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Gillingham 2-2 Peterborough United

Britt Assombalonga scored in the seventh minute of added time to earn Peterborough a point at Gillingham.

Assombalonga had earlier given his side the lead, tapping in after home goalkeeper Stuart Nelson parried John Bostwick's low drive.

Joe Martin equalised with a curling free-kick from 20 yards, before Cody McDonald headed in Myles Weston's cross to give the Gills the advantage.

But Assombalonga sent in a clever backheel at the death to level it.

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Post match: Gillingham manager Peter Taylor

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"I think Peterborough showed what a good football team they are but we kept hanging in there.

"The effort was outstanding so I'm very pleased.

"I wasn't too unhappy with our first half performance either, I was pleased with the younger players too.

"The equalising goal hurts, but Stuart Nelson pulled off a couple of good saves as well.

"Although we're disappointed it was late, when you play against a team of this quality you're going to be tested."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3Martin
  • 31HessenthalerSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 6LeggeBooked at 57mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 15Dack
  • 19HollandsSubstituted forGregoryat 42'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 9Kedwell
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forWestonat 42'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 11Weston
  • 12Gregory
  • 16German
  • 21Howard
  • 28Daniels

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 11McCann
  • 4Brisley
  • 6Bostwick
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forBarnettat 86'minutes
  • 10Tomlin
  • 36JeffersSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 65'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 17NewellSubstituted forEphraimat 77'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 22Ephraim
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
6,949

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 2. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United).

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Steven Gregory.

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Davies (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Hogan Ephraim replaces Joe Newell.

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Callum Davies replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Myles Weston.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Newell.

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Shaun Jeffers.

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

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