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Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield

Tom Anderson rescued a dramatic point for relegation-threatened Chesterfield as they drew at Gillingham.

It looked like the Gills had won it through Max Ehmer's 67th-minute opener, but Anderson earned the Spireites a vital point, just their sixth on the road all season, after firing home four minutes into stoppage time.

Gillingham started strongly at Priestfield as Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had a shot cleared off the line, while Rory Donnelly hit the post and then headed wide as the hosts largely bossed the first period.

They continued to create chances, as defender Ryan Jackson fired inches wide from 20 yards, before Scott Wagstaff missed with the goal at his mercy from Emmanuel-Thomas's superb cross.

Gills keeper Stuart Nelson, largely a spectator, saved brilliantly from Rai Simons midway through the second period, and it proved to be vital as the Gills took the lead when Ehmer headed home seconds later from a long throw.

But Anderson popped up to score from close range after Ian Evatt's shot had been blocked to secure a priceless draw.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 3Garmston
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 44Wright
  • 23DackBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMartinat 90+2'minutes
  • 9DonnellyBooked at 87mins
  • 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forByrneat 89'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forParkerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 14Martin
  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Parker
  • 21List
  • 30Holy
  • 33Byrne

Chesterfield

  • 21Allinson
  • 23Anderson
  • 6Evatt
  • 19DonohueBooked at 90mins
  • 24Kakay
  • 18NolanSubstituted forMartinez Cerveraat 45+4'minutes
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 72'minutes
  • 28Grimshaw
  • 11Mitchell
  • 20DennisSubstituted forSimonsat 64'minutes
  • 15Faupala

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 8Martinez Cervera
  • 10Ebanks-Blake
  • 22Simons
  • 26Brown
  • 32El-Fitouri
  • 40Duke
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,595

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away10

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd32197658342464
2Scunthorpe31178657322559
3Bolton30176742231957
4Fleetwood321510746321455
5Bradford321215540291151
6Millwall3114894740750
7Southend31131084537849
8Peterborough31138104539647
9Rochdale30145114137447
10Bristol Rovers32129114951-245
11Oxford Utd30127113733443
12Walsall32101393943-443
13Charlton3091473730741
14MK Dons31109124039139
15Wimbledon3091294039139
16Northampton32116154852-439
17Gillingham31811123948-935
18Shrewsbury3298153244-1235
19Oldham32810142133-1234
20Port Vale3089133248-1633
21Bury3287174860-1231
22Swindon3278172947-1829
23Chesterfield3176183050-2027
24Coventry31410172648-2222
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