League One
Gillingham1Southend1

Gillingham 1-1 Southend United

Doug Loft
Doug Loft scored his second goal of the season against Southend

Doug Loft's late goal ensured League One leaders Gillingham extended their unbeaten run to seven games as they drew with Southend United.

Steve McLaughlin gave the visitors an early lead, lobbing goalkeeper Stuart Nelson to score.

Bradley Dack had a great chance to equalise, but Luke Prosser's great last-ditch tackle prevented a goal.

But Loft's sliced cross caught Daniel Bentley off his line for a fortunate equaliser for the Kent-based side.

Gills stay top of League One, but their lead has been cut to two points, while Southend moved up to eighth place.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forOsadabeat 82'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 26Lennon
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forLoftat 71'minutes
  • 6HoughtonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 58'minutes
  • 15Morris
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 73mins
  • 23Dack
  • 17Donnelly
  • 24Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 7Loft
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williamson
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadabe

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15BolgerBooked at 86mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 3CokerBooked at 74mins
  • 18LeonardBooked at 68mins
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 22DeeganBooked at 22minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 65'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 17McLaughlinBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWestonat 81'minutes
  • 23Pigott
  • 9MooneySubstituted forReaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 10Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 20Rea
  • 24O'Neill
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
6,981

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Southend United 1.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Will Atkinson.

Hand ball by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Southend United 1. Doug Loft (Gillingham) left footed shot from long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Brennan Dickenson.

Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Weston (Southend United).

Emmanuel Osadabe (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

Booking

Cian Bolger (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Harry Lennon (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Will Atkinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Glen Rea (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Emmanuel Osadabe replaces Ryan Jackson.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

Foul by Harry Lennon (Gillingham).

Joe Pigott (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Glen Rea replaces David Mooney.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Joe Pigott (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Doug Loft replaces Bradley Garmston.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Cian Bolger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
View full League One table

Top Stories