Gillingham 0-0 Rotherham United

Rotherham striker Lewis Grabban had a goal ruled out as Gillingham ended a run of five successive league defeats.

Gillingham had opportunities to score early on with the best falling to Jo Kuffour but he smashed his shot wide when one on one with Rhys Taylor.

Grabban thought he had put the Millers ahead, but the striker was penalised for a handball.

Rotherham's Alex Revell had a great chance, but put his shot went wide as the League Two contest ended goalless.

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Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

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'Big point' pleases Hessenthaler

"I think it's a really big point tonight, reasons being the run we've been on and the pressure we've put on ourselves.

"A draw was a fair result but we created the better chances. They're a difficult side to play against and we defended very well tonight.

"I wouldn't disregard us from the play-offs. People might laugh but we've got 16 games to go and we've got great togetherness."

Rotherham United manager Andy Scott tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Andy Scott disappointed with just a point for Rotherham

"We are very disappointed that we've only got a point because, in the second half, we were the only team that was going to win it. Numerous chances, balls flashing across the box. We just couldn't get the final touch.

"But our play was terrific at times and we passed the ball very well second half. We coped with their formation and they were always going to come out fast at us.

"They had to perform. They've been under a lot of pressure. They've not been getting the results they wanted and we know how hard that and always knew it was going to be a tight one."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (2)

Gillingham

  • 28 Gazzaniga
  • 05 King
  • 18 Jackman
  • 22 Essam
  • 24 Evans
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 08 Payne
  • 10 Weston (O Lee - 72' )
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 33 Kuffour
  • 39 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 26 Hawkes
  • 06 Richards
  • 12 Martin
  • 19 Montrose
  • 37 O Lee

Rotherham

  • 01 Taylor
  • 17 Mullins Booked
  • 24 Raynes
  • 25 Griffiths
  • 04 Harrison
  • 08 Taylor
  • 15 Bradley
  • 26 Wood
  • 09 Revell
  • 10 Harrad (Warne - 57' )
  • 23 Grabban Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 02 Tonge
  • 05 Cresswell
  • 16 Warne
  • 18 Pringle
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 3,248

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

4 3

Corners

10 11

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:13 Full time

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

90:00 +1:55

Simon King challenges Paul Warne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sam Wood from right wing, Chris Whelpdale manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood from the right by-line to the near post.

90:00 +1:04

Danny Jackman takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Shot by Chris Whelpdale. Save by Rhys Taylor.

89:38

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wood from the right by-line played to the near post.

84:29

Danny Kedwell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

82:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Warne. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the free kick.

81:25

Foul by Gavin Tomlin on Mark Bradley, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sam Wood from right wing, Jack Evans makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood from the right by-line, Chris Whelpdale manages to make a clearance.

80:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

79:04

Corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood, Alex Revell challenges Simon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

76:57

Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Danny Jackman takes the direct free kick.

75:57

Sam Wood takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

74:06

Sam Wood challenges Danny Jackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

73:43

The official flags Gavin Tomlin offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

71:59 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Lee comes on in place of Curtis Weston.

70:54

Corner taken by Danny Jackman, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

70:05

Effort on goal by Alex Revell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

68:27

Unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Danny Kedwell results in a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

64:56

Sam Wood takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Johnny Mullins misses to the right of the target.

63:13

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood played to the near post, clearance by Danny Kedwell.

59:54

Sam Wood takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, comfortable save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

58:26

Johnny Mullins fouled by Danny Kedwell, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.

57:43

Foul by Jason Taylor on Gavin Tomlin, free kick awarded. Curtis Weston restarts play with the free kick.

56:38 Substitution

Substitution Paul Warne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shaun Harrad.

55:11

Danny Jackman takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Jason Taylor. Danny Jackman takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Sam Wood.

53:58

Corner taken by Danny Jackman, Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance.

52:27

Foul by Alex Revell on Connor Essam, free kick awarded. Danny Jackman takes the free kick.

49:39

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Danny Harrison.

47:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Grabban on Gavin Tomlin. Free kick crossed by Danny Jackman, Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.

45:29

Danny Kedwell is ruled offside. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:23 Half time

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

45:00 +0:48

Curtis Weston challenges Mark Bradley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bradley.

44:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Michael Raynes. Curtis Weston restarts play with the free kick.

44:03

Johnny Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

43:31

Corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood from the left by-line, clearance made by Chris Whelpdale.

42:25

Sam Wood takes a outswinging corner.

41:43

Corner taken by Sam Wood from the left by-line, clearance made by Danny Kedwell.

38:56

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

38:24

Curtis Weston challenges Danny Harrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

37:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Curtis Weston. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Taylor.

36:19

Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.

36:19 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lewis Grabban a yellow card.

36:09

Lewis Grabban is penalised for a handball.

34:22

Curtis Weston challenges Danny Harrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Shaun Harrad, Johnny Mullins takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

32:44

Free kick crossed right-footed by Curtis Weston from right wing. The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

32:44 Booking

Booking The referee shows Johnny Mullins a yellow card.

32:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Johnny Mullins.

30:24

Jack Evans has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

29:15

Short corner worked by Danny Jackman.

28:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Kedwell by Mark Bradley. Direct free kick taken by Connor Essam.

23:33

Chris Whelpdale concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Griffiths. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

21:45

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, Jason Taylor manages to make a clearance.

19:01

Header from deep inside the area by Chris Whelpdale goes over the bar.

17:52

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save. Curtis Weston produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

13:43

Lewis Grabban has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left. Effort on goal by Jo Kuffour from 18 yards. Save by Rhys Taylor. Corner taken by Danny Jackman, save made by Rhys Taylor.

8:31

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman, Shaun Harrad manages to make a clearance.

7:18

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Wood, Jason Taylor has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Simon King.

6:13

Shaun Harrad takes a shot from 18 yards. Connor Essam gets a block in.

4:18

Jo Kuffour is ruled offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

3:43

Foul by Shaun Harrad on Jack Evans, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jack Evans.

2:56

Simon King takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save. The assistant referee flags for offside against Jo Kuffour. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

2:35

Mark Bradley challenges Danny Kedwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Curtis Weston restarts play with the free kick.

1:27

Shaun Harrad is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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