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Northampton Town 0-0 Gillingham

Gillingham preserved their League One status on the final day of the season with a goalless draw at Northampton.

Needing to match Port Vale's result at Fleetwood to assure survival, Gillingham started brightly and Josh Parker fired over, while the Cobblers went close when Brendan Moloney's shot was deflected wide.

Gillingham then wasted a glorious chance to settle the nerves in the ninth minute when David Buchanan impeded Cody McDonald in the box, but David Cornell saved Josh Wright's ensuing spot-kick.

Cornell also turned Jake Hessenthaler's low drive around the opposite upright before comfortably dealing with Lee Martin's curling effort.

The Cobblers offered little in attack until the closing stages of the first half. Shaun McWilliams saw his fierce drive deflected over, while Marc Richards somehow managed to guide his far post header wide and Zander Diamond headed over from a corner.

Gillingham upped the tempo after the restart and Cornell denied Ryan Jackson, Parker's shot was deflected wide and Mark Byrne was just off target.

However, Gillingham's initial threat petered out and they were left relying on Port Vale not getting the result they needed, before it was confirmed the Valiants had also only managed a draw.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 26Cornell
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 75mins
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 8BoatengSubstituted forAndersonat 65'minutes
  • 17McWilliams
  • 31TaylorBooked at 42mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 10Revell
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 7Anderson
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Phillips
  • 23Iaciofano
  • 28McDonald

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 31Rehman
  • 2Jackson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 33Byrne
  • 14L Martin
  • 44Wright
  • 10McDonald
  • 19Parker

Substitutes

  • 7Wagstaff
  • 16Osadebe
  • 17Quigley
  • 21List
  • 29Muldoon
  • 30Holy
  • 34Cornick
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
7,034

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Gillingham 0.

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Booking

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Keshi Anderson replaces Hiram Boateng.

Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Hiram Boateng.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

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

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Zesh Rehman (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town).

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Revell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Northampton Town 0, Gillingham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Gillingham 0.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton4625111068363286
3Scunthorpe4624101280542682
4Fleetwood4623131064432182
5Bradford462019762431979
6Millwall462013136657973
7Southend4620121470531772
8Oxford Utd462091765521369
9Rochdale461912157162969
10Bristol Rovers461812166870-266
11Peterborough461711186262062
12MK Dons461613176058261
13Charlton461418146053760
14Walsall461416165158-758
15Wimbledon461318155255-357
16Northampton461411216073-1353
17Oldham461217173144-1353
18Shrewsbury461312214663-1751
19Bury461311226173-1250
20Gillingham461214205979-2050
21Port Vale461213214570-2549
22Swindon461111244466-2244
23Coventry46912253768-3139
24Chesterfield46910274378-3537
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