spartans man was also ecstatic following his assist in the first half.
“I like to get up the pitch as much as I can, I maybe haven’t done that much recently so it’s nice to get a reward for it."
The 25-year-old now switches his attention to next Saturday’s FA Cup fourth Qualifying Round at home against Colne.
“It’ll be another tough test, with it being a FA Cup game they’ll be looking to get something from it and cause an upset.
“We’ve just got to make sure we’re right mentality going into the game but I’m sure if we put in the performance like we did today we’ll come out victorious."