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Gillingham0Port Vale2

Gillingham 0-2 Port Vale

Gillingham's play-off hopes were dented as their winless run extended to four games with defeat by Port Vale.

AJ Leitch-Smith opened the scoring, latching onto Ben Purkiss' cross-field pass to lash his 12th goal of the season into the top corner.

Carl Dickinson added a second before Richard Duffy cleared off the line after Vale keeper Jak Alnwick spilled Bradley Dack's shot.

The Gills remain in sixth but are just two points above Barnsley in seventh.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 61'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 5EhmerBooked at 82mins
  • 50OshilajaSubstituted forDickensonat 35'minutes
  • 15MorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 44WrightBooked at 10mins
  • 18CroftsSubstituted forHessenthalerat 60'minutes
  • 23DackBooked at 62mins
  • 17DonnellyBooked at 58mins
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

Port Vale

  • 21AlnwickBooked at 75mins
  • 4Streete
  • 5McGivern
  • 6Duffy
  • 2Purkiss
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 45mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 11FoleySubstituted forBirchallat 73'minutes
  • 3Dickinson
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forMooreat 77'minutes
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forHooperat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 17Brown
  • 18Kelly
  • 19Moore
  • 23Boot
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,887

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Port Vale 2.

Booking

Aaron Morris (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

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

Booking

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by John Egan (Gillingham).

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Byron Moore (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Hand ball by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Byron Moore replaces Louis Dodds.

Hand ball by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Booking

Jak Alnwick (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Sam Foley.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. JJ Hooper replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt blocked. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Remie Streete.

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

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale).

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

Attempt saved. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Ryan Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Andrew Crofts.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan422214672393380
2Burton422381151351677
3Walsall412111960421874
4Bradford422011114839971
5Millwall422091364471769
6Gillingham4219111266481868
7Barnsley422061663511266
8Rochdale421810146253964
9Sheff Utd421711146153862
10Scunthorpe421711145346762
11Port Vale431711155251162
12Coventry4216121461461560
13Southend421611155555059
14Peterborough42176197366757
15Bury421512155163-1257
16Swindon42149195768-1151
17Chesterfield42147215466-1249
18Oldham421018144253-1148
19Fleetwood421114174952-347
20Shrewsbury411211185066-1647
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster421011214460-1641
23Colchester42911225391-3838
24Crewe42612244278-3630
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