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Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham

Colin Daniel
Colin Daniel scored his third goal of the season for Port Vale

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.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 21Veseli
  • 6Duffy
  • 3Dickinson
  • 20Marshall
  • 15O'Connor
  • 17BrownBooked at 62minsSubstituted forLinesat 68'minutes
  • 33N'GuessanSubstituted forCampionat 90'minutes
  • 8Dodds
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDanielat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 22Lloyd
  • 28Campion

Gillingham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Egan
  • 21DoughtySubstituted forPritchardat 86'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 3Martin
  • 23Dack
  • 7Loft
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forHoyteat 14'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 24DickensonSubstituted forKedwellat 78'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 9Kedwell
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Norris
  • 31Hoyte
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,783

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

  3. Goal!

    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.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Achille Campion replaces Dany N'Guessan.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Neal.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Michael Doughty because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Brennan Dickenson.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gavin Hoyte (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Ben Williamson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24146446242248
2Bristol City23146342222048
3Preston23136436211545
4MK Dons22135448222644
5Bradford2310673126536
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Chesterfield238873231132
8Port Vale2495103133-232
9Rochdale2394103931831
10Notts County228772724331
11Peterborough2394103029131
12Fleetwood248792524131
13Walsall247982324-130
14Oldham227962933-430
15Doncaster228682327-430
16Coventry247892631-529
17Barnsley2275103235-326
18Scunthorpe217592836-826
19Leyton Orient2367103234-225
20Gillingham2467112837-925
21Crawley2358102136-1523
22Crewe2365122041-2123
23Colchester2356122740-1321
24Yeovil2355131936-1720
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