James Beattie's second-half penalty earned a point for Accrington Stanley against League Two leaders Gillingham.

Myles Weston opened for the Gills when he latched on to a loose ball from Danny Jackman's cross.

The away side were reduced to 10 men when keeper Stuart Nelson brought down Accrington substitute Padraig Amond.

Former England striker Beattie, 34, converted the subsequent spot-kick for his second goal in three games since joining Stanley as player-coach.

The 10 men of Gillingham were relieved to see Romuald Boco's 90th-minute strike come back off a post.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Martin Allen:

"I don't think the opposition had too many shots, even near the end with 10 men we were pushing to get a goal.

"Coming here to get a point in always good, I've come here a few times and been spanked, so it's a good point for us.

"Nearer the end it looked like we were going to score, the one thing I asked for is the players have commitment and face up to the wind and rain. The last two times we've come here we've conceded 11 goals so we've turned that round and that is a measure how far we have come."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 03 Liddle
  • 05 Nsiala
  • 06 Winnard
  • 24 Molyneux (Amond - 69' )
  • 29 Atkinson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 12 Miller
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 21 Beattie
  • 33 Boco

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 02 Murphy
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 15 Dixon
  • 28 Schofield
  • 17 Gray
  • 23 Amond

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson Dismissed
  • 02 Fish Booked
  • 11 Jackman
  • 15 Davies
  • 26 Barrett
  • 30 Vincelot
  • 07 Whelpdale (Allen - 79' )
  • 08 Lee (Forecast - 70' )
  • 16 Montrose
  • 24 Weston
  • 20 Burton (Frampton - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Forecast
  • 05 Essam
  • 12 Frampton
  • 14 Allen
  • 18 Dack
  • 10 Strevens
  • 17 Birchall
Ref: Duncan
Att: 1,624

Match Stats

Shots

11 17

On target

3 8

Corners

2 7

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:38 Booking

Booking Matt Fish booked for time wasting.

90:00 +3:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Beattie. Free kick taken by Matt Fish.

90:00 +2:42

Dean Winnard takes a shot. Save by Tommy Forecast.

90:00 +2:11

Myles Weston takes a shot. Save made by Ian Dunbavin.

90:00 +1:20

Romuald Boco produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

88:15 Substitution

Substitution Andy Frampton on for Deon Burton.

88:15

Michael Liddle sends in a cross, Adam Barrett makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Lindfield. Romuald Boco produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

86:58

Aristote Nsiala concedes a free kick for a foul on Deon Burton. Charlie Allen sends in a cross, Adam Barrett takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

86:27

Luke Joyce takes a shot. Adam Barrett gets a block in. Foul by Aristote Nsiala on Deon Burton, free kick awarded. Danny Jackman restarts play with the free kick.

83:29

A cross is delivered by Craig Lindfield.

82:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deon Burton by Dean Winnard. Charlie Allen restarts play with the free kick, Lewis Montrose takes a shot. Aristote Nsiala gets a block in. Deon Burton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

81:06

Foul by Padraig Amond on Callum Davies, free kick awarded. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

80:46

The ball is crossed by Craig Lindfield, Matt Fish makes a clearance.

79:40

Foul by Padraig Amond on Adam Barrett, free kick awarded. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

78:36 Substitution

Substitution Chris Whelpdale goes off and Charlie Allen comes on.

78:36

The official flags Deon Burton offside. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

76:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson by Deon Burton. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

75:50

The referee blows for offside against Deon Burton. Aristote Nsiala takes the free kick.

74:07

George Miller produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

73:49

The ball is delivered by Romuald Boco, clearance by Danny Jackman.

72:14

Aristote Nsiala concedes a free kick for a foul on Myles Weston. Danny Jackman crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel. Adam Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

71:15 Goal scored

Goal! - James Beattie - Accrington 1 - 1 Gillingham Placed penalty scored by James Beattie. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Gillingham.

69:26 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Forecast joins the action as a substitute, replacing Charlie Lee.

69:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Stuart Nelson is sent off by the referee for professional foul.

68:44

Foul by Stuart Nelson on Padraig Amond, Penalty awarded.

68:03 Substitution

Substitution (Accrington Stanley) makes a substitution, with Padraig Amond coming on for Lee Molyneux.

67:38

Luke Joyce takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

66:25

Matt Fish takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Atkinson. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Whelpdale.

65:15

The ball is swung over by Craig Lindfield.

63:35

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Whelpdale.

63:12

A cross is delivered by Lee Molyneux, save made by Stuart Nelson.

62:25

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Molyneux, clearance made by Romain Vincelot.

61:46

The referee blows for offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.

59:43

Michael Liddle concedes a free kick for a foul on Myles Weston. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

57:26

The ball is crossed by Michael Liddle.

56:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield by Charlie Lee. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

55:46

Chris Whelpdale produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

54:42

Unfair challenge on George Miller by Romain Vincelot results in a free kick. Aristote Nsiala takes the indirect free kick.

53:53

Effort from outside the penalty box by James Beattie goes wide right of the goal.

52:31

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Blocked by Aristote Nsiala. Corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston, clearance made by Aristote Nsiala.

47:43

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

45:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Montrose by James Beattie. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

45:16

Chris Whelpdale produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:23

Foul by Craig Lindfield on Adam Barrett, free kick awarded. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

44:00

The offside flag is raised against Myles Weston. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.

41:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Myles Weston - Accrington 0 - 1 Gillingham Myles Weston fires in a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Gillingham.

39:26

Deon Burton concedes a free kick for a foul on Aristote Nsiala. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

37:59

Chris Whelpdale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aristote Nsiala. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

37:11

The official flags Myles Weston offside. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

36:19

Matt Fish takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

34:02

Effort on goal by Matt Fish from long range goes over the crossbar.

33:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on Deon Burton. Danny Jackman takes the free kick.

31:59

Myles Weston has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

30:05

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Whelpdale, Callum Davies takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

26:11

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Callum Davies gets a block in. Corner taken by Myles Weston from the right by-line.

24:35

The offside flag is raised against Myles Weston. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

23:48

Matt Fish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Dunbavin. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.

23:22

Centre by Craig Lindfield, save by Stuart Nelson.

22:05

Foul by Romain Vincelot on Luke Joyce, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aristote Nsiala.

20:31

Lewis Montrose is adjudged to have handled the ball. Aristote Nsiala restarts play with the free kick.

19:21

Myles Weston takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Dean Winnard.

18:10

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by James Beattie goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Dean Winnard. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

14:35

Lewis Montrose has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

10:53

Effort on goal by Romain Vincelot from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

9:50

Myles Weston crosses the ball.

8:45

Myles Weston takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

8:17

Romuald Boco takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

6:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barrett on Dean Winnard. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

5:40

Deon Burton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

4:37

The ball is delivered by Dean Winnard, Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

1:35

Myles Weston takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save made by Ian Dunbavin.

0:41

Lee Molyneux is ruled offside. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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