The FA Cup - First Round
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Gillingham 1-1 Brackley Town

Bradley Dack's volley in the seventh minute of injury time rescued Gillingham and denied Brackley a famous FA Cup first-round scalp.

Conference North Brackley were nearly ahead after four minutes when Steve Diggin hit the crossbar with a volley.

But they took the lead through Joe Martin's 69th-minute own goal.

Town looked to be heading to the second round for the first time in their history but Dack latched onto Adebayo Akinfenwa's header to deny them.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham interim manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was not what we are looking for, we want better than that, but the FA Cup always has shocks.

"We kick-off and Brackley, who did ever so well and deserve credit, had a great move in the first minute and it made our players even more nervous.

"On the plus side we kept going, and that's the most important thing.

"(About the manager's job) I haven't discussed that. We only spoke very quickly about the performance and the goal, that's about it. But I don't want to hear anything about that at the minute."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23HarrimanBooked at 13mins
  • 3Martin
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 66'minutes
  • 26BarrettBooked at 50mins
  • 11WestonSubstituted forDackat 66'minutes
  • 12Gregory
  • 10McDonald
  • 9Kedwell
  • 18LeeBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMousinhoat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 15Dack
  • 16German
  • 20Carter
  • 21Howard
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 32Mousinho

Brackley Town

  • 1Turley
  • 2ReidBooked at 14mins
  • 3McDonaldSubstituted forNisevicat 45'minutes
  • 4Towers
  • 5Sharpe
  • 6Austin
  • 7Sandy
  • 8Solkhon
  • 10DigginSubstituted forJarvisat 89'minutes
  • 9MulliganSubstituted forMillsat 70'minutes
  • 11Walker

Substitutes

  • 12Story
  • 14Nisevic
  • 15Odhiambo
  • 16Mills
  • 17Worby
  • 18Jarvis
  • 19Griffin
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,004

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBrackley Town
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 1, Brackley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Brackley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Billy Turley.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 1, Brackley Town 1. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

  7. Post update

    Eddie Nisevic (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Steve Towers.

  9. Post update

    Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Mills (Brackley Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathaniel Jarvis (Brackley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Brackley Town. Nathaniel Jarvis replaces Steve Diggin because of an injury.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    Izak Reid (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Brett Solkhon (Brackley Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.