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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:KRBS Priestfield Stadium
  • Attendance:5,364
  • McDonald (0) McDonald (36)
    Akinfenwa (59)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Mark Bentley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Dodds. Doug Loft crosses the ball, Close range header by Tommy Fraser goes over the crossbar.

93mins

Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Gowling. Barry Fuller restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Matthew Lawrence is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Marc Richards.

89mins

Louis Dodds produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

87mins

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Spiller to the near post, Strike by Stefan Payne from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

86mins

Corner taken by Tommy Fraser, clearance by Mark Bentley.

85mins

Foul by Jake Speight on Andy Barcham, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

82mins

Adebayo Akinfenwa leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Payne.

79mins

Matthew Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft. Free kick taken by Doug Loft.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Adam Yates. John Nutter takes the direct free kick.

72mins

Danny Spiller takes the inswinging corner, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

70mins

Close range effort by Andy Barcham misses to the left of the goal.

68mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Speight. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.

64mins

(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Tommy Fraser coming on for Gary Roberts. Close range header by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes over the crossbar.

62mins

(Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Mark Bentley coming on for Curtis Weston. Free kick awarded for a foul by Doug Loft on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Kevin Maher.

60mins

Adebayo Akinfenwa gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 3-0 Port Vale.

59mins

Jake Speight replaces Robert Taylor. Louis Dodds is brought on as a substitute for Justin Richards.

54mins

Andy Barcham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Martin.

53mins

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Spiller, clearance made by Lee Collins.

49mins

Shot from just outside the box by Cody McDonald hits the post. Effort from close range by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes wide left of the target.

47mins

Marc Richards has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

46mins

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on John McCombe. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

45mins

Danny Spiller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

43mins

Kevin Maher is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Maher challenges Robert Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Roberts.

42mins

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on John McCombe. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

41mins

Shot from just outside the box by Doug Loft goes over the bar.

39mins

Gary Roberts fouled by Josh Gowling, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Matthew Lawrence.

39mins

Danny Spiller concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Collins. Doug Loft restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

The referee blows for offside against Justin Richards. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

37mins

Cody McDonald fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 2-0 Port Vale.Assist on the goal came from Barry Fuller.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Danny Spiller results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John McCombe.

32mins

Robert Taylor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Robert Taylor challenges Barry Fuller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Lawrence takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Curtis Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft. Adam Yates takes the free kick.

29mins

Effort from just outside the box by Doug Loft goes over the bar.

28mins

Danny Spiller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, Alan Julian makes a save.

26mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Joe Martin misses to the right of the goal.

24mins

Doug Loft fouled by Kevin Maher, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

23mins

Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

19mins

Robert Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

19mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Collins.

19mins

Lee Collins sends in a cross.

17mins

Robert Taylor has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

15mins

Marc Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Lawrence.

13mins

Adebayo Akinfenwa fouled by Gareth Owen, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence.

11mins

Adam Yates fouled by Cody McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Adam Yates. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Joe Martin results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

5mins

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth Owen.

3mins

Foul by Joe Martin on Doug Loft, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

1mins

Cody McDonald finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Port Vale.John Nutter provided the assist for the goal.

The match begins.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Gills missing injured duo Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler will be without forward Dennis Oli and midfielder Jack Payne for the visit of title contenders Port Vale. Oli continues to struggle with a hamstring problem despite a nine-minute cameo against Macclesfield last time out, while 19-year-old Payne is out after suffering ankle damage in training whilst working his way back to fitness from a broken foot. The Gills will also be without defender Tony Sinclair, who faces six weeks on the sidelines after it was discovered during a precautionary scan that he had a broken foot, while midfielder Chris Palmer is struggling with a knee problem. However, Adebayo Akinfenwa may shake off a groin injury to play his part as Gillingham look to extend a run of three consecutive wins - all on the road - which has seen them move away from the relegation zone in npower League Two. Port Vale boss Micky Adams will make a late check on defender Gareth Owen. Owen was forced off after only 30 minutes of the 1-0 defeat to Morecambe two-and-a-half weeks ago, but could recover in time to feature in the squad. However, highly-rated Lee Collins replaced Owen at the Globe Arena on his return from shin splints and will be vying for a starting berth this time out, leaving Adams with a decision to make. Vale have no other injury or suspension worries as they attempt to regain the form that saw them go unbeaten in 11 games previous to the defeat. Winger Lewis Haldane is pushing for a place in the starting line-up following his lively substitute appearance against the the Shrimps.

Formation:442Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

  • Alan Julian
  • Barry Fuller
  • Matthew Lawrence
  • Josh Gowling
  • John Nutter
  • Danny Spiller
  • Kevin Maher
  • Curtis Weston
  • Joe Martin
  • Cody McDonald
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • SUBS
  • Lance Cronin
  • Simon King
  • Mark Bentley
  • Andy Barcham
  • Luke Rooney
  • Danny Jackman
  • Stefan Payne

Home

Away

Match Report

McDonald double downs Vale Port Vale missed the chance to return to the top of League Two as Cody McDonald's double helped Gillingham to a 3-0 win. Despite not having won at home since early October, the Kent side were full of confidence thanks to three straight away victories and it took McDonald just 34 seconds to open the scoring. The on-loan Norwich man got his second goal after 37 minutes to take his season's tally to eight before strike partner Adebayo Akinfenwa netted after the break. Vale made the worst possible start as John Nutter's deflected pass found McDonald who turned and fired home from the edge of the area. And the visitors found themselves 2-0 down when Akinfenwa released Barry Fuller down the right and his low cross was turned in at the far post by McDonald. McDonald nearly had his hat-trick moments after the break when his low 20-yard shot stuck the post. Despite missing the rebound Akinfenwa made amends on the hour mark when Matt Lawrence's blocked shot fell kindly to him and he lashed the ball home.

Form Guide

    LLLWWW
  • Gillingham
  • VS
  • Port Vale
  • WDDWWL

Last Meetings

  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 0
  • Gillingham
  • 16/10/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 3
  • Gillingham
  • 20/01/2009
  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 27/09/2008
  • Port Vale
  • 3 - 1
  • Gillingham
  • 21/03/1959
  • Gillingham
  • 0 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 01/11/1958

Top Scorers

Gillingham

  • C McDonald 6
  • A Akinfenwa 4
  • C Palmer 3
  • M Bentley 2
  • D Spiller 2
  • J Gowling 1
  • J Payne 1

Port Vale

  • M Richards 6
  • J Richards 3
  • L Dodds 3
  • J McCombe 2
  • G Roberts 2
  • S Rigg 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • G Owen 1
  • J Speight 1
  • L Collins 1

Goals

Gillingham

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Port Vale

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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