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Gillingham 1-1 Port Vale

Debutant Josh Parker snatched a stoppage-time goal to clinch a late point for Gillingham against Port Vale.

Parker stepped off the bench to head home an equaliser after Remi Streete had earlier given the visitors a 49th-minute lead.

A poor first-half saw Vale's JJ Hooper miss when it was easier to score, stabbing an effort wide with Stuart Nelson out of his goal after a contested cross.

Despite the hosts beginning to impose themselves afterwards, they could not seriously trouble goalkeeper Leonardo Fasan, although there was hope for Gills after Ryan Jackson's low drive was deflected wide.

There was only one side seriously in it after the restart. Vale's second-half shape was more rigid, frustrating the tired-looking Gill and a deep corner saw Streete reach the ball first, guiding it into the net.

But Parker found himself unmarked in the box late on and his header rescued a point for Gillingham, who are still without a win in 2017, while their opponents are also still in the same position and one point further back.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 4HerdBooked at 22mins
  • 6OshilajaBooked at 58mins
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 75'minutes
  • 8HessenthalerSubstituted forParkerat 61'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 9DonnellyBooked at 63mins
  • 23Dack
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forMartinat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 14Martin
  • 19Parker
  • 21List
  • 30Holy
  • 33Byrne
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas

Port Vale

  • 38Fasan
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4StreeteBooked at 77mins
  • 24Smith
  • 5KnopsBooked at 64mins
  • 28de Freitas
  • 25Guy
  • 11Foley
  • 12Pugh
  • 26WalkerSubstituted forForresterat 78'minutes
  • 10HooperSubstituted forEaglesat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 13Prohouly
  • 15Forrester
  • 19Tanser
  • 23Boot
  • 44Eagles
  • 46Shodipo
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,942

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Port Vale 1.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Port Vale 1. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony de Freitas.

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Guy (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Eagles replaces JJ Hooper.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Guy (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Callum Guy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anton Forrester replaces Tyler Walker.

Booking

Remie Streete (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Remie Streete (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Chris Herd (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Port Vale).

Chris Herd (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Kjell Knops (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Callum Guy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Parker replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Callum Guy (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Lee Martin replaces Cody McDonald.

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Booking

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Remie Streete (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd31196658342463
2Scunthorpe30177657322558
3Bolton29166741231854
4Fleetwood311410744311352
5Bradford311215439271251
6Millwall3013894540547
7Rochdale29145104136547
8Southend30121084337646
9Peterborough30128104338544
10Bristol Rovers31128114951-244
11Oxford Utd29127103731643
12Walsall31101293943-442
13Charlton2991463729841
14MK Dons30108124039138
15Wimbledon2991193938138
16Northampton31106154651-536
17Shrewsbury3198143142-1135
18Gillingham30810123847-934
19Port Vale2989123246-1433
20Oldham31710142033-1331
21Bury3186174860-1230
22Swindon3178162845-1729
23Chesterfield3075182949-2026
24Coventry3049172547-2221
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