Gateshead are on a roll under new manager Gary Mills and they recorded a fourth straight win when they scored four goals against a Nuneaton side moving in the opposite direction.
Former York City boss Mills has instilled organisation and belief into the Heed, who have picked up 18 points from their last 21 and are the form side in the Skrill Premier.
The buoyant Tynesiders scored two goals in five minutes in the first half and then two in two minutes after the break, Louis Moult scoring Nuneaton’s consolation and Adam Bartlett saving a late penalty.
It is a far cry from earlier in the season – though Mills, whose side is just two points from a play-off place, will have to reckon without influential loan signing Jordan Hugill.
The 21-year-old Teessider scored five goals, three of them off the bench, during his one month on loan at Gateshead, but has been recalled by parent club Port Vale. Hugill scored Heed’s second goal at Liberty Way after in-form wide man James Marwood had opened the scoring with his third goal in four games.
Colin Larkin increased the lead from the spot and then young midfield man Rob Ramshaw headed the fourth to make it seven goals from the last two games for the Heed.
A delighted Mills said: “To go away from home and score four goals was a great effort.
“We are creating chances and also defending well with just one goal conceded in four games.
“We dominated the opening 25 minutes, got ourselves two up but then lost John Oster with a calf strain which was disappointing.
“We were excellent and fully deserved the victory. There are goals there for us and we took our chances against Nuneaton.
“Port Vale have taken Hugill back, but hopefully we might get him back at some time as he has done very well for us and is a good player.
“There is a lot of belief in the squad and we are on a great run. We were down in the relegation area a few weeks ago, but we’ve given ourselves a chance and are playing well.”