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Gillingham 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Striker John Marquis scored his seventh goal in 10 games to earn Gillingham a well-earned point at home to Doncaster Rovers.

Substitute Harry Forrester put the visitors ahead, soon after coming on, with a wind-assisted shot.

Marquis put Gillingham level just before the break after he latched on to Doug Loft's free-kick to nod home.

Forrester came close to notching a winner in the second half but his half-volley was saved by Stuart Nelson.

Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Kent:

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Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh on draw with Doncaster

"Both teams were trying to play football, but as you can see when people were trying to pass it or run with it, it became a very difficult pitch to play on.

"It hurt last week to lose the game, but today more grit and determination to make sure that didn't happen again to us.

"I think the weather played it's part there, it caught Nelson out slightly - wind assisted, it picked up pace and flew into the back of the net"

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3MartinBooked at 66mins
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forMorrisat 25'minutes
  • 7Loft
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23DackSubstituted forMcGlashanat 83'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forNorrisat 74'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 15Morris
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 8RazakSubstituted forBennettat 58'minutes
  • 4Furman
  • 19Wellens
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forForresterat 34'minutes
  • 11Main
  • 14TysonSubstituted forRobinsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Ikpeazu
  • 23Bennett
  • 29Middleton
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
5,909

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

Luke Norris (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Bradley Dack.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dean Furman.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Martin (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Abdul Razak.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Abdul Razak (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdul Razak (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Attempt missed. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Gillingham) header from the left side of the box is too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City35237567323576
2Preston34199655302566
3Swindon35197962382464
4MK Dons35188968373162
5Sheff Utd34158114841753
6Doncaster351311114443150
7Barnsley35155154748-150
8Peterborough35155154344-150
9Chesterfield34139124945448
10Bradford33139114238448
11Port Vale35146154548-348
12Fleetwood35139133639-348
13Rochdale331451458441447
14Gillingham351210135051-146
15Oldham341210124350-746
16Walsall351111133439-544
17Scunthorpe34119144652-642
18Crewe35126173459-2542
19Notts County34118153443-941
20Coventry34812143648-1236
21Leyton Orient3498174452-835
22Colchester3597194058-1834
23Crawley35810173660-2434
24Yeovil3589182850-2233
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