League One
GillinghamGillingham0Port ValePort Vale2

Gillingham's play-off hopes were dented as their winless run extended to four games with defeat by Port Vale.

AJ Leitch-Smith opened the scoring, latching onto Ben Purkiss' cross-field pass to lash his 12th goal of the season into the top corner.

Carl Dickinson added a second before Richard Duffy cleared off the line after Vale keeper Jak Alnwick spilled Bradley Dack's shot.

The Gills remain in sixth but are just two points above Barnsley in seventh.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 61'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 5EhmerBooked at 82mins
  • 50OshilajaSubstituted forDickensonat 35'minutes
  • 15MorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 44WrightBooked at 10mins
  • 18CroftsSubstituted forHessenthalerat 60'minutes
  • 23DackBooked at 62mins
  • 17DonnellyBooked at 58mins
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

Port Vale

  • 21AlnwickBooked at 75mins
  • 4Streete
  • 5McGivern
  • 6Duffy
  • 2Purkiss
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 45mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 11FoleySubstituted forBirchallat 73'minutes
  • 3Dickinson
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forMooreat 77'minutes
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forHooperat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 17Brown
  • 18Kelly
  • 19Moore
  • 23Boot
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,887

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 0, Port Vale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Port Vale 2.

  3. Booking

    Aaron Morris (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Booking

    Anthony Grant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by John Egan (Gillingham).

  8. Post update

    Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Byron Moore (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Booking

    Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

  14. Post update

    Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Byron Moore replaces Louis Dodds.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

  19. Booking

    Jak Alnwick (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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