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Gillingham 2-2 Blackpool

Blackpool extended their unbeaten start to the season after coming from two goals down to rescue a 2-2 draw against winless Gillingham.

The Gills took the lead after nine minutes, when striker Alex Jakubiak curled into the bottom corner following neat interplay with Barry Fuller.

Watford loanee Jakubiak then scored his third league goal in as many games with a stinging drive from close range, albeit with the help of Blackpool goalkeeper Jak Alnwick's poor parry.

However, Simon Grayson's side staged an impressive quick-fire comeback to level the game before the break.

Summer signing Sullay Kaikai opened his account for the Tangerines on 41 minutes, coolly firing past Jack Bonham having been neatly picked out by substitute Callum Guy.

After Curtis Tilt's powerful volley on the turn cannoned off the woodwork in the final minute of the half, Armand Gnanduillet rose highest to meet Liam Feeney's cross and head home the equaliser in stoppage time.

Kaikai almost completed the perfect comeback for the visitors, but his volley was brilliantly tipped wide by Bonham at point-blank range with 11 minutes remaining.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Hodson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 12Fuller
  • 18Byrne
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 14Jones
  • 15ListSubstituted forMarshallat 73'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forMandronat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Mandron
  • 16Cissé
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 26Woods
  • 27Tucker

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 4BushiriBooked at 59minsSubstituted forNottinghamat 73'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Tilt
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forWilmer-Andertonat 84'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 8Spearing
  • 20Turton
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forGuyat 29'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 10Kaikai

Substitutes

  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 9Hardie
  • 12Nottingham
  • 14Pritchard
  • 25Guy
  • 34Shaw
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
4,390

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Blackpool 2.

Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart O'Keefe with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nick Anderton.

Attempt missed. Lee Hodson (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Guy with a cross.

Michael Nottingham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nick Anderton replaces Liam Feeney.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Marshall with a cross.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Callum Guy.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt blocked. Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart O'Keefe with a cross.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Mandron replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Blackpool).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Max Ehmer with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Elliott List.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Nottingham replaces Rocky Bushiri.

Foul by Rocky Bushiri (Blackpool).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Turton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackpool431094510
2Lincoln City43019279
3Coventry42206338
4Wycombe42206338
5Ipswich42206428
6Sunderland42206428
7Fleetwood42118627
8Shrewsbury42114317
9Burton42026516
10MK Dons32015416
11Rotherham32013306
12Doncaster31205415
13Rochdale41215505
14Portsmouth41126604
15Peterborough411256-14
16Oxford Utd411257-24
17Bristol Rovers411224-24
18Tranmere41037703
19Gillingham302145-12
20Wimbledon401347-31
21Accrington301236-31
22Southend4004110-90
23Bolton301207-7-11
24Bury0000000-12
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