Match ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.
Alex Jones' fifth goal of the season helped Port Vale maintain their 100 per cent home record as they came from behind to beat Gillingham at Vale Park.
The Valiants' top scorer secured all three points after Remie Streete hauled his side back into the game following Josh Wright's opener for the visitors.
The Gills midfielder found the net from close range in the 25th minute, tapping in Cody McDonald's shot following a well-worked short corner.
But Streete was quickest to react after keeper Jonathan Bond parried Gezim Shalaj's shot back into the danger area for the defender to thump home the equaliser after 76 minutes.
The winner came just eight minutes later when Jones received the ball on the edge of the Gills penalty area and created space with some neat footwork before firing a low shot past Bond.
Vale were much improved after going a goal down and Streete almost levelled after 58 minutes but his low drive from Paulo Tavares' free-kick 20 yards out cannoned back off the upright.
Reports supplied by Press Association.
- 8TavaresSubstituted forShalajat 63'minutes
- 14ThomasSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
- 13PatersonSubstituted forCiciliaat 74'minutes
- 5EhmerBooked at 75mins
- 6OshilajaBooked at 36minsSubstituted forListat 45'minutes
- 16OsadebeBooked at 22mins
- 23DackSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 79'minutes
- 7WagstaffBooked at 58mins
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.
Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).
Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).
Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Jerome Thomas.
Goal! Port Vale 2, Gillingham 1. Alex Jones (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Grant.
Attempt missed. Gezim Shalaj (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.
Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Gillingham. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Bradley Dack.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Max Ehmer.
Goal! Port Vale 1, Gillingham 1. Remie Streete (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.
Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).