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Crewe   1 - 1   Gillingham

Crewe 1-1 Gillingham

Crewe 1-1 Gillingham

Curtis Weston's 25-yard strike denied Crewe victory and extended Gillingham's unbeaten run to five games.

Danny Shelley went close on three occasions for the hosts before the Gills saw Simon King's first start in 21 months cut short by injury.

Things got worse when his replacement Tony Sinclair turned Shelley's low cross into his own net.

The visitors had barely threatened but levelled after the break when Weston's stunning strike beat Rhys Taylor.

Adebayo Akinfenwa then saw his goalbound snapshot kept out by Taylor while Luke Murphy was denied at the other end by a good stop from Alan Julian as both sides pressed for a winner.


Crewe boss Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:
"If you look at the pitch - it's pretty difficult to play football on that.

"We had to be a bit more long ball. Number one because we wanted to be and number two; Gillingham were going to be anyway.

"All in all I thought it was a bit scrappy but I think we made the best chances."

Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"I think it's a good point. You have a look at their home record, it's very good.

"We put a lot of effort into our game against Rotherham in midweek and they didn't play. I thought we started the game very well and my gripe is we didn't show enough quality in the final third, but I'm delighted with a point."

"With the disruption at centre half it's difficult for the boys. Unfortunately for Sincs (Tony Sinclair) he's scored an own goal after only just coming on. But I thought he was fantastic."

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crewe 1-1 Gillingham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Sinclair (og) 26
  • Weston 54

Crewe

  • 13 Taylor
  • 02 Tootle
  • 05 Artell yellow card
  • 06 Ada
  • 15 Mitchell-King
  • 17 Shelley
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy
  • 12 Bell
  • 14 Moore
  • 18 Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips,
  • 03 Blanchett,
  • 22 Davis,
  • 23 Dugdale,
  • 11 Grant,
  • 21 Sarcevic,
  • 25 Powell

Gillingham

  • 01 Julian
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 King (Sinclair 17)
  • 06 Richards yellow card
  • 18 Jackman
  • 02 Fuller yellow card
  • 04 Weston (Oli 71)
  • 07 Maher
  • 28 Payne
  • 10 McDonald yellow card (Bentley 90)
  • 27 Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 26 Cronin,
  • 29 Sinclair,
  • 08 Bentley,
  • 14 Rooney,
  • 21 Oli,
  • 22 White,
  • 23 Payne
Ref: EvansAtt: 4,012
CREWE
GILLINGHAM

Possession

  • Crewe 51%
  • Gillingham 49%

Attempts on target

  • Crewe 4
  • Gillingham 3

Attempts off target

  • Crewe 4
  • Gillingham 8

Corners

  • Crewe 2
  • Gillingham 7

Fouls

  • Crewe 7
  • Gillingham 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:55 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:34 Danny Jackman takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Luke Murphy makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:53 Kevin Maher is penalised for a handball. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick. Luke Murphy takes a shot. Jack Payne gets a block in. Byron Moore takes a short corner. David Artell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oli. Free kick taken by John Nutter.
  • 90:00+1:53 Booking Booking for David Artell.
  • 89:28 Substitution Mark Bentley on for Cody McDonald.
  • 87:41 Foul by Danny Shelley on Jack Payne, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 84:33 Luke Murphy takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 81:27 The offside flag is raised against Byron Moore. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 79:20 Danny Shelley takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Richards. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Dennis Oli. The referee blows for offside against Luke Murphy. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 77:34 Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.
  • 76:43 Tony Sinclair fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:32 Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Maher from the left by-line, clearance made by Matt Tootle.
  • 70:54 Substitution Curtis Weston leaves the field to be replaced by Dennis Oli.
  • 68:37 Corner taken right-footed by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King. Kevin Maher takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Rhys Taylor makes a save.
  • 64:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Payne on Byron Moore. Matt Tootle takes the free kick. The referee blows for offside. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick. Barry Fuller has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 57:51 Jack Payne concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Westwood. David Artell takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:51 Booking Barry Fuller is given a yellow card.
  • 56:03 Shot by Luke Murphy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 53:51 Assist by Danny Jackman.
  • 53:51 GOAL - Curtis WestonCrewe 1 - 1 Gillingham Curtis Weston finds the net with a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-1 Gillingham.
  • 53:00 Cody McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Mat Mitchel-King. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.
  • 53:00 Booking Cody McDonald goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 51:09 Danny Jackman has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
  • 50:40 Cody McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Mat Mitchel-King takes the free kick.
  • 50:22 David Artell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 49:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Tony Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
  • 48:14 Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Blocked by David Artell. Corner taken by Kevin Maher from the right by-line.
  • 47:32 Shot by John Nutter from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 46:28 Byron Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Fuller. Garry Richards takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:41 Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Maher from the left by-line played to the near post, Rhys Taylor makes a save.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:14 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:04 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Lee Bell, free kick awarded. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick. The official flags Luke Murphy offside. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.
  • Correction - 41:49 Foul by John Nutter on Luke Murphy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Artell.
  • 41:49 John Nutter concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
  • 41:19 Danny Jackman has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 39:44 Byron Moore is ruled offside. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.
  • 38:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Adebayo Akinfenwa. David Artell takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:43 Shot from 35 yards by Curtis Weston missed to the left of the net.
  • 36:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Artell on Garry Richards. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
  • 35:21 Danny Shelley fouled by Kevin Maher, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
  • 34:33 Garry Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on David Artell. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
  • 33:54 Lee Bell challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Maher restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:37 Danny Jackman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 27:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Richards on Byron Moore. Matt Tootle takes the direct free kick. Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor. Kevin Maher has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
  • 27:17 Booking The referee books Garry Richards for unsporting behaviour.
  • 25:53 GOAL - Tony SinclairCrewe 1 - 0 Gillingham Tony Sinclair concedes an own goal. Crewe 1-0 Gillingham.
  • 22:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Moore on Barry Fuller. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 19:45 Short corner worked by Danny Jackman, Curtis Weston takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in. Danny Shelley takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.
  • 17:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mat Mitchel-King by Curtis Weston. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
  • 16:25 Substitution Tony Sinclair comes on in place of Simon King.
  • 15:52 Effort from the edge of the box by Danny Shelley goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 7:03 Danny Shelley produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right. The official flags Byron Moore offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 6:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Simon King. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 12 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 29 22 55
2 Shrewsbury 31 19 51
3 Wycombe 28 9 50
4 Rotherham 30 13 47
5 Bury 28 17 46
6 Gillingham 31 6 46
7 Port Vale 29 7 45
8 Oxford Utd 30 1 43
9 Crewe 29 12 42
10 Torquay 27 10 39
11 Southend 28 3 39
12 Cheltenham 30 -4 39
13 Lincoln City 28 -12 37
14 Northampton 28 -3 36
15 Stevenage 28 5 35
16 Aldershot 29 -7 35
17 Bradford 29 -10 34
18 Accrington 26 -2 33
19 Morecambe 29 -7 33
20 Hereford 28 -9 32
21 Macclesfield 27 -13 29
22 Burton Albion 23 0 28
23 Stockport 31 -36 28
24 Barnet 30 -21 26


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