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Port Vale   0 - 0   Gillingham

Port Vale 0-0 Gillingham

Port Vale 0-0 Gillingham

Port Vale were knocked off the top of League Two after playing out a draw against Gillingham, who slumped to a club record 33rd winless away game.

The Gills' best effort came from Mark Bentley, who cut inside defender Lee Collins and shot against the post.

The Valiants nearly stole it through Marc Richards, whose close-range header from a Collins throw-in was straight at Gillingham goalkeeper Alan Julian.

Chesterfield's win at Wycombe ensured that Vale dropped to second place.


Gillingham midfielder Mark Bentley tells BBC Radio Kent:
"We're delighted to get a point at such a tough place but we haven't got the win we are so desperate for but there are loads of positives to come out of today."

"We get asked so many questions: 'what is it with you lot away from home?' and we're fed up with it. We've been working hard, he's got us organised and it showed today.

"The lads who were here last year are aware of it (the poor away record), and fans will keep coming until they see this away win and they've got to be delighted with us today. We might have proved some people wrong today."

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Port Vale 0-0 Gillingham FT
(HT 0-0)

      Port Vale

      • 12 Tomlinson
      • 02 Yates
      • 06 Owen
      • 15 Collins
      • 21 Sutton
      • 03 Taylor (Johnson 25)
      • 04 Griffith
      • 10 Fraser (Rigg 46)
      • 22 Roberts
      • 09 Richards
      • 11 Richards (Loft 72)

      Substitutes

      • 01 Martin,
      • 05 McCombe,
      • 07 Loft,
      • 14 Taylor,
      • 17 Rigg,
      • 23 Johnson,
      • 08 Dodds

      Gillingham

      • 01 Julian
      • 03 Nutter
      • 15 Lawrence
      • 29 Sinclair
      • 02 Fuller
      • 04 Weston (McCammon 78)
      • 07 Maher
      • 08 Bentley yellow card
      • 12 Palmer
      • 28 Payne
      • 21 Oli (Payne 77)

      Substitutes

      • 26 Cronin,
      • 16 Gowling,
      • 14 Rooney,
      • 09 McCammon,
      • 19 Inkango,
      • 22 White,
      • 23 Payne
      Ref: BoyesonAtt: 6,420
      PORT VALE
      GILLINGHAM

      Possession

      • Port Vale 47%
      • Gillingham 53%

      Attempts on target

      • Port Vale 4
      • Gillingham 2

      Attempts off target

      • Port Vale 3
      • Gillingham 4

      Corners

      • Port Vale 0
      • Gillingham 5

      Fouls

      • Port Vale 19
      • Gillingham 16
      • Final Result
      • 94:16 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+2:08 Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Mark Bentley takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 90:00+0:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark McCammon by Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 90:00+0:31 The assistant referee flags for offside against Stefan Payne. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+0:03 Mark McCammon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
      • 89:04 Stefan Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Collins. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
      • 87:14 Barry Fuller takes a shot.
      • 85:45 Mark Bentley is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts from left channel, save by Alan Julian.
      • 84:13 Sean Rigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 83:17 Mark McCammon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
      • 82:33 Unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Tony Sinclair results in a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.
      • 78:26 Jemal Johnson challenges Jack Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Julian, Gary Roberts produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
      • 76:34 The offside flag is raised against Mark Bentley. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 76:34 Substitution Mark McCammon on for Curtis Weston.
      • 76:34 Substitution Stefan Payne replaces Dennis Oli.
      • 75:01 Marc Richards takes a shot. Alan Julian makes a save.
      • 73:55 Jack Payne challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
      • 73:26 Foul by Curtis Weston on Ritchie Sutton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Yates.
      • 72:03 Adam Yates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Weston. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Julian from right channel.
      • 71:38 Jemal Johnson takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 71:38 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Doug Loft coming on for Justin Richards.
      • 69:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Mark Bentley. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
      • 69:50 Booking Mark Bentley receives a caution.
      • 68:27 Mark Bentley produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and hits the post.
      • 67:43 Jemal Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Sinclair.
      • 66:49 A cross is delivered by Barry Fuller.
      • 65:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Gary Roberts. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Palmer from right channel.
      • 63:44 Dennis Oli is ruled offside. Ritchie Sutton takes the free kick.
      • 60:55 Tony Sinclair fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
      • 58:19 Foul by Marc Richards on Dennis Oli, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 57:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Bentley on Lee Collins. Gary Roberts crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
      • 56:14 Unfair challenge on Jack Payne by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Chris Palmer restarts play with the free kick.
      • 55:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on Matthew Lawrence. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
      • 54:16 Curtis Weston is penalised for a handball. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
      • 52:57 Dennis Oli is caught offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
      • 51:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Sutton by Curtis Weston. Ritchie Sutton restarts play with the free kick.
      • 49:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair by Marc Richards. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 47:15 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 46:22 Effort on goal by Jemal Johnson from long distance goes over the crossbar.
      • 45:01 The second half begins.
      • 45:01 Substitution Sean Rigg comes on in place of Tommy Fraser.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:03 The players leave the pitch at half time.
      • 45:00+0:36 Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
      • 44:42 Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Dennis Oli results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
      • 43:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Dennis Oli. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 40:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lawrence by Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 39:24 Corner taken by Chris Palmer.
      • 36:40 Chris Palmer takes a shot. Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Gareth Owen gets a block in. Dennis Oli concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Owen. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair by Marc Richards. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
      • 35:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Maher by Anthony Griffith. Barry Fuller takes the free kick.
      • 31:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oli by Gareth Owen. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
      • 27:55 Dennis Oli concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Collins. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 26:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Fraser on Jack Payne. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 24:49 Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Fuller. Chris Palmer takes the free kick.
      • 24:49 Substitution Jemal Johnson replaces Robert Taylor.
      • 23:42 Gary Roberts produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
      • 20:35 Unfair challenge on Dennis Oli by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
      • 20:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Matthew Lawrence. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Roberts, clearance made by Matthew Lawrence.
      • 17:33 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alan Julian. Free kick awarded for a foul by John Nutter on Adam Yates. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
      • 14:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on Tony Sinclair. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick. Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick. Ritchie Sutton fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
      • 14:00 Mark Bentley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
      • 10:00 Dennis Oli takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
      • 8:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Kevin Maher. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
      • 7:01 Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lawrence. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
      • 6:39 Curtis Weston is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
      • 5:53 Justin Richards is ruled offside. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
      • 0:00 The game begins.

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      Npower League Two table snapshot

      As it stood on 16 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Chesterfield 12 11 25
      2 Port Vale 12 10 24
      3 Rotherham 12 8 23
      4 Bury 12 7 22
      5 Shrewsbury 12 8 21
      6 Wycombe 12 5 18
      7 Aldershot 12 1 18
      8 Stevenage 12 3 17
      9 Cheltenham 12 -5 17
      10 Crewe 12 10 16
      11 Torquay 12 3 16
      12 Accrington 12 3 15
      13 Macclesfield 12 -4 15
      14 Oxford Utd 12 3 14
      15 Burton Albion 12 1 14
      16 Gillingham 12 -2 14
      17 Southend 12 -2 14
      18 Stockport 12 -4 14
      19 Bradford 12 -5 14
      20 Morecambe 12 -8 13
      21 Lincoln City 12 -8 11
      22 Northampton 12 -7 10
      23 Barnet 12 -13 9
      24 Hereford 12 -15 9

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