Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.
Port Vale substitute Colin Daniel hit a 93rd-minute winning goal to condemn managerless Gillingham to defeat.
Daniel blasted a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Stuart Nelson from inside the area to earn the hosts the points.
Port Vale had gone ahead earlier on when Ben Williamson cut inside before finding the near-post bottom corner.
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Cody McDonald capitalised on Richard Duffy's mistake to level for the Gills, led by caretaker boss Andy Hessenthaler but Daniel claimed Vale's late winner.
That lifted Vale to eighth in League One, a point shy of the play-offs, while Gillingham, who sacked Peter Taylor on Wednesday, remain just two points clear of the drop zone.
- 17BrownBooked at 62minsSubstituted forLinesat 68'minutes
- 33N'GuessanSubstituted forCampionat 90'minutes
- 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDanielat 74'minutes
- 21DoughtySubstituted forPritchardat 86'minutes
- 15MorrisSubstituted forHoyteat 14'minutes
- 24DickensonSubstituted forKedwellat 78'minutes
- Fred Graham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.
Goal! Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall.
Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Substitution, Port Vale. Achille Campion replaces Dany N'Guessan.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Legge.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Neal.
Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Michael Doughty because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).
Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Brennan Dickenson.
Attempt saved. Gavin Hoyte (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt saved. Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.
Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Ben Williamson.