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Gillingham 1-1 Portsmouth

Substitute Alex Jakubiak scored a late equaliser as in-form Gillingham and Portsmouth played out a draw at Priestfield.

Making his first league appearance in two months, Portsmouth goalkeeper Alex Bass produced a brilliant save to deny Olly Lee inside three minutes.

Gareth Evans then threatened twice for Kenny Jackett's side, who were seeking a third win from four games over the festive period.

First he fired the ball at Jack Bonham from close range, before Gills captain Max Ehmer scrambled his low shot away from goal.

Evans finally broke the deadlock on 36 minutes, firing past Bonham from six yards out after meeting Marcus Harness' cut back.

Former Portsmouth player Stuart O'Keefe struck the bar a minute before the break as Steve Evans' side sought a swift equaliser.

Bass looked like he had earned his side victory when he tipped over Barry Fuller's 20-yard shot 11 minutes from time.

But he was helpless to prevent Jakubiak netting his sixth league goal of the season 60 seconds later after good work from Southampton loanee Tom O'Connor.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'KeefeBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMarshallat 70'minutes
  • 24O'Connor
  • 22Lee
  • 9MandronSubstituted forJakubiakat 70'minutes
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20RaggettBooked at 90mins
  • 2Walkes
  • 4NaylorBooked at 65mins
  • 33Close
  • 19Harness
  • 26EvansBooked at 38minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 83'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forMarquisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 5Downing
  • 8Pitman
  • 9Hawkins
  • 10Marquis
  • 14Cannon
  • 37Mnoga
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
5,724

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Portsmouth 1.

Booking

Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

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

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by James Bolton (Portsmouth).

Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Portsmouth. Ronan Curtis tries a through ball, but Oliver Hawkins is caught offside.

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Close.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. John Marquis replaces Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Gareth Evans.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Portsmouth 1. Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Alex Bass.

Attempt saved. Barry Fuller (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Marshall.

Attempt saved. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor with a cross.

Hand ball by Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth).

Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Evans with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Alex Jakubiak.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Alex Jakubiak replaces Mikael Mandron.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Anton Walkes (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24128432221044
2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Portsmouth239863428635
10Blackpool2481063228434
11Gillingham248972824433
12Burton239683230233
13Sunderland228862823532
14Shrewsbury228862123-232
15Doncaster218763223931
16Lincoln City2393112828030
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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