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Coventry City 1-1 Gillingham

Tom Eaves' stoppage-time penalty rescued Gillingham a point as they salvaged a draw at Coventry.

The Gills looked to be slipping into the relegation places when Bright Enobakhare put Coventry ahead after 68 minutes, but Eaves' spot-kick ensured the visitors returned to Kent with a valuable point.

Steve Lovell's side squandered a great opportunity after 27 minutes when Josh Rees found Eaves free at the back post.

The striker's header was excellently saved by Lee Burge and Elliot List was unable to convert the rebound.

Enobakhare gave the hosts the lead when he broke from his own half and surged towards the Gillingham penalty area before playing in Amadou Bakayoko. His effort was saved but Enobakhare rifled in the loose ball.

Bakayoko missed a glorious opportunity to wrap up the points for Coventry in the 84th minute as he fired wide when through on goal.

Coventry paid for their profligacy when Burge brought down Brandon Hanlan in the box and Eaves made no mistake from 12 yards as he comfortably dispatched his penalty.

The Sky Blues, playing in front of a season's best crowd of 26,741, swelled by a reduced-price ticket promotion, now stand nine points shy of a League One play-off place.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1BurgeBooked at 89mins
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 41McCallum
  • 23Thomas
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forBaylissat 67'minutes
  • 8MeylerSubstituted forBakayokoat 60'minutes
  • 26Shipley
  • 24EnobakhareSubstituted forWakefieldat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 10Chaplin
  • 20Bayliss
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 34OgilvieSubstituted forKingat 88'minutes
  • 24Rees
  • 10Burke
  • 33ByrneBooked at 57mins
  • 15ListSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 71'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 14Campbell
  • 17Da Silva Lopes
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21King
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
26,741

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Gillingham 1.

Hand ball by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Gillingham 1. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lee Burge (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Booking

Lee Burge (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Lee Burge (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Gillingham. Brandon Hanlan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Billy King replaces Connor Ogilvie.

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Graham Burke (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham).

Lee Burge (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Delay in match Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Elliott List.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Gillingham 0. Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Bayliss replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Josh Rees (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton31198461273465
2Barnsley30178553262759
3Portsmouth30177650311958
4Sunderland281511249262356
5Charlton31166947321554
6Peterborough31131084941849
7Doncaster29138852381447
8Blackpool29111083127443
9Wycombe311110104142-143
10Fleetwood31119114234842
11Coventry31117133237-540
12Southend30122163937238
13Burton30108123939038
14Scunthorpe31107143856-1837
15Accrington2899102736-936
16Plymouth31106153952-1336
17Walsall3098133447-1335
18Rochdale3197153862-2434
19Gillingham3096154049-933
20Bristol Rovers3088142933-432
21Oxford Utd30711123746-932
22Bradford3195173651-1532
23Shrewsbury30710133242-1031
24Wimbledon3065192246-2423
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