Gillingham hopes of securing a League Two play-off place were extinguished after drawing at Northampton.

Lewis Wilson opened the scoring for the Cobblers when he smashed in a rebound after Paulo Gazzaniga parried Toni Silva's shot.

Jo Kuffour pounced on Danny Kedwell's cross to make it 1-1 after Neal Kitson failed to clear.

Lewis Montrose dallied on a good effort to put the visitors ahead, while Brett Williams headed over for the Cobblers.

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I thought it was a bit of a burst balloon today. I expected us to do better.

"When we have games like this it highlights that we are not far away but it also highlights what we need to do.

"I want a full pre-season and I want them much, much fitter.

"I want to get a more athletic vibe around the place I want us to be fit and out-run teams and score goals late."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"It wasn't about today, it was about the season. Even at the death a point would have taken it into the last game but Crewe scored late on and that put it to bed.

"We got a goal and I thought we could go on and get the winner but in the end we just missed out.

"We have conceded some sloppy goals, decisions haven't gone for us but as a group we've given silly goals away.

"That's what's cost us, inconsistency."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Northampton Town

  • 13 Kitson
  • 03 Charles
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Carlisle Booked
  • 29 Adams
  • 05 Tozer Booked
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 22 Guttridge Booked
  • 24 Silva
  • 10 Akinfenwa (Langmead - 83' )
  • 23 Lewis Wilson (Williams - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Snedker
  • 06 Webster
  • 28 Langmead
  • 08 Robinson
  • 09 Williams

Gillingham

  • 28 Gazzaniga
  • 03 Frampton
  • 12 Martin Booked
  • 16 Fish
  • 22 Essam
  • 04 C Lee (Weston - 79' )
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 18 Jackman
  • 19 Montrose
  • 09 Kedwell Booked (Oli - 86' )
  • 33 Kuffour (Vine - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 05 King
  • 10 Weston
  • 17 Spiller
  • 11 Oli
  • 23 Vine
Ref: Stroud
Att: 5,832

Match Stats

Shots

16 16

On target

6 7

Corners

2 11

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:15 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:05

The ball is sent over by John Johnson.

90:00 +3:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Guttridge, Header from deep inside the area by Clarke Carlisle goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

90:00 +2:37

John Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Danny Jackman from left wing, Foul by Curtis Weston on Anthony Charles, free kick awarded. Neal Kitson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:39

The offside flag is raised against Brett Williams. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rowan Vine on Ben Tozer. Neal Kitson takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:55

Curtis Weston delivers the ball, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

89:04

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Jackman.

88:33

Dennis Oli takes a shot. Save by Neal Kitson.

87:17

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Chris Whelpdale misses to the right of the goal.

86:45

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman, Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Michael Jacobs makes a clearance.

86:37

A cross is delivered by Danny Jackman, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

85:53 Substitution

Substitution Danny Kedwell goes off and Dennis Oli comes on.

84:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Matt Fish. The ball is delivered by Luke Guttridge, Anthony Charles produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

84:12

Andy Frampton takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Charles.

83:26

Danny Jackman takes the direct free kick.

83:26 Booking

Booking Clarke Carlisle goes into the referee's book.

83:18

Clarke Carlisle challenges Chris Whelpdale unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:09 Substitution

Substitution Kelvin Langmead on for Adebayo Akinfenwa.

81:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Frampton by Luke Guttridge. Strike on goal comes in from Danny Jackman from the free kick.

81:10

Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Kedwell. Matt Fish restarts play with the free kick.

79:42

The official flags Danny Kedwell offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neal Kitson.

78:17 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Lee goes off and Curtis Weston comes on.

77:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Toni Brito Silva by Chris Whelpdale. Centre by Michael Jacobs, Ben Tozer produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

76:52

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Connor Essam makes a clearance.

75:27

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Jacobs.

74:56

Corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, clearance made by John Johnson.

74:27

Luke Guttridge has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73:35

Centre by Charlie Lee.

72:07

Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tozer. Free kick taken by Neal Kitson.

71:12 Substitution

Substitution Rowan Vine joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jo Kuffour.

70:44

Lewis Montrose takes a shot. John Johnson gets a block in.

69:54

Michael Jacobs delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save.

69:54 Booking

Booking Joe Martin shown a yellow card.

69:33

Joe Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Toni Brito Silva.

68:14 Substitution

Substitution Brett Williams joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Wilson.

67:42

Direct free kick taken by Connor Essam.

67:42 Booking

Booking Booking for Ben Tozer for unsporting behaviour.

67:16

Ben Tozer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Fish.

66:30

Unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Matt Fish results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Michael Jacobs, Danny Kedwell manages to make a clearance.

65:51

Shot from 20 yards by Michael Jacobs. Blocked by Lewis Montrose.

65:21

Blair Adams produces a cross, clearance by Connor Essam.

64:39

Danny Jackman delivers the ball, clearance made by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

64:20

Danny Jackman decides to take a short corner.

64:05

Matt Fish sends in a cross, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

63:13

Michael Jacobs crosses the ball, clearance made by Lewis Montrose.

61:35

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Neal Kitson.

60:36

Adebayo Akinfenwa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick.

60:17

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

59:08

Foul by Blair Adams on Danny Kedwell, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Danny Jackman from right wing, Anthony Charles makes a clearance.

57:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Montrose on Michael Jacobs. Michael Jacobs shoots direct from the free kick.

53:03

Assist on the goal came from Danny Kedwell.

53:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Jo Kuffour - Northamp'n 1 - 1 Gillingham Jo Kuffour finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Gillingham.

51:45

The referee blows for offside against Danny Kedwell. Direct free kick taken by Neal Kitson.

51:38

Joe Martin delivers the ball, clearance by Anthony Charles.

49:27

Matt Fish produces a cross, save by Neal Kitson.

49:02

Matt Fish has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

48:41

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.

47:55

Michael Jacobs fouled by Danny Kedwell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

47:07

Michael Jacobs takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Lewis Montrose.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +6:36 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +5:36 Booking

Booking Danny Kedwell is cautioned.

45:00 +5:20 Booking

Booking Luke Guttridge goes into the referee's book.

45:00 +3:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Kedwell by Michael Jacobs. Matt Fish restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:44

Effort from the edge of the area by Lewis Wilson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:00 +2:00

Toni Brito Silva delivers the ball.

45:00 +0:49

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Charlie Lee misses to the left of the target.

45:00 +0:40

A cross is delivered by Matt Fish, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.

45:00 +0:10

Danny Jackman takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Luke Guttridge.

43:52

Centre by Matt Fish, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.

41:14

Handball by Chris Whelpdale. Free kick taken by Neal Kitson.

40:03

Assist on the goal came from Toni Brito Silva.

40:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Wilson - Northamp'n 1 - 0 Gillingham Lewis Wilson finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Gillingham.

39:37

Toni Brito Silva delivers the ball, blocked by Paulo Gazzaniga.

39:07

Chris Whelpdale is adjudged to have handled the ball. Clarke Carlisle takes the free kick.

38:12

Charlie Lee produces a cross, clearance made by Ben Tozer.

37:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Charles on Danny Kedwell. Matt Fish takes the free kick.

36:52

Effort from the edge of the area by Luke Guttridge goes wide of the right-hand post.

35:28

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Andy Frampton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the direct free kick.

34:36

Jo Kuffour fouled by Anthony Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Connor Essam.

34:04

The offside flag is raised against Danny Kedwell. Neal Kitson takes the indirect free kick.

33:09

The ball is sent over by Luke Guttridge.

33:03

The ball is delivered by Toni Brito Silva, Andy Frampton makes a clearance.

32:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge from the right by-line, clearance by Jo Kuffour.

30:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Jackman. Neal Kitson takes the indirect free kick.

29:25

Short corner taken by Danny Jackman.

29:06

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Save by Neal Kitson.

28:38

Luke Guttridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Kedwell. Free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

27:18

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Jackman, Andy Frampton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:49

Toni Brito Silva produces a cross, Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save.

25:18

The ball is crossed by Chris Whelpdale, Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Save by Neal Kitson.

25:03

A cross is delivered by Chris Whelpdale, clearance made by Anthony Charles.

24:17

The ball is crossed by Chris Whelpdale, Danny Jackman produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

23:50

Shot by Lewis Wilson from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

23:23

Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

23:12

Luke Guttridge delivers the ball.

22:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Frampton on Adebayo Akinfenwa. John Johnson takes the direct free kick.

19:56

The ball is delivered by Michael Jacobs, Joe Martin gets a block in.

19:35

Foul by Danny Jackman on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded. Luke Guttridge takes the free kick.

18:10

Unfair challenge on Paulo Gazzaniga by Anthony Charles results in a free kick. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.

16:54

Foul by Joe Martin on Adebayo Akinfenwa, free kick awarded. John Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

16:03

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line played to the near post, Charlie Lee has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

15:54

Charlie Lee crosses the ball, Anthony Charles makes a clearance.

14:51

Matt Fish delivers the ball.

13:55

The ball is swung over by Blair Adams, save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

12:42

Adebayo Akinfenwa is ruled offside. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.

12:10

The ball is delivered by Blair Adams, save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.

11:17

Charlie Lee is adjudged to have handled the ball. Neal Kitson restarts play with the free kick.

3:22

Toni Brito Silva is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

3:05

Blair Adams is adjudged to have handled the ball. Matt Fish takes the free kick.

2:36

Chris Whelpdale has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

2:17

Corner taken by Danny Jackman.

1:36

Unfair challenge on Matt Fish by Lewis Wilson results in a free kick. Matt Fish restarts play with the free kick.

0:53

Chris Whelpdale has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:09

Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Jacobs goes wide left of the target.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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