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Gillingham 1-1 Walsall

Franck Moussa's second-half strike earned Walsall a draw at Gillingham, who are now without a win in five games.

Cody McDonald headed the Gills into a half-time lead, but Moussa converted from close range after 59 minutes to leave the home side still awaiting their first clean sheet of the season.

Defender Max Elmer forced a fine double save from Walsall keeper Neil Etheridge in the 18th minute.

Seven minutes later Gillingham went in front when a long pass forward from centre-back Deji Oshilaja found Scott Wagstaff, whose cross to the back post was met by McDonald to plant a header home.

Having offered little threat going forwards, the visitors then grabbed an equaliser against the run of play.

Paul Konchesky was robbed of possession and, after Jonathan Bond had spilt the eye-catching Erhun Oztumer's long-range strike, Moussa scored the simplest of rebounds.

With 10 minutes remaining, Gills went close to a winner when a curling Bradley Dack free-kick from 25 yards brought an acrobatic save from Etheridge who tipped onto the crossbar.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Bond
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6OshilajaBooked at 82mins
  • 12Konchesky
  • 4HerdSubstituted forKnottat 66'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 44WrightBooked at 45mins
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forByrneat 45'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 9Donnelly
  • 11Knott
  • 18Pask
  • 33Byrne
  • 45Nouble
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 5McCarthy
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 80mins
  • 32Toner
  • 3Laird
  • 7Chambers
  • 2Edwards
  • 11Morris
  • 10Oztumer
  • 44MoussaSubstituted forGinnellyat 86'minutes
  • 33Makris

Substitutes

  • 6Dobson
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Osbourne
  • 15Kinsella
  • 16Preston
  • 18Ginnelly
  • 24Roberts
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
5,542

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Walsall 1.

Booking

Billy Knott (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Knott (Gillingham).

Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Ginnelly replaces Franck Moussa.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Booking

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Andreas Makris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

James O'Connor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by James O'Connor (Walsall).

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

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Franck Moussa (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Billy Knott replaces Chris Herd.

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Scott Laird (Walsall) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Walsall 1. Franck Moussa (Walsall) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andreas Makris (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Herd (Gillingham).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Walsall 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1484229151428
2Bradford14671169725
3Bolton147431510525
4Sheff Utd137332114724
5Rochdale146351816221
6Port Vale146351719-221
7Peterborough145542417720
8Bury146262220220
9Wimbledon145542018220
10Bristol Rovers135532120120
11Fleetwood135441916319
12Northampton144642019118
13Oxford Utd145361516-118
14Walsall134541720-317
15Charlton133731613316
16MK Dons144461920-116
17Swindon144461517-216
18Gillingham144462026-616
19Southend144461424-1016
20Millwall134362125-415
21Oldham14365915-615
22Chesterfield133371618-212
23Coventry132651016-612
24Shrewsbury142481324-1110
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