Bristol City's search for their first League One win of season continues as Marvin Elliott's header was only enough to earn a draw at Gillingham.

Adebayo Akinfenwa put the Gills ahead with a glancing header from a long Charlie Lee throw-in after Sam Baldock threatened for the visitors.

Scott Wagstaff found Elliott for the equaliser with a cross from the left.

Substitute Nicky Shorey went close as Sam Baldock had a later free-kick saved by Gills goalkeeper Stuart Nelson.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent:

"We were outstanding first half, but had a tricky five minutes before half-time.

"Bristol City came back second half, but we defended as a team. We've conceded late goals so it was important we kept our discipline and got a good point.

"It's another point on our board. We've played some big clubs. The players are improving, but I'm delighted with the players."

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Bristol:

"Things aren't always going to go your way.

"We kept the team more or less the same from Tuesday, and they worked extremely hard. We can give reasons but they are not excuses.

"When you're in games like that you have to make sure you are hard to beat and don't get frustrated with things, which is easy for some players and difficult for others.

"We knew they would attack every chance they had. We were not tight enough and they got a goal."

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Gillingham 1-1 Bristol City FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Akinfenwa 22
  • Elliott 45+1

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 03 Martin
  • 06 Legge
  • 23 Harriman
  • 26 Barrett
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 11 Weston (Hollands 52)
  • 12 Gregory
  • 18 Lee (Allen 79)
  • 08 Akinfenwa (McDonald 52)
  • 09 Kedwell

Substitutes

  • 21 Howard,
  • 05 Davies,
  • 14 Allen,
  • 15 Dack,
  • 19 Hollands,
  • 10 McDonald,
  • 16 German

Bristol City

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Moloney
  • 03 Williams
  • 05 Flint
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 14 Reid (Shorey 60)
  • 21 Pack
  • 25 Elliott
  • 09 Baldock
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 13 Parish,
  • 04 Fontaine,
  • 20 Wilson,
  • 22 Shorey,
  • 16 Wynter,
  • 27 Burns,
  • 23 Harewood
Ref: RussellAtt: 5,616
GILLINGHAM
BRISTOL CITY

Possession

  • Gillingham 40%
  • Bristol City 60%

Attempts on target

  • Gillingham 3
  • Bristol City 7

Attempts off target

  • Gillingham 12
  • Bristol City 13

Corners

  • Gillingham 4
  • Bristol City 9

Fouls

  • Gillingham 12
  • Bristol City 6
  • Final Result
  • Correction - 90:00+9:00 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+8:59 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aden Flint on Steven Gregory.
  • 90:00+2:15 Nicky Shorey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:02 Foul by Charlie Allen on Greg Cunningham, free kick awarded.
  • 90:00+1:30 Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
  • 90:00+1:09 Danny Kedwell is ruled offside.
  • 90:00+0:27 Steven Gregory takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:16 Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands.
  • 89:18 Shot by Cody McDonald.
  • 88:22 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot.
  • 87:43 Aden Flint restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:38 The referee blows for offside.
  • 86:17 Corner taken by Nicky Shorey.
  • 85:57 Sam Baldock produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 85:19 Adam Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Shorey.
  • 83:55 Sam Baldock takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 82:22 Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:15 Cody McDonald is ruled offside.
  • 80:39 The ball is delivered by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 80:10 Steven Gregory makes a clearance.
  • 80:03 Corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line.
  • 78:13 Substitution Charlie Allen on for Charlie Lee.
  • 77:50 Header at goal by Marvin Elliott goes over the frame of the goal.
  • 77:44 Corner taken by Nicky Shorey.
  • 74:31 Danny Hollands takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 73:54 Free kick crossed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 73:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barrett on Scott Wagstaff.
  • 71:34 Scott Wagstaff has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
  • 69:59 Header at goal by Adam Barrett. Frank Fielding catches the ball.
  • 69:48 Chris Whelpdale crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 69:38 Marvin Elliott challenges Joe Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 68:42 Clearance made by Danny Kedwell.
  • 68:29 Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Shorey.
  • 67:20 Header at goal by Aden Flint goes over the frame of the goal.
  • 67:13 Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Shorey.
  • 66:48 Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line.
  • 66:25 Sam Baldock takes a shot. Parried by Stuart Nelson back into danger.
  • 66:03 Free kick taken by Derrick Williams.
  • 65:59 Cody McDonald is ruled offside.
  • 64:21 Charlie Lee takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 63:18 Nicky Shorey takes a shot and goes over the bar.
  • 61:58 Cody McDonald takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a block.
  • 61:19 Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:57 Danny Kedwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham.
  • 60:24 Strike comes in from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the free kick which clears the crossbar.
  • 59:57 Substitution Nicky Shorey replaces Bobby Reid.
  • 59:29 Michael Harriman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Reid.
  • 59:15 Adam Barrett makes a clearance.
  • 59:04 Shot by Sam Baldock.
  • 58:01 Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
  • 57:48 The referee blows for offside against Chris Whelpdale.
  • 55:22 Shot by Cody McDonald went wide of the right-hand post.
  • 54:39 Header by Danny Kedwell goes to the left of the goal.
  • 54:01 Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Whelpdale.
  • 52:52 Header at goal by Leon Legge misses to the right.
  • 52:43 Corner taken by Chris Whelpdale from the right by-line.
  • 51:39 Substitution Danny Hollands replaces Myles Weston.
  • 51:29 Substitution Adebayo Akinfenwa goes off and Cody McDonald comes on.
  • 50:47 Shot by Marlon Pack went wide left of the target.
  • 49:21 Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line.
  • 48:58 Bobby Reid takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 48:04 Header by Aden Flint goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 47:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Bobby Reid.
  • 47:32 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Stuart Nelson parries the ball but the danger is not over.
  • 47:23 Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham by Adebayo Akinfenwa.
  • 46:31 Danny Kedwell makes a clearance.
  • 46:23 Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:17 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:47 Scott Wagstaff provided the assist for the goal.
  • 45:00+0:47 Assist on the goal came from Scott Wagstaff.
  • 45:00+0:47 GOAL - Marvin ElliottGillingham 1 - 1 Bristol City Marvin Elliott scores a headed goal. Gillingham 1-1 Bristol City.
  • 44:51 Aden Flint takes the free kick.
  • 44:43 Steven Gregory challenges Marvin Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 43:17 Shot by Myles Weston went wide left of the goal.
  • 42:42 Shot by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 41:07 Marlon Pack takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 40:47 Marlon Pack takes a shot. Stuart Nelson safely holds on.
  • 40:26 Clearance by Adam Barrett.
  • 40:08 Greg Cunningham takes a shot. Stuart Nelson parries the ball but the danger is not over.
  • 38:24 Header by Danny Kedwell misses right.
  • 38:12 The ball is crossed by Joe Martin.
  • 37:50 Myles Weston has an effort at goal.
  • 37:20 Free kick taken by Steven Gregory.
  • 37:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Charlie Lee.
  • 36:35 Adam Barrett makes a clearance.
  • 36:30 Brendan Moloney produces a cross.
  • 34:23 Aden Flint takes the free kick.
  • 34:06 Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack.
  • 32:32 Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
  • 32:03 Bobby Reid is ruled offside.
  • 31:37 Free kick taken by Aden Flint.
  • 31:30 Myles Weston challenges Brendan Moloney unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 23:04 The ball is crossed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 22:23 Clearance by Adam Barrett.
  • 22:17 The ball is sent over by Greg Cunningham.
  • Correction - 21:07 Charlie Lee provided the assist for the goal.
  • Correction - 21:07 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaGillingham 1 - 0 Bristol City Adebayo Akinfenwa scores. Gillingham 1-0 Bristol City.
  • 21:07 The assist for the goal came from Charlie Lee.
  • 21:07 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaGillingham 1 - 0 Bristol City Adebayo Akinfenwa scores a headed goal. Gillingham 1-0 Bristol City.
  • 20:00 Sam Baldock has an effort direct from the free kick that misses left.
  • 19:38 Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marlon Pack.
  • 19:21 Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
  • 18:57 The official flags Danny Kedwell offside.
  • 18:37 Charlie Lee takes a shot.
  • 17:45 Steven Gregory restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:27 Unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick.
  • 15:23 Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Martin on Scott Wagstaff.
  • 14:59 Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:51 Scott Wagstaff is penalised for a handball.
  • 14:21 Centre by Myles Weston.
  • 14:09 Steven Gregory restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:53 Bobby Reid challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 12:52 Derrick Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:39 Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick.
  • 11:29 Corner taken by Chris Whelpdale.
  • 4:14 Charlie Lee takes a shot.
  • 1:12 Clearance made by Derrick Williams.
  • 1:07 Corner from the right by-line taken by Myles Weston.
  • 0:27 Charlie Lee takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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