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Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham

Alex Jones' fifth goal of the season helped Port Vale maintain their 100 per cent home record as they came from behind to beat Gillingham at Vale Park.

The Valiants' top scorer secured all three points after Remie Streete hauled his side back into the game following Josh Wright's opener for the visitors.

The Gills midfielder found the net from close range in the 25th minute, tapping in Cody McDonald's shot following a well-worked short corner.

But Streete was quickest to react after keeper Jonathan Bond parried Gezim Shalaj's shot back into the danger area for the defender to thump home the equaliser after 76 minutes.

The winner came just eight minutes later when Jones received the ball on the edge of the Gills penalty area and created space with some neat footwork before firing a low shot past Bond.

Vale were much improved after going a goal down and Streete almost levelled after 58 minutes but his low drive from Paulo Tavares' free-kick 20 yards out cannoned back off the upright.

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 26Jones
  • 42Grant
  • 8TavaresSubstituted forShalajat 63'minutes
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 13PatersonSubstituted forCiciliaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 9Cicilia
  • 17Brown
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 30Shalaj
  • 46Hart

Gillingham

  • 30Bond
  • 18Pask
  • 5EhmerBooked at 75mins
  • 6OshilajaBooked at 36minsSubstituted forListat 45'minutes
  • 12Konchesky
  • 16OsadebeBooked at 22mins
  • 44Wright
  • 23DackSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 79'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 7WagstaffBooked at 58mins
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11Knott
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,719

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Jerome Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1. Alex Jones (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Grant.

Attempt missed. Gezim Shalaj (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Bradley Dack.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Gillingham 1. Remie Streete (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rigino Cicilia replaces Martin Paterson.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Josh Wright.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

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

Delay in match Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Gezim Shalaj replaces Paulo Tavares.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Remie Streete (Port Vale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Hand ball by Elliott List (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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