Substitute Tom Pope helped Port Vale come from behind to seal three points at home to Gillingham.

Danny Kedwell had put the visitors in front early on after he nodded in Amine Linganzi's left-wing delivery.

Port Vale equalised after the break when Carl Dickinson flicked on Chris Lines' corner for Chris Robertson to easily bury a close-range header.

Pope then headed onto Dickinson's right-hand cross to snatch the winner for Vale midway into the second half.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham interim manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"First half, excellent, I was really pleased, we could have scored more than one goal.

"The massive negative was the start of the second half where we conceded two poor goals.

"I thought the way we finished the game we deserved to get a goal.

"As much as I'm disappointed, there were some good performances today, and unfortunately we haven't got anything."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 18 Lines
  • 04 Robertson
  • 06 Chilvers
  • 08 Dodds
  • 21 Griffith
  • 39 Hugill (Pope - 45' )
  • 19 Williamson
  • 07 Loft

Substitutes

  • 03 Jones
  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 11 Pope
  • 12 Johnson
  • 24 Duffy
  • 26 Birchall
  • 29 Hughes

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 23 Harriman
  • 03 Martin
  • 19 Hollands
  • 26 Barrett
  • 06 Legge
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 04 Linganzi (Dack - 82' )
  • 11 Weston
  • 09 Kedwell (German - 69' )
  • 18 Lee (McDonald - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 10 McDonald
  • 12 Gregory
  • 15 Dack
  • 16 German
  • 21 Howard
Ref: Darren Bond
Att: 5,690

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

8 2

Corners

6 9

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +2:54

Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:22

Chris Neal (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:22

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

90:00 +1:49

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Pope.

90:00 +1:31

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

90:00 +1:31

Antonio German (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:57

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +0:49

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

87:14

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

86:57

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

86:47

Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:19

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

84:23

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

83:38

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

82:10

Attempt missed. Antonio German (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

81:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Amine Linganzi.

72:19

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.

69:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Charlie Lee.

68:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Antonio German replaces Danny Kedwell.

67:45

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:45

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

65:29

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

65:09

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

64:11

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Legge.

62:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Carl Dickinson.

61:21

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:21

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

60:28

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

59:00

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:54

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

58:05

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:45

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

55:45

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:02

Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

50:18

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Yates.

49:29

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

47:46

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

47:26

Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:26

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

46:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 1, Gillingham 1. Chris Robertson (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Doug Loft.

45:44

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Martin.

45:23

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

45:00

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Gillingham 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Jordan Hugill.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Gillingham 1.

41:16

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

40:30

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

36:54

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

33:09

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

33:09

Danny Hollands (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:38

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

26:47

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

26:47

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:44

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

23:44

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:16

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

22:15

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20:41

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

20:41

Chris Neal (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:52

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:52

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

18:18

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:18

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

17:01

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

17:01

Chris Neal (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:03

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

15:03

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:33

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

12:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 0, Gillingham 1. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Amine Linganzi.

12:05

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

10:37

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

10:01

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:01

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

6:37

Attempt saved. Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:12

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

5:02

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

3:42

Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:42

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

3:11

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

3:11

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:10

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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