League One
GillinghamGillingham1SouthendSouthend United1

Gillingham 1-1 Southend United

Doug Loft
Doug Loft scored his second goal of the season against Southend

Doug Loft's late goal ensured League One leaders Gillingham extended their unbeaten run to seven games as they drew with Southend United.

Steve McLaughlin gave the visitors an early lead, lobbing goalkeeper Stuart Nelson to score.

Bradley Dack had a great chance to equalise, but Luke Prosser's great last-ditch tackle prevented a goal.

But Loft's sliced cross caught Daniel Bentley off his line for a fortunate equaliser for the Kent-based side.

Gills stay top of League One, but their lead has been cut to two points, while Southend moved up to eighth place.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forOsadabeat 82'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 26Lennon
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forLoftat 71'minutes
  • 6HoughtonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 58'minutes
  • 15Morris
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 73mins
  • 23Dack
  • 17Donnelly
  • 24Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 7Loft
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williamson
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadabe

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15BolgerBooked at 86mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 3CokerBooked at 74mins
  • 18LeonardBooked at 68mins
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 22DeeganBooked at 22minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 65'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 17McLaughlinBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWestonat 81'minutes
  • 23Pigott
  • 9MooneySubstituted forReaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 10Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 20Rea
  • 24O'Neill
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
6,981

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away22

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 1, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Southend United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

  5. Post update

    Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 1, Southend United 1. Doug Loft (Gillingham) left footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Brennan Dickenson.

  9. Post update

    Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

  11. Post update

    Emmanuel Osadabe (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

  13. Booking

    Cian Bolger (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Lennon (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

    Will Atkinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

  18. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Glen Rea (Southend United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Emmanuel Osadabe replaces Ryan Jackson.