FA Cup - First Round
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Gillingham 2-2 Brackley Town

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Highlights: Gillingham 2-2 Brackley Town

National League North side Brackley held on to secure an FA Cup first round replay with League One club Gillingham.

The non-league side, who knocked the Gills out of the Cup in 2013, took control early on thanks to goals from Alex Gudger and Jimmy Armson.

Frank Nouble pulled a goal back, then fired in his second of the game just before half-time.

Both sides struggled to create chances after half-time as Brackley kept their hopes of a second round place alive.

Gillingham are now without a win in eight games, and face the prospect of an away tie if they are to advance beyond the first round for the first time since 2012.

They were stunned when Gudger headed home an inswinging corner and Armson curled a 25-yard effort in off the crossbar.

Nouble, however, converted Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' square pass to ease any jitters and the pair combined again for his second.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 16Osadebe
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6OshilajaBooked at 84mins
  • 12Konchesky
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 62mins
  • 44Wright
  • 11Knott
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 81'minutes
  • 45NoubleSubstituted forListat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Donnelly
  • 13Hadler
  • 18Pask
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 33Byrne

Brackley Town

  • 1Walker
  • 2MylesBooked at 61mins
  • 5Graham
  • 6Dean
  • 3Gudger
  • 11Walker
  • 8ArmsonBooked at 72mins
  • 4Byrne
  • 7Walker
  • 9NdlovuSubstituted forPittat 90'minutes
  • 10DigginSubstituted forMoyoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Moyo
  • 14Pitt
  • 15Lowe
  • 16Cox
  • 17Farrell
  • 18Rankin
  • 19Noon
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
2,410

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBrackley Town
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Brackley Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Brackley Town 2.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Elliott List.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Elliott List.

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Byrne (Brackley Town).

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

Foul by David Pitt (Brackley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. David Pitt replaces Lee Ndlovu because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David Moyo (Brackley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Graham (Brackley Town).

Attempt saved. Shane Byrne (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Lee Ndlovu (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Shane Byrne (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Lee Ndlovu (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Armson (Brackley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Ndlovu (Brackley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. David Moyo replaces Steve Diggin.

Hand ball by Adam Walker (Brackley Town).

Booking

James Armson (Brackley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Armson (Brackley Town).

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Shane Byrne (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Glenn Walker (Brackley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellis Myles (Brackley Town).

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

Foul by James Armson (Brackley Town).

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

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