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Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham

Substitute Tom Pope helped Port Vale come from behind to seal three points at home to Gillingham.

Danny Kedwell had put the visitors in front early on after he nodded in Amine Linganzi's left-wing delivery.

Port Vale equalised after the break when Carl Dickinson flicked on Chris Lines' corner for Chris Robertson to easily bury a close-range header.

Pope then headed onto Dickinson's right-hand cross to snatch the winner for Vale midway into the second half.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham interim manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"First half, excellent, I was really pleased, we could have scored more than one goal.

Peter Taylor

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Post match: Gills interim boss Taylor

"The massive negative was the start of the second half where we conceded two poor goals.

"I thought the way we finished the game we deserved to get a goal.

"As much as I'm disappointed, there were some good performances today, and unfortunately we haven't got anything."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 5Dickinson
  • 18Lines
  • 4Robertson
  • 6Chilvers
  • 8Dodds
  • 21Griffith
  • 39HugillSubstituted forPopeat 45'minutes
  • 19Williamson
  • 7Loft

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 11Pope
  • 12Johnson
  • 24Duffy
  • 26Birchall
  • 29Hughes

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3J Martin
  • 19Hollands
  • 26Barrett
  • 6Legge
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 4LinganziSubstituted forDackat 82'minutes
  • 11Weston
  • 9KedwellSubstituted forGermanat 69'minutes
  • 18LeeSubstituted forMcDonaldat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Gregory
  • 15Dack
  • 16German
  • 21Howard
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,690

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.

Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Chris Neal (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Pope.

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Antonio German (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt blocked. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Antonio German (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Amine Linganzi.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Charlie Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Antonio German replaces Danny Kedwell.

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Carl Dickinson.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1411212235
2Wolves1310211732
3Peterborough1410221532
4Preston14752726
5Brentford14734224
6Bradford146441022
7Walsall14644322
8Swindon14626620
9Port Vale14626020
10Rotherham14554-120
11MK Dons14545319
12Crawley13544-119
13Coventry14833917
14Colchester14374-516
15Carlisle13436-1115
16Oldham13427-314
17Stevenage14428-614
18Shrewsbury14275-313
19Gillingham14338-712
20Sheff Utd14338-812
21Tranmere14338-1412
22Crewe14338-1912
23Bristol City13166-69
24Notts County132110-107
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