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Gillingham 0-0 Coventry City

Mid-table Coventry City earned a point from a drab match as Gillingham missed the chance to go third in League One.

The Sky Blues had the better of a tight contest and came closest to finding a winner when a 25-yard strike by Jacob Murphy hit the post after the break.

Gillingham had started brightly with Dominic Samuel wasting a good opening when he slipped at the vital moment.

Gael Bigirimana also went close with a curling shot for City, who dropped to 11th, nine points off the play-offs.

The Gills are now 10 points off top spot following Wigan's win over Shrewsbury, but they have a game in hand on the Latics and second-placed Burton.

Covnetry City boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I think late on we should have won that. It was alright, although for most of it was a pretty poor football match.

"We had a gameplan and it nearly paid off. We nearly came away with a 1-0 victory but it wasn't to be."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forGarmstonat 71'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6El-Abd
  • 50Oshilaja
  • 44Wright
  • 19Norris
  • 18Crofts
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
  • 14SamuelSubstituted forDonnellyat 13'minutes
  • 24Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 4Egan
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williams
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Morris
  • 17Donnelly

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Martin
  • 15Stephens
  • 17Phillips
  • 19BigirimanaBooked at 90mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 45JonesSubstituted forArmstrongat 61'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 25Murphy
  • 20Tudgay

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 9Armstrong
  • 12Lorentzson
  • 14Cole
  • 32Fortuné
  • 42Hunt
  • 43Addai
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,200

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Coventry City 0.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Stuart Nelson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Williams (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Dangerous play by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Gillingham).

Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Ryan Jackson.

Attempt missed. Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Armstrong replaces Jodi Jones.

Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Andrew Crofts (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Gillingham).

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Coventry City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. George Williams replaces Aaron Morris.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Coventry City 0.

Attempt missed. Aaron Morris (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Hand ball by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan402114570363477
2Burton402371051341776
3Walsall381911857401768
4Gillingham3919101065442167
5Bradford401910114638867
6Millwall401991260441666
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Sheff Utd401610145853558
9Rochdale401610145752558
10Southend401610145352158
11Coventry4015121359441557
12Scunthorpe401511144944556
13Port Vale411511154751-456
14Peterborough39166176861754
15Swindon39149165764-751
16Bury401312154963-1451
17Chesterfield40137205262-1046
18Shrewsbury391210174862-1446
19Blackpool41129203950-1145
20Fleetwood391012174449-542
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster40911204158-1738
23Colchester40811215187-3635
24Crewe40612224072-3230
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