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Gillingham 1-1 Bury

League One strugglers Gillingham and Bury shared the spoils from a lively draw at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Neil Danns put the visitors in control of the game six minutes before the break with his first goal of the season, firing home from 15 yards following good play by Eoghan O'Connell.

But the hosts extended their unbeaten run to four games across all competitions thanks to Josh Parker's 85th minute headed equaliser.

Gillingham started strongly as Sheffield Wednesday loanee Sean Clare fired narrowly wide after just 29 seconds having dispossessed Bury captain Phil Edwards.

After Danns had put the Shakers ahead, Michael Smith missed an opportunity to double their advantage in first-half stoppage time, volleying wide from Greg Leigh's pinpoint cross.

Substitute Andrew Tutte almost sealed Bury's victory 13 minutes from time, but his long-range shot rebounded off the post with keeper Tomas Holy beaten.

The Gills forced Bury goalkeeper Leo Fasan into a brilliant save to keep out Tom Eaves' header shortly after the hour, but the Italian was well beaten by Parker's late equaliser from Lee Martin's corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 59mins
  • 5EhmerBooked at 6mins
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 28Clare
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11Martin
  • 33Byrne
  • 14Parker
  • 9Eaves
  • 21ListSubstituted forWilkinsonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 20Oldaker
  • 22Chapman
  • 23Simpson
  • 24Cundle

Bury

  • 38Fasan
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 78mins
  • 14EdwardsBooked at 69mins
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15Aldred
  • 3Leigh
  • 30InceBooked at 25mins
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forReillyat 88'minutes
  • 31DannsSubstituted forTutteat 68'minutes
  • 11Ajose
  • 29Smith

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 7Maguire
  • 13Reilly
  • 17Humphrey
  • 20Whitmore
  • 22Sang
  • 42Maloney
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,364

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBury
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Bury 1.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Callum Reilly (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Callum Reilly replaces Jay O'Shea.

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

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Bury 1. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

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

Foul by Tom Aldred (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Sean Clare (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Bury).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Philip Edwards (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Neil Danns.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt saved. Sean Clare (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury16114124101437
2Wigan1611322992036
3Charlton159332316730
4Bradford179352519630
5Scunthorpe178541913629
6Rotherham178273023726
7Blackburn157442112925
8Fleetwood177462726125
9Peterborough157352521424
10Oxford Utd176562722523
11Portsmouth177282222023
12Southend166552026-623
13Blackpool166462222022
14MK Dons176471824-622
15Bristol Rovers1770102530-521
16Doncaster175481921-219
17Walsall164752124-319
18Oldham165382735-818
19Northampton175391527-1218
20Rochdale163851619-317
21Gillingham173681321-815
22Wimbledon16439917-815
23Plymouth173591324-1114
24Bury1734101825-713
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