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Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham

Colin Daniel
Colin Daniel scored his third goal of the season for Port Vale

Port Vale substitute Colin Daniel hit a 93rd-minute winning goal to condemn managerless Gillingham to defeat.

Daniel blasted a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Stuart Nelson from inside the area to earn the hosts the points.

Port Vale had gone ahead earlier on when Ben Williamson cut inside before finding the near-post bottom corner.

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Cody McDonald capitalised on Richard Duffy's mistake to level for the Gills, led by caretaker boss Andy Hessenthaler but Daniel claimed Vale's late winner.

That lifted Vale to eighth in League One, a point shy of the play-offs, while Gillingham, who sacked Peter Taylor on Wednesday, remain just two points clear of the drop zone.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 21Veseli
  • 6Duffy
  • 3Dickinson
  • 20Marshall
  • 15O'Connor
  • 17BrownBooked at 62minsSubstituted forLinesat 68'minutes
  • 33N'GuessanSubstituted forCampionat 90'minutes
  • 8Dodds
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDanielat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 22Lloyd
  • 28Campion

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Egan
  • 21DoughtySubstituted forPritchardat 86'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 3Martin
  • 23Dack
  • 7Loft
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forHoyteat 14'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 24DickensonSubstituted forKedwellat 78'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 9Kedwell
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Norris
  • 31Hoyte
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,783

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Achille Campion replaces Dany N'Guessan.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Michael Doughty because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Attempt saved. Gavin Hoyte (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Lines replaces Michael Brown.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Attempt blocked. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Booking

Michael Brown (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Michael Doughty (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Doug Loft.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by John Egan.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Neal.

goal

As It Stood

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3Preston23136436211545
4MK Dons22135448222644
5Bradford2310673126536
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Chesterfield238873231132
8Port Vale2495103133-232
9Rochdale2394103931831
10Notts County228772724331
11Peterborough2394103029131
12Fleetwood248792524131
13Walsall247982324-130
14Oldham227962933-430
15Doncaster228682327-430
16Coventry247892631-529
17Barnsley2275103235-326
18Scunthorpe217592836-826
19Leyton Orient2367103234-225
20Gillingham2467112837-925
21Crawley2358102136-1523
22Crewe2365122041-2123
23Colchester2356122740-1321
24Yeovil2355131936-1720
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