Gillingham 1-1 Port Vale

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Danny Kedwell's retaken penalty, his third spot-kick of the season, earned Gillingham a draw with Port Vale.

The visitors fired a warning shot when Adam Yates nodded across goal for Tom Pope, whose header hit the bar.

Pope then turned provider for Vale's opener when he flicked on a long ball to Marc Richards, who tapped home.

The Gills equalised when Rob Taylor brought down Frank Nouble and, although Kedwell's first effort was saved by Stuart Tomlinson, a retake was ordered.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"I can't ask for anything more from my players today, apart from the goal where we switched off from a free-kick.

"In the first 45 minutes we were terrific but went in 1-0 down. Sometimes you don't get what you deserve. When we got into the final third that final touch needed to be better at times but that's me nit picking.

"As a team we need to think about clean sheets, and we need to think about taking our opportunities. If we hadn't got anything out of the game it would have been a travesty."

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was probably a fair result but we're disappointed because a disputed twice-taken penalty has cost us the three points.

"The linesperson said Stuart Tomlinson wasn't on his line but, before a penalty is taken, the referee should ensure that the goalkeeper's on the line.

"If you make decisions like that, you're going to have every penalty taken again."

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Gillingham 1-1 Port Vale FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Kedwell (pen) 63
  • Richards 33

Gillingham

  • 01 Flitney
  • 06 Richards
  • 12 Martin
  • 15 Lawrence
  • 16 Fish
  • 04 Lee (Whelpdale 55)
  • 10 Weston
  • 14 Rooney yellow card (Oli 83)
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 29 Nouble
  • 33 Kuffour (Payne 76)

Substitutes

  • 20 Davies,
  • 07 Whelpdale,
  • 28 Gazzaniga,
  • 11 Oli,
  • 23 Payne

Port Vale

  • 12 Tomlinson
  • 02 Yates
  • 06 Owen
  • 25 McDonald
  • 28 Chilvers yellow card
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Griffith
  • 07 Loft (Dodds 87)
  • 09 Richards
  • 11 Pope (Rigg 82)
  • 19 Williamson (Morsy 57 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 01 Martin,
  • 05 McCombe,
  • 17 Rigg,
  • 18 Morsy,
  • 08 Dodds
Ref: HooperAtt: 4,676
GILLINGHAM
PORT VALE

Possession

  • Gillingham 49%
  • Port Vale 51%

Attempts on target

  • Gillingham 8
  • Port Vale 7

Attempts off target

  • Gillingham 5
  • Port Vale 4

Corners

  • Gillingham 11
  • Port Vale 5

Fouls

  • Gillingham 9
  • Port Vale 16
  • Final Result
  • 93:21 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • Full Time
  • 88:58 Effort from long distance by Marc Richards goes wide right of the goal.
  • 88:18 Marc Richards is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.
  • 87:47 Garry Richards takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
  • 87:29 Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
  • 87:29 Booking Sam Morsy receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Sam Morsy.
  • 86:50 Substitution Doug Loft leaves the field to be replaced by Louis Dodds.
  • 86:33 Header on goal by Doug Loft from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 85:44 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Martin, clearance made by Doug Loft.
  • 85:28 Matt Fish takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a brilliant save.
  • 84:28 Sam Morsy concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Weston. Matt Lawrence takes the free kick.
  • 82:37 Direct free kick taken by Matt Fish.
  • 82:37 Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Dennis Oli coming on for Luke Rooney.
  • 82:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on Luke Rooney.
  • 81:12 Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 81:12 Substitution Sean Rigg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Pope.
  • 81:12 Booking Luke Rooney is given a yellow card.
  • 81:04 Anthony Griffith fouled by Luke Rooney, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 79:32 Robert Taylor delivers the ball.
  • 78:03 Marc Richards handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
  • 77:34 Corner from the left by-line taken by Doug Loft, Joe Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:30 The ball is sent over by Robert Taylor.
  • 75:23 Substitution Jo Kuffour leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Payne.
  • 74:38 Sam Morsy takes a shot. Curtis Weston gets a block in.
  • 74:02 Doug Loft produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 73:42 Short corner taken by Marc Richards.
  • 73:25 Tom Pope takes a shot. Save made by Ross Flitney.
  • 73:11 Matt Lawrence concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Pope. Anthony Griffith takes the direct free kick.
  • 71:04 Effort on goal by Frank Nouble from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 70:32 Adam Yates delivers the ball.
  • 69:49 Robert Taylor sends in a cross, clearance by Joe Martin.
  • 68:54 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
  • 68:38 Gareth Owen concedes a free kick for a foul on Frank Nouble. Matt Lawrence takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:58 Corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line, Matt Fish manages to make a clearance.
  • 65:13 The ball is sent over by Matt Fish, Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.
  • 62:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Pope on Luke Rooney. Ross Flitney takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:01 GOAL - Danny KedwellGillingham 1 - 1 Port Vale Penalty taken right-footed by Danny Kedwell and scored. Gillingham 1-1 Port Vale.
  • 60:31 Robert Taylor gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Frank Nouble.
  • 59:03 Danny Kedwell challenges Clayton McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Clayton McDonald.
  • 58:06 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Rooney.
  • 56:49 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Sam Morsy coming on for Ben Williamson.
  • 55:44 Corner taken by Joe Martin, Danny Kedwell has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 55:21 Robert Taylor crosses the ball, comfortable save by Ross Flitney.
  • 54:09 Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 54:09 Substitution Chris Whelpdale on for Charlie Lee.
  • 54:09 Jo Kuffour challenges Clayton McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 53:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Luke Rooney. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
  • 52:51 Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Rooney, clearance by Tom Pope.
  • 52:44 Matt Fish delivers the ball, Robert Taylor gets a block in.
  • 51:50 The ball is crossed by Matt Fish, blocked by Gareth Owen.
  • 50:58 Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, Matt Lawrence makes a clearance.
  • 50:49 Doug Loft takes a shot. Matt Lawrence gets a block in.
  • 49:36 The ball is delivered by Luke Rooney, blocked by Anthony Griffith.
  • 47:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on Marc Richards. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
  • 47:30 Corner taken right-footed by Luke Rooney.
  • 47:21 Luke Rooney takes a shot. Clayton McDonald gets a block in.
  • 46:41 Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Rooney, Liam Chilvers makes a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:08 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+1:53 Joe Martin takes a shot. Liam Chilvers gets a block in.
  • 45:00+1:05 Direct free kick taken by Charlie Lee.
  • 45:00+1:05 Booking Liam Chilvers receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:53 Liam Chilvers concedes a free kick for a foul on Jo Kuffour.
  • 44:17 Luke Rooney has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 43:44 Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Rooney, clearance made by Tom Pope.
  • 41:27 Tom Pope challenges Garry Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Richards takes the free kick.
  • 40:56 Shot from close in by Frank Nouble misses to the left of the target.
  • 39:27 Foul by Adam Yates on Jo Kuffour, free kick awarded. Jo Kuffour takes the free kick.
  • 38:13 The ball is delivered by Joe Martin, clearance by Gareth Owen.
  • 37:52 Luke Rooney takes a outswinging corner.
  • 37:42 Luke Rooney takes a shot. Gareth Owen gets a block in.
  • 37:16 Joe Martin produces a cross, clearance by Robert Taylor.
  • 34:27 Unfair challenge on Jo Kuffour by Liam Chilvers results in a free kick. Luke Rooney takes the direct free kick.
  • 33:19 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Rooney played to the near post, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:02 Ben Williamson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 32:02 GOAL - Marc RichardsGillingham 0 - 1 Port Vale Marc Richards scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 0-1 Port Vale.
  • 31:35 The official flags Danny Kedwell offside. Liam Chilvers takes the indirect free kick.
  • 30:25 Charlie Lee challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Owen takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:54 The referee penalises Marc Richards for handball. Garry Richards takes the free kick.
  • 28:28 Matt Fish takes a shot. Doug Loft gets a block in.
  • 25:49 Tom Pope takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ross Flitney.
  • 25:11 Doug Loft sends in a cross, Marc Richards takes a shot.
  • 24:33 Matt Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards. Gareth Owen takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:43 Doug Loft takes a shot. Save made by Ross Flitney.
  • 22:35 The ball is swung over by Matt Fish, Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.
  • 22:23 Danny Kedwell sends in a cross, Clayton McDonald manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:46 The ball is crossed by Doug Loft.
  • 19:49 The ball is delivered by Adam Yates, blocked by Joe Martin.
  • 19:20 The ball is sent over by Luke Rooney, Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.
  • 18:52 Foul by Doug Loft on Luke Rooney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Martin.
  • 18:32 Corner taken by Luke Rooney played to the near post, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
  • 18:16 Luke Rooney takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Pope.
  • 17:39 Foul by Liam Chilvers on Danny Kedwell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Rooney.
  • 16:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Kedwell on Clayton McDonald. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:25 Jo Kuffour has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • Correction - 14:56 Foul by Tom Pope on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:56 Garry Richards fouled by Tom Pope, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
  • 14:21 Joe Martin crosses the ball.
  • 13:53 Centre by Danny Kedwell, Adam Yates makes a clearance.
  • 10:49 Foul by Marc Richards on Luke Rooney, free kick awarded. Joe Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:05 Luke Rooney takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Robert Taylor.
  • 6:33 Unfair challenge on Frank Nouble by Robert Taylor results in a free kick. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:12 Inswinging corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line, Matt Lawrence manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:49 Tom Pope takes a shot. Matt Lawrence gets a block in.
  • 5:04 Charlie Lee has an effort at goal. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
  • 4:37 Danny Kedwell fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Lee.
  • 2:37 The ball is crossed by Frank Nouble, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 8 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southend 12 9 25
2 Crawley Town 12 5 25
3 AFC Wimbledon 12 4 23
4 Shrewsbury 12 4 23
5 Oxford Utd 12 7 22
6 Morecambe 12 12 21
7 Cheltenham 12 3 20
8 Burton Albion 12 3 20
9 Port Vale 12 7 19
10 Gillingham 12 5 18
11 Rotherham 12 2 18
12 Macclesfield 12 3 17
13 Swindon 12 5 16
14 Torquay 12 0 15
15 Northampton 12 -1 15
16 Accrington 12 -3 15
17 Bristol Rovers 12 -6 15
18 Aldershot 12 -2 14
19 Crewe 12 -4 13
20 Dag & Red 12 -5 13
21 Bradford 12 -4 10
22 Barnet 12 -11 9
23 Hereford 12 -17 7
24 Plymouth 12 -16 5

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