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Stevenage   2 - 2   Gillingham

Highlights - Stevenage 2-2 Gillingham

Stevenage 2-2 Gillingham

Two Byron Harrison headers earned Stevenage a draw with Gillingham.

Harrison nodded home Lawrie Wilson's cross in from six yards out but Cody McDonald equalised in first-half stoppage time with a clean strike.

The Gills completed the turnaround when Adebayo Akinfenwa smashed home after being fed in by Joe Martin.

Harrison forced Alan Julian into a full-stretch save, but he was not to be denied his equaliser as he clinically headed home Peter Winn's cross.


Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"Their goalkeeper has made three or four saves at 2-2 that he'll be really pleased with.

"I'm sure he'll want a copy of the DVD and will be looking back on those saves thinking 'I've produced something special there'.

"But some great football by us, some great chances carved out and the goalkeeper has won them the point in the end."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"I thought it was terrific, this is not an easy place to come and Newcastle know that. I thought it was a cracking game, it could have gone either way in the end. Alan's made a couple of great saves.

"I'm disappointed as we put ourselves in a winning position at 2-1. We gave a sloppy goal away in the first half. We earned our goals through good play, they've earned their goals from the poor mistakes by us. So we made a couple of poor decisions on their goals but I was absolutely delighted by the performance.

"We're putting ourselves right in the mix at the moment, we're a decent side. We've come to a place which is not going to be easy. We've now got a lot of games against teams that are in and around us but there's a real belief that we can achieve something this year."

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stevenage 2-2 Gillingham FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Harrison 25
  • Harrison 75
  • McDonald 45+4
  • Akinfenwa 50

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 04 Charles (Winn 65)
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 02 Wilson
  • 03 Laird
  • 06 Foster yellow card
  • 23 Sinclair
  • 20 Beardsley yellow card (May 64)
  • 26 Harrison

Substitutes

  • 01 Bayes,
  • 08 Long,
  • 13 Byrom,
  • 18 Bridges,
  • 12 May,
  • 15 Daley,
  • 17 Winn

Gillingham

  • 01 Julian
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Nutter yellow card
  • 15 Lawrence yellow card
  • 16 Gowling yellow card (Richards 28)
  • 07 Maher yellow card (Payne 80)
  • 08 Bentley (Oli 80)
  • 18 Jackman
  • 32 Martin
  • 10 McDonald
  • 27 Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 26 Cronin,
  • 06 Richards,
  • 04 Weston,
  • 14 Rooney,
  • 28 Payne,
  • 21 Oli,
  • 23 Payne
Ref: WoolmerAtt: 2,424
STEVENAGE
GILLINGHAM

Possession

  • Stevenage 50%
  • Gillingham 50%

Attempts on target

  • Stevenage 10
  • Gillingham 8

Attempts off target

  • Stevenage 3
  • Gillingham 3

Corners

  • Stevenage 6
  • Gillingham 7

Fouls

  • Stevenage 15
  • Gillingham 17
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+3:56 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:34 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) to centre, shot by Garry Richards (Gillingham) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 90:00+1:40 Foul by Luke Foster (Stevenage) on Dennis Oli (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Fuller (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+1:40 Booking Luke Foster (Stevenage) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:02 Header by Ben May (Stevenage) from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Matthew Lawrence (Gillingham). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) to far post, header by Jon Ashton (Stevenage) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 88:39 Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham) on Ben May (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 88:39 Booking Matthew Lawrence (Gillingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:53 Foul by Robert Sinclair (Stevenage) on Joe Martin (Gillingham). Free kick taken left-footed by John Nutter (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 86:38 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 84:47 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 84:29 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 83:58 Header by Ben May (Stevenage) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 83:36 Attacking throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 82:29 Header by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (parried) by Alan Julian (Gillingham). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) to centre, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 82:13 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 81:59 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 81:38 Shot by Robert Sinclair (Stevenage) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 80:00 Defending throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 80:00 Substitution Gillingham substitution: Mark Bentley replaced by Dennis Oli (tactical).
  • 79:41 Substitution Gillingham substitution: Kevin Maher replaced by Jack Payne (tactical).
  • 78:01 Booking John Nutter (Gillingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 77:49 Foul by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) on Robert Sinclair (Stevenage). Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 76:01 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) to far post, resulting in open play.
  • 75:15 Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 74:02 Assist (cross) by Peter Winn (Stevenage) from right wing.
  • 74:02 GOAL - Byron HarrisonStevenage 2 - 2 Gillingham Headed goal by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) (top-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Stevenage 2-2 Gillingham.
  • 73:26 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) on Ronnie Henry (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 73:02 Defending throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 72:49 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 72:03 Defending throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 71:36 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 65:54 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) to far post, header by Cody McDonald (Gillingham) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Chris Day (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) to near post, save (punched) by Chris Day (Stevenage). Foul by Mark Bentley (Gillingham) on Peter Winn (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Mark Roberts (Stevenage) from own half, passed. Shot by Ben May (Stevenage) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Alan Julian (Gillingham). Handball by Kevin Maher (Gillingham). Free kick taken left-footed by John Nutter (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play. Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage).
  • 65:24 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 64:59 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 64:43 Defending throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 64:11 Substitution Stevenage substitution: Darius Charles replaced by Peter Winn (tactical).
  • 63:02 Substitution Stevenage substitution: Chris Beardsley replaced by Ben May (tactical).
  • 62:39 Foul by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) on Danny Jackman (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Julian (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 62:20 Attacking throw-in by Darius Charles (Stevenage).
  • 62:09 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 61:46 Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 61:14 Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) on Garry Richards (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Garry Richards (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 59:50 Shot by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) left-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 58:14 Foul by Mark Bentley (Gillingham) on Scott Laird (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 57:50 Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) on Garry Richards (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Julian (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:40 Mark Bentley (Gillingham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Darius Charles (Stevenage).
  • 56:11 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 54:18 Foul by Kevin Maher (Gillingham) on Luke Foster (Stevenage). Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 53:42 Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham) on Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Jon Ashton (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 52:27 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 51:49 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 51:24 Defending throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 51:18 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 49:40 Assist (cross) by Joe Martin (Gillingham) from left wing.
  • 49:40 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaStevenage 1 - 2 Gillingham Goal by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Stevenage 1-2 Gillingham.
  • 49:01 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 48:39 Shot by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 48:06 Foul by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) on Matthew Lawrence (Gillingham). Free kick taken left-footed by John Nutter (Gillingham) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 46:37 Attacking throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 45:36 Foul by Luke Foster (Stevenage) on Danny Jackman (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Cody McDonald (Gillingham) from left channel (35+ yards), blocked by Mark Roberts (Stevenage).
  • 45:09 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Correction - 45:00+3:24 Assist by Barry Fuller.
  • 45:00+3:24 Assist (cross) by Barry Fuller (Gillingham) from right channel.
  • 45:00+3:24 GOAL - Cody McDonaldStevenage 1 - 1 Gillingham Goal by Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Stevenage 1-1 Gillingham.
  • 45:00+3:16 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:39 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 45:00+1:18 Foul by Matthew Lawrence (Gillingham) on Jon Ashton (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
  • 45:00+0:47 Foul by Kevin Maher (Gillingham) on Robert Sinclair (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:47 Booking Kevin Maher (Gillingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:14 Shot by Kevin Maher (Gillingham) right-footed from right channel (35+ yards), missed right.
  • 43:53 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 43:33 Defending throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 43:23 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 42:53 Attacking throw-in by Darius Charles (Stevenage).
  • 42:07 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 41:37 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Robert Sinclair (Stevenage) to far post, clearance by Garry Richards (Gillingham).
  • 40:17 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Robert Sinclair (Stevenage) to far post, shot by Scott Laird (Stevenage) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 39:24 Header by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.
  • 38:52 Defending throw-in by Darius Charles (Stevenage).
  • 38:09 Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham) on Scott Laird (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 37:51 Shot by Mark Roberts (Stevenage) left-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Alan Julian (Gillingham).
  • 37:08 Foul by Mark Bentley (Gillingham) on Chris Beardsley (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 36:38 Defending throw-in by Darius Charles (Stevenage).
  • 35:39 Foul by Luke Foster (Stevenage) on Kevin Maher (Gillingham). Free kick taken left-footed by John Nutter (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 34:33 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 33:14 Shot by Matthew Lawrence (Gillingham) left-footed from left channel (30 yards), save (parried) by Chris Day (Stevenage). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) to far post, clearance by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
  • 33:04 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 32:27 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) to far post, clearance by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).
  • 31:58 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham) to far post, clearance by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
  • 31:22 Byron Harrison (Stevenage) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Julian (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 30:50 Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham) on Byron Harrison (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 30:42 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 28:45 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 28:11 Foul by Mark Bentley (Gillingham) on Chris Beardsley (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 28:03 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 27:21 Substitution Gillingham substitution: Josh Gowling replaced by Garry Richards (injury).
  • 26:40 Attacking throw-in by Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage).
  • 26:06 Foul by Josh Gowling (Gillingham) on Byron Harrison (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) from right channel, passed.
  • 26:06 Booking Josh Gowling (Gillingham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 24:23 Assist (cross) by Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage) from right wing.
  • 24:23 GOAL - Byron HarrisonStevenage 1 - 0 Gillingham Headed goal by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Stevenage 1-0 Gillingham.
  • 23:44 Attacking throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 23:08 Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham) on Darius Charles (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 22:35 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 21:14 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 20:34 Defending throw-in by Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage).
  • 19:51 Defending throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 19:24 Defending throw-in by Darius Charles (Stevenage).
  • 18:42 Foul by Josh Gowling (Gillingham) on Chris Beardsley (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Darius Charles (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:57 Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) on Alan Julian (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Julian (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:57 Booking Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 16:41 Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) on Matthew Lawrence (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Julian (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 15:35 Shot by Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Danny Jackman (Gillingham). Blocked by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
  • 13:46 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage). Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham) on Chris Beardsley (Stevenage). Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Laird (Stevenage) from right channel, clearance by Mark Bentley (Gillingham).
  • 11:50 Foul by Byron Harrison (Stevenage) on Alan Julian (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Julian (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 11:27 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 11:01 Attacking throw-in by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).
  • 10:31 Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 8:28 Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) on Josh Gowling (Gillingham). Free kick taken left-footed by John Nutter (Gillingham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 8:03 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 7:30 Attacking throw-in by John Nutter (Gillingham).
  • 3:10 Foul by Robert Sinclair (Stevenage) on Mark Bentley (Gillingham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Bentley (Gillingham) from right channel, resulting in open play. Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage) on Joe Martin (Gillingham). Free kick crossed right-footed by Kevin Maher (Gillingham) from left channel, resulting in open play. Foul by Robert Sinclair (Stevenage) on Joe Martin (Gillingham). Free kick crossed left-footed by Mark Bentley (Gillingham) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 1 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 27 23 54
2 Wycombe 26 10 49
3 Rotherham 27 14 44
4 Bury 26 15 43
5 Port Vale 27 7 43
6 Shrewsbury 28 12 42
7 Crewe 27 14 41
8 Gillingham 28 4 41
9 Southend 27 5 39
10 Oxford Utd 28 0 39
11 Cheltenham 28 -1 38
12 Stevenage 25 9 34
13 Northampton 26 -3 34
14 Torquay 25 5 33
15 Accrington 25 -2 32
16 Aldershot 26 -7 32
17 Morecambe 26 -5 31
18 Bradford 28 -11 31
19 Lincoln City 25 -11 31
20 Hereford 25 -11 28
21 Macclesfield 25 -13 27
22 Burton Albion 22 -1 25
23 Barnet 28 -18 25
24 Stockport 29 -35 25


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