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Gillingham 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Rodman's first goal for Shrewsbury rescued a vital point for Paul Hurst's side, who moved up to 19th in League One courtesy of a draw at Gillingham.

The hosts controlled the game in the first half, with Cody McDonald and Josh Wright both going close.

And they eventually opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time when Stuart Nelson's clearance found its way to Deji Oshilaja, who won the aerial battle with Aristote Nsiala and calmly guided a left-footed shot beyond Jayson Leutwiler.

After the break, the Shrews showed some signs of life when Tyler Roberts' low cross was met by Rodman, who somehow hit the post from just six yards out.

However, Rodman put his miss behind him swiftly. An awkward ball fell to Roberts whose effort was saved, but Rodman headed the rebound into the empty net just after the hour mark.

Both sides missed glorious chances to snatch all three points, Gills captain Max Ehmer striking the post from eight yards out, before Shrews substitute Louis Dodds blazed a loose ball over four minutes from time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12Konchesky
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 44Wright
  • 21ListSubstituted forGarmstonat 72'minutes
  • 23DackSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 90'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 9Donnelly
  • 11Knott
  • 16Osadebe
  • 30Holy
  • 33Byrne
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Sadler
  • 12BrownBooked at 14mins
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 67mins
  • 18Deegan
  • 8OgogoSubstituted forMorrisat 87'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forHumphrysat 71'minutes
  • 27RobertsSubstituted forDoddsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McGivern
  • 9Humphrys
  • 10Dodds
  • 15Smith
  • 16Morris
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,316

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt saved. Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Cody McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bryn Morris replaces Abu Ogogo.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Tyler Roberts.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) hits the left post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Gillingham).

Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Elliott List.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stephen Humphrys replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

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3Bolton27155736211550
4Fleetwood29148743301350
5Bradford291213436241249
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend28111074035543
8Bristol Rovers29126114850-242
9Peterborough2811894037341
10Millwall2711794240240
11Charlton2791263527839
12Walsall2891183638-238
13Wimbledon2791083833537
14Oxford Utd27107103430437
15MK Dons2797113837134
16Northampton2996144248-633
17Gillingham2888123544-932
18Port Vale2788113142-1132
19Shrewsbury2978142841-1329
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Bury2976164658-1227
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham28510131630-1425
24Coventry2849152342-1921
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