Gillingham remain five points clear at the top of League Two after earning a draw at promotion hopefuls Exeter City.

The hosts had the best opportunities but 20-goal top scorer Jamie Cureton had an effort blocked by Stuart Nelson and also twice fired over the crossbar.

Matt Oakley missed the target, a Jake Gosling attempt was deflected over and Scot Bennett was denied by Nelson.

Gillingham, now unbeaten in 11 away league matches, could have won it but Danny Kedwell's hooked shot went wide.

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Gillingham manager Martin Allen toldBBC Radio Kent:

"It was a big result. Did we play great individually? Not really.

"Without playing great ourselves, it was a clean sheet, a great point and they're just a little below us in the league, so it was a good night.

"We played some good football. We tried to keep the ball and move it about because they're not an easy team to play against down here."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 08 Oakley (Keohane - 57' )
  • 11 Davies
  • 28 Molesley (O'Flynn - 74' )
  • 32 Gosling
  • 12 Cureton (Bauza - 73' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 02 Tully
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 22 Keohane
  • 23 Dawson
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Bauza

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 02 Fish
  • 03 Martin
  • 05 East (Lee - 46' )
  • 06 Legge
  • 26 Barrett
  • 10 Robinson
  • 18 Dack (Frampton - 60' )
  • 28 Gregory
  • 19 German (Kedwell - 65' )
  • 20 Burton

Substitutes

  • 21 Forecast
  • 12 Frampton
  • 15 Davies
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 08 Lee
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 17 Birchall
Ref: Hill
Att: 3,608

Match Stats

Shots

11 4

On target

3 2

Corners

5 5

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +0:12

Foul by Guillem Bauza on Deon Burton, free kick awarded. Joe Martin takes the direct free kick. Corner taken by Craig Woodman from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Anton Robinson.

89:01

Danny Kedwell challenges Craig Woodman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pat Baldwin takes the free kick.

86:03

Guillem Bauza produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

84:57

Guillem Bauza concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Fish. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

83:42

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Woodman from the right by-line, Andy Frampton makes a clearance.

82:31

Deon Burton fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

81:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Legge on Guillem Bauza. Direct free kick taken by Scot Bennett.

79:04

Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

79:04 Booking

Booking Guillem Bauza receives a caution.

79:01

Guillem Bauza challenges Andy Frampton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anton Robinson, clearance made by Kevin Amankwaah.

76:42

Scot Bennett takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

74:13

Anton Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

72:56 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn is brought on as a substitute for Mark Molesley.

72:56 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton goes off and Guillem Bauza comes on.

69:15

Danny Kedwell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

68:38

Jimmy Keohane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Deon Burton. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

67:07

The official flags Danny Kedwell offside. Artur Krysiak takes the direct free kick.

66:29

Jamie Cureton concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barrett. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

64:48 Substitution

Substitution Antonio German leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Kedwell.

63:15

Scot Bennett challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

59:23 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Dack leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Frampton.

58:58

Mark Molesley produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

54:36 Substitution

Substitution Matt Oakley goes off and Jimmy Keohane comes on.

54:36

Steven Gregory concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Oakley. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.

54:04

The referee blows for offside. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

51:40

Craig Woodman takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Barrett.

47:35

Foul by Anton Robinson on Kevin Amankwaah, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

45:15 Substitution

Substitution Danny East goes off and Charlie Lee comes on.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Cureton. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

44:09

Matt Oakley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

42:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Deon Burton on Danny Coles. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

39:12

Joe Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Amankwaah. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

38:15

Jamie Cureton produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

37:26

Bradley Dack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scot Bennett. Pat Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.

33:15

Shot from just outside the box by Jake Gosling misses to the right of the goal. Corner from the right by-line taken by Matt Oakley, Bradley Dack manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Matt Oakley from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

32:42

Deon Burton takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

26:58

Unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Deon Burton results in a free kick. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

25:31

Shot from a long way out by Mark Molesley goes wide of the left-hand upright.

22:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Antonio German. Danny Coles takes the direct free kick.

20:07

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley from the right by-line.

17:55

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Jamie Cureton goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15:14

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save.

14:24

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Cureton. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

13:22

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Oakley, clearance by Matt Fish.

12:39

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Cureton. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

12:07

Deon Burton concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Coles. Direct free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

11:28

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Woodman misses to the right of the goal.

9:31

The offside flag is raised against Antonio German. Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.

6:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Bradley Dack, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance.

3:14

Craig Woodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Deon Burton. Matt Fish takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Bradley Dack from the left by-line, Kevin Amankwaah makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Bradley Dack, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

1:10

Corner taken right-footed by Bradley Dack from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Leon Legge goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:00

The game begins.

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