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Preston North End 2-2 Gillingham

Leon Legge
Leon Legge scored his fourth goal of the season for Gillingham

Gillingham dented Preston North End's League One automatic promotion hopes with a dramatic injury-time equaliser at Deepdale.

Jermaine Beckford gave Preston the lead after linking up with Joe Garner before Callum Robinson doubled the advantage.

Gillingham pulled one back after the break when Jermaine McGlashan slotted the ball home from outside the box.

The visitors struck an unlikely late equaliser when Leon Legge nodded in Josh Pritchard's cross.

The result means that Preston's five-point advantage over third-placed MK Dons was cut to just three points after they won against Fleetwood.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 34Johnstone
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 3LairdSubstituted forHumphreyat 49'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 19WelshBooked at 36mins
  • 24JohnsonSubstituted forKilkennyat 80'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 84mins
  • 10BeckfordSubstituted forWisemanat 59'minutes
  • 27Robinson

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 7Humphrey
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 18Little
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King

Gillingham

  • 12Morris
  • 4Egan
  • 5EhmerBooked at 84mins
  • 6Legge
  • 21BellSubstituted forDickensonat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11McGlashan
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forPritchardat 90'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 7Loft
  • 9Marquis
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forNorrisat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 16Muldoon
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
  • 31Hoyte
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
9,417

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home24
Away10
Shots on Target
Home12
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 2, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 2, Gillingham 2.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

John Marquis (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 2, Gillingham 2. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Pritchard with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Aaron Morris.

Booking

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

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

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Booking

Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Scott Wiseman (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Daniel Johnson.

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City432711586365092
2Preston422313671363582
3MK Dons422310984404479
4Swindon412371170472376
5Sheff Utd4319111363501368
6Chesterfield4319101467521567
7Rochdale421861869571260
8Fleetwood431611164548-359
9Barnsley431610175659-358
10Peterborough43177194751-458
11Bradford421512155153-257
12Doncaster421512155255-357
13Gillingham431414156063-356
14Oldham431413165364-1155
15Walsall421315144242054
16Coventry431215164656-1051
17Scunthorpe421312175566-1151
18Port Vale43148215060-1050
19Crewe43139213972-3348
20Leyton Orient421211195559-447
21Notts County421114174154-1347
22Crawley431211204773-2647
23Colchester42128225172-2144
24Yeovil43910243368-3537
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