League leaders Gillingham failed to maintain their 100% winning record away from home after a 0-0 draw at Oxford.

The Gills started the stronger, and may have broken the deadlock when Deon Burton's early strike shaved the bar.

They could have taken the lead before half-time, but Burton's powerful header was stopped by Ryan Clarke.

Tom Craddock almost made them pay when he went close for the U's late on, but Gills keeper Stuart Nelson did well to ensure his side went home with a point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent:

"It's definitely a point gained. It's another point to what we had this morning.

"They kept going and worked hard. We played some great football in the first half.

"Their goalkeeper was absolutely Gordon Banks, he was awesome. I was clapping him myself, I had to check the team sheet it wasn't Joe Hart.

"It's another point on our total towards Benidorm."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 02 Batt (Boateng - 42' )
  • 06 Wright
  • 23 O'Brien
  • 25 Mullins
  • 07 Chapman
  • 08 Heslop
  • 14 Rigg
  • 18 Forster-Caskey
  • 10 Smalley (Craddock - 46' )
  • 15 Potter (Constable - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Crocombe
  • 17 Capaldi
  • 22 Worley
  • 24 Boateng
  • 20 Leven
  • 09 Constable
  • 29 Craddock

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 02 Fish
  • 03 Martin
  • 06 Flanagan
  • 26 Barrett
  • 28 Wright (Montrose - 55' )
  • 04 Payne
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 24 Weston (Findley - 59' Booked )
  • 09 Kedwell Booked
  • 20 Burton (Frampton - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Forecast
  • 12 Frampton
  • 15 Davies
  • 16 Montrose
  • 18 Dack
  • 10 Strevens
  • 29 Findley
Ref: Williamson
Att: 6,690

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

0 3

Corners

11 6

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

88:27 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Kedwell for unsporting behaviour.

87:14

James Constable is caught offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Jake Wright by Danny Kedwell results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

85:09

Johnny Mullins fouled by Danny Kedwell, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

82:21

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Jake Forster-Caskey.

81:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Heslop, clearance by Danny Kedwell.

81:19 Substitution

Substitution Alfie Potter leaves the field to be replaced by James Constable.

74:12

Jake Forster-Caskey takes a inswinging corner.

73:44

Joe Martin challenges Alfie Potter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Forster-Caskey takes the direct free kick.

72:08 Booking

Booking Robbie Findley goes into the book.

71:50

Robbie Findley challenges Luke O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Wright takes the free kick.

69:47 Substitution

Substitution Deon Burton goes off and Andy Frampton comes on.

68:53

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Heslop, save by Stuart Nelson.

65:49

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey from the right by-line, clearance made by Danny Kedwell.

60:53

Corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey.

59:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jack Payne, Close range header by Chris Whelpdale goes over the crossbar.

58:26 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Findley comes on in place of Myles Weston.

58:05

Jack Payne produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

55:33

Alfie Potter takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey from the right by-line, Lewis Montrose manages to make a clearance.

54:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins by Joe Martin. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

54:17 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Montrose on for David Wright.

52:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston by Sean Rigg. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jack Payne from right wing.

51:19

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jake Forster-Caskey.

50:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Wright by Alfie Potter. Free kick taken by Tom Flanagan.

47:52

Deon Burton takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save. Jack Payne takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

46:31

Shot by Adam Chapman went wide left of the goal.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Deane Smalley leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Craddock.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

43:53

Deon Burton takes a shot. Matt Fish takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke. Brilliant save by Ryan Clarke.

41:42 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Boateng is brought on as a substitute for Damian Batt.

41:02

Myles Weston produces a cross, save made by Ryan Clarke.

39:43

Centre by Sean Rigg, Alfie Potter takes a shot.

37:53

Deon Burton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Chapman. Free kick taken by Jake Wright.

37:27

Foul by Deon Burton on Luke O'Brien, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.

36:49

Shot from just outside the box by Myles Weston misses to the left of the goal.

34:15

Jake Forster-Caskey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

32:46

Inswinging corner taken by Simon Heslop from the left by-line.

32:16

Danny Kedwell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

27:30

David Wright takes a shot.

25:42

Jake Forster-Caskey takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

18:58

Corner taken right-footed by Jack Payne, Adam Barrett takes a shot. Damian Batt gets a block in.

17:54

David Wright fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Flanagan.

16:51

Alfie Potter challenges Joe Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Martin.

15:57

Danny Kedwell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

13:21

Deane Smalley fouled by Tom Flanagan, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Forster-Caskey takes the free kick.

12:55

The ball is crossed by Simon Heslop, clearance made by Tom Flanagan.

8:16

Long range effort from Jake Forster-Caskey misses to the left of the goal.

5:42

Sean Rigg produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

4:21

The offside flag is raised against Jake Forster-Caskey. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

2:27

Myles Weston takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Clarke. Adam Barrett takes a shot from close in that bounces off the post. Corner taken by Jack Payne from the right by-line. Shot by Adam Barrett from a long way out goes over the net.

1:48

Inswinging corner taken by Jack Payne from the right by-line played to the near post.

0:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Payne played to the near post.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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