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Gillingham 0-0 Accrington Stanley

Gillingham striker Tom Eaves came closest to breaking the deadlock as Steve Lovell's side played out a goalless draw with Accrington at Priestfield.

The Gills' leading scorer hit the woodwork after being played in by Brandon Hanlan after 20 minutes, and also forced Stanley goalkeeper Jonny Maxted into a brilliant save shortly after half-time.

Eaves then came to the hosts' rescue on the hour-mark, clearing Billy Kee's header from Sean McConville's free-kick off the line.

Stanley, who have never won at Gillingham in their history, threatened early on as McConville tested Tomas Holy with a swerving effort that the Czech goalkeeper tipped wide.

McConville also shot straight at Holy after a driving run into the Gillingham box on 52 minutes, while the unmarked Ross Sykes could not head home for the visitors shortly after.

This was only Gillingham's fifth league draw of the season, but they could have claimed all three points, with Elliott List twice forcing Maxted into good saves with cross-turned-shots.

Maxted made sure his side left Kent with a point as he brilliantly tipped Darren Oldaker's 20-yard free-kick onto the crossbar after 67 minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12Fuller
  • 5EhmerBooked at 56mins
  • 6Zakuani
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 24Rees
  • 20Oldaker
  • 33Byrne
  • 15ListSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 88'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 3Garmston
  • 8Parrett
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 19Simpson
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler

Accrington

  • 1Maxted
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 15SykesSubstituted forSmythat 75'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 8Brown
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 16Wood
  • 18Rodgers
  • 30Evtimov
  • 38Smyth
  • 39Armstrong
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,423

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Josh Rees (Gillingham).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Elliott List.

Josh Rees (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Paul Smyth replaces Ross Sykes.

Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

Attempt saved. Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt saved. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Darren Oldaker (Gillingham).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton30188458273162
2Portsmouth29176649301957
3Barnsley29168551262556
4Charlton30166847311654
5Sunderland271411248262253
6Peterborough30131074940949
7Doncaster28137851371446
8Blackpool29111083127443
9Wycombe30119104142-142
10Fleetwood30109114134739
11Coventry30116133136-539
12Southend29122153835338
13Burton29107123939037
14Scunthorpe30107133854-1637
15Accrington2899102736-936
16Walsall2998123345-1235
17Plymouth3096153852-1433
18Gillingham2995153948-932
19Shrewsbury29710123239-731
20Oxford Utd29710123746-931
21Bradford3094173651-1531
22Rochdale3087153661-2531
23Bristol Rovers2978142732-529
24Wimbledon2965182245-2323
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