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Highlights - Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham

Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham

Gillingham   1 - 1   Cheltenham

Adebayo Akinfenwa secured a point for Gillingham as Andy Hessenthaler began his return as manager with an opening day draw against Cheltenham.

Wesley Thomas put the Robins ahead after the break when he latched on to Keith Lowe's long ball and fired past Gills keeper Alan Julian.

Second-half substitute Akinfenwa levelled the score when he headed Jack Payne's throw-in past Scott Brown.

The striker almost set up a winner for the Gills but Tony Sinclair fired over.


Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"I'm pleased enough. I am disappointed we have not won the game because we are on our own patch.

"We looked nervous. We got into some good opportunities but we were reluctant to have that final shot.

"We got into that final third and we have to take those opportunities by shooting a bit more, but it will come."

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"The only disappointment is that we let a lead slip, but the defending was heroic.

"They huffed and puffed and had plenty of corners but despite that, Scott Brown didn't have a save to make."

"We've done well pre-season but it mattered today, there was three points resting on it We've got the first day nerves out of the way and the boys can be pleased with themselves."


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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Akinfenwa 76
  • Thomas 53

Gillingham

  • 01 Julian
  • 03 Nutter
  • 16 Gowling
  • 29 Sinclair
  • 04 Weston
  • 08 Bentley
  • 12 Palmer (Akinfenwa 54)
  • 17 Spiller
  • 28 Payne
  • 11 Barcham
  • 23 Payne (Rooney 69)

Substitutes

  • 26 Cronin,
  • 18 Jackman,
  • 25 Essam,
  • 07 Maher,
  • 14 Rooney,
  • 09 McCammon,
  • 27 Akinfenwa

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Andrew
  • 06 Riley
  • 22 Elliott
  • 07 Pook
  • 08 Low
  • 11 Smikle
  • 20 Artus yellow card (Melligan 90)
  • 09 Thomas (Bird 71)
  • 10 Goulding (Jeffers 85 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 12 Lloyd-Weston,
  • 05 Gallinagh,
  • 04 Bird,
  • 14 Melligan,
  • 15 Watkins,
  • 23 Shroot,
  • 21 Jeffers
Ref: CrossleyAtt: 5,655
GILLINGHAM
CHELTENHAM

Possession

  • Gillingham 59%
  • Cheltenham 41%

Attempts on target

  • Gillingham 4
  • Cheltenham 2

Attempts off target

  • Gillingham 6
  • Cheltenham 4

Corners

  • Gillingham 13
  • Cheltenham 2

Fouls

  • Gillingham 5
  • Cheltenham 10
  • Final Result
  • 95:04 The game gets underway.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:14 Andy Barcham takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 90:00+3:08 Booking The referee books Sean Jeffers for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Jeffers on Mark Bentley. Free kick taken by John Nutter.
  • 90:00+2:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Jeffers on Mark Bentley. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 90:00+1:01 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 90:00+0:54 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 90:00+0:43 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 90:00 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 89:54 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 89:54 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with John Melligan coming on for Frankie Artus.
  • 88:40 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Rooney.
  • 88:25 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Spiller from the left by-line.
  • 88:01 Andy Barcham has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Joshua Low gets a block in.
  • 87:45 Attacking throw-in by Andy Barcham (Gillingham).
  • 86:28 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 86:06 Shot from deep inside the area by Tony Sinclair clears the bar.
  • 85:53 Attacking throw-in by Jack Payne (Gillingham).
  • 85:29 Corner taken by Danny Spiller, Joshua Low makes a clearance.
  • 85:07 Sean Jeffers challenges Mark Bentley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
  • 84:51 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 84:14 Substitution Sean Jeffers is brought on as a substitute for Jeff Goulding.
  • 84:14 Luke Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
  • 82:17 Corner taken left-footed by Danny Spiller to the near post, Michael Pook manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:44 Booking Frankie Artus goes into the referee's book for dissent.
  • 81:22 Booking Frankie Artus (Cheltenham) booked for dissent.
  • 80:29 Corner taken by Danny Spiller played to the near post, clearance by Steve Elliott.
  • 79:49 Attacking throw-in by Danny Spiller (Gillingham).
  • 79:16 Corner taken by Danny Spiller from the right by-line, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:41 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 78:13 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jeff Goulding. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 77:47 Foul by Curtis Weston on Joshua Low, free kick awarded. Keith Lowe restarts play with the free kick.
  • 75:44 The assist for the goal came from Tony Sinclair.
  • 75:44 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaGillingham 1 - 1 Cheltenham Adebayo Akinfenwa finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham.
  • 75:25 Attacking throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 73:55 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 73:30 Andy Barcham is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 73:07 Josh Gowling fouled by Jeff Goulding, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 71:40 Adebayo Akinfenwa is ruled offside. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
  • 71:14 The referee blows for offside against Jeff Goulding. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:48 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 70:14 Substitution Wesley Thomas goes off and David Bird comes on.
  • 70:09 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 69:43 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Spiller from the left by-line.
  • 68:25 Danny Spiller takes the direct free kick.
  • 68:25 Substitution Stefan Payne leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Rooney.
  • 68:25 Martin Riley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa.
  • 67:54 The referee blows for offside against Stefan Payne. Direct free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 67:11 Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 66:36 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 65:36 Stefan Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Riley. Scott P Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 64:54 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 64:34 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 64:19 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 63:09 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 63:00 Attacking throw-in by Danny Spiller (Gillingham).
  • 62:34 Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 62:16 Effort from inside the area by Jeff Goulding misses to the right of the target.
  • 60:32 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Spiller, Scott P Brown makes a save.
  • 59:49 The official flags Stefan Payne offside. Steve Elliott restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:08 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 58:55 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 58:35 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 57:34 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 56:43 Corner taken left-footed by Danny Spiller from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tony Sinclair misses to the left of the goal.
  • 55:38 Corner taken by Danny Spiller from the left by-line played to the near post, Michael Pook manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:30 Attacking throw-in by Andy Barcham (Gillingham).
  • 55:23 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 55:15 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 55:01 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 54:08 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 53:44 Substitution Adebayo Akinfenwa comes on in place of Chris Palmer.
  • 52:12 The assist for the goal came from Keith Lowe.
  • 52:12 GOAL - Wesley ThomasGillingham 0 - 1 Cheltenham A goal is scored by Wesley Thomas from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 0-1 Cheltenham.
  • 51:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joshua Low by Danny Spiller. Free kick taken by Keith Lowe.
  • 50:46 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 50:16 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 49:56 Curtis Weston has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 49:29 Attacking throw-in by Chris Palmer (Gillingham).
  • 49:08 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 49:02 Defending throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 47:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Danny Andrew. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Spiller from right wing.
  • 47:35 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 47:31 Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 46:51 Wesley Thomas produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 46:27 Attacking throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 45:26 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:50 Shot by Wesley Thomas. Save by Alan Julian.
  • 45:00 The match has reached half-time.
  • 44:58 Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, Steve Elliott makes a clearance.
  • 44:21 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 43:27 Attacking throw-in by Frankie Artus (Cheltenham).
  • 43:15 Defending throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 42:46 Shot by Jack Payne. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 41:18 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 40:43 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 39:41 Attacking throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 39:02 Unfair challenge on Curtis Weston by Frankie Artus results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by John Nutter.
  • 38:38 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 38:19 Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 38:00 Jeff Goulding has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 37:30 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 36:45 Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Pook manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:32 Attacking throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 36:08 Attacking throw-in by Danny Spiller (Gillingham).
  • 35:22 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 35:05 Attacking throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 34:21 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 33:44 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 32:37 Steve Elliott challenges Stefan Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Spiller.
  • 32:06 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 30:48 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 29:41 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 29:00 Attacking throw-in by Jack Payne (Gillingham).
  • 28:25 The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 28:00 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 27:46 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 27:17 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 26:00 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 25:10 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Palmer.
  • 24:03 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 23:32 Attacking throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 22:57 Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 22:03 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 21:01 The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Spiller. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 20:30 Attacking throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 20:24 Attacking throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 19:45 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 19:14 Attacking throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 18:10 Andy Barcham takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
  • 17:15 Attacking throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 16:16 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew played to the near post, Andy Barcham manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:34 Stefan Payne challenges Brian Smikle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Elliott.
  • 14:53 Wesley Thomas is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 14:20 Stefan Payne is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
  • 13:49 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 13:24 Shot by Curtis Weston from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 12:23 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Andrew, clearance made by Mark Bentley.
  • 12:01 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 11:43 Defending throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 11:34 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 10:54 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 9:52 Attacking throw-in by Jack Payne (Gillingham).
  • 9:33 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 9:03 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 8:32 Goal kick taken long by Scott P Brown (Cheltenham).
  • 7:58 Foul by Danny Andrew on Andy Barcham, free kick awarded. Chris Palmer crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
  • 6:39 Attacking throw-in by Tony Sinclair (Gillingham).
  • 6:11 Unfair challenge on Josh Gowling by Jeff Goulding results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 4:32 Attacking throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 4:04 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 3:49 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 3:31 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 3:03 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).
  • 2:29 Defending throw-in by Danny Andrew (Cheltenham).
  • 2:17 Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 1:50 Danny Andrew takes a shot.
  • 0:41 Jeff Goulding fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Frankie Artus.
  • 0:08 Attacking throw-in by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham).

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Torquay 1 3 3
2 Shrewsbury 1 2 3
3 Wycombe 1 2 3
4 Chesterfield 1 1 3
5 Rotherham 1 1 3
6 Hereford 1 1 3
7 Port Vale 1 1 3
8 Macclesfield 1 0 1
9 Stevenage 1 0 1
10 Cheltenham 1 0 1
11 Gillingham 1 0 1
12 Southend 1 0 1
13 Stockport 1 0 1
14 Accrington 1 0 1
15 Aldershot 1 0 1
16 Burton Albion 1 0 1
17 Oxford Utd 1 0 1
18 Barnet 1 -1 0
19 Lincoln City 1 -1 0
20 Bury 1 -1 0
21 Crewe 1 -1 0
22 Bradford 1 -2 0
23 Morecambe 1 -2 0
24 Northampton 1 -3 0

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