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GillinghamGillingham2DoncasterDoncaster Rovers2

Gillingham 2-2 Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster's winless run extended to four games despite coming from two goals down to draw at fellow play-off hopefuls Gillingham.

Jordan Graham fired the Gills ahead inside 85 seconds after Rovers goalkeeper Louis Jones parried Kyle Dempsey's shot into the midfielder's path.

The hosts doubled their advantage after just four minutes when Vadaine Oliver spectacularly volleyed home for his eighth goal in seven games from Ryan Jackson's throw.

Rovers captain Tom Anderson pulled his team back in the game when he rose the highest to meet James Coppinger's drilled cross and head past Jack Bonham.

Coppinger completed the visitors' comeback after 23 minutes when he capitalised on poor Gillingham defending to blaze into the bottom corner.

Both sides had potential winners cleared off the line shortly after the hour; first Joe Wright blocked Gills midfielder Alex MacDonald's scuffed shot before Brad Halliday's effort beat Bonham but not the covering Robbie Cundy.

Wright saved Rovers again 11 minutes from time when he threw himself at Dempsey's goal-bound effort after Graham's cross-turned-shot rebounded off the post.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 25Cundy
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 10Graham
  • 8Dempsey
  • 4O'KeefeSubstituted forMcKenzieat 77'minutes
  • 16MacDonaldSubstituted forO'Connorat 77'minutes
  • 15AkindeSubstituted forLeeat 70'minutes
  • 19Oliver

Substitutes

  • 7Willock
  • 11Lee
  • 12Bastien
  • 14McKenzie
  • 17Johnson
  • 21O'Connor
  • 23Woods

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Jones
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 28Horton
  • 14Smith
  • 3James
  • 20SimsSubstituted forLokiloat 68'minutes
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forRichardsat 61'minutes
  • 9OkenabirhieBooked at 74minsSubstituted forGomesat 88'minutes
  • 7Bogle

Substitutes

  • 1Balcombe
  • 6Gomes
  • 8Robertson
  • 10Lokilo
  • 17Richards
  • 24John
  • 27Greaves
Referee:
Will Finnie

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bogle (Doncaster Rovers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matthew Smith.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Robbie Cundy (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Gillingham. Robbie Cundy tries a through ball, but Olly Lee is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Cundy (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver with a headed pass following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Wright.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Robbie McKenzie replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Thomas O'Connor replaces Alexander MacDonald.

  17. Booking

    Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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