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Gillingham 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn were replaced at the top of League One by Wigan after being held to a draw by Gillingham.

Blackburn were first to threaten significantly, with Corry Evans testing Tomas Holy with a low 20-yard drive that the home keeper palmed away.

Gillingham looked most comfortable on the break, with Josh Parker forcing a similar save with a close-range header, but David Raya was equal to the effort.

After the break the Gills gained confidence, particularly through Parker and Conor Wilkinson, but could not test Raya.

Tony Mowbray's visitors made changes but could not unpick the home defence, growing more frustrated as the game wore on.

Charlie Mulgrew forced a pair of smart full-length saves from Holy from free-kicks but those were the only shots on target in the second half.

Parker had the best chance for the hosts - a golden opportunity to seal a win for Steve Lovell's men - but he overran the ball after going clear on goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 19Nugent
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 33Byrne
  • 26Reilly
  • 3Garmston
  • 10WilkinsonSubstituted forListat 80'minutes
  • 14ParkerSubstituted forNashat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 18Stevenson
  • 21List
  • 27Nash
  • 30Hadler
  • 37Nasseri

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 31Bennett
  • 26LenihanBooked at 90mins
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 29Evans
  • 6Smallwood
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forWhittinghamat 56'minutes
  • 23DackSubstituted forPayneat 56'minutes
  • 18Armstrong
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forSamuelat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 17Bell
  • 19Payne
  • 20Antonsson
  • 25Downing
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
6,361

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Liam Nash replaces Josh Parker.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Attempt blocked. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Conor Wilkinson.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Ben Nugent (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Attempt saved. Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jack Payne (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Danny Graham.

Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan40268681275486
2Blackburn412511575363986
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton411711135449562
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Fleetwood42159185660-454
12Blackpool421314155452253
13Southend411411164960-1153
14Bradford39165184961-1253
15Gillingham411215144347-451
16Doncaster391214134745250
17Oxford Utd411211185562-747
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Wimbledon411210193951-1246
20Oldham391111175266-1444
21Rochdale40915164453-942
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton421010223672-3640
24Bury4179253262-3030
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