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  • Date:23 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:KRBS Priestfield Stadium
  • McDonald (79)
  • Nicholson (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

94:05 +4.05

A goal is scored by Kevin Nicholson from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-1 Torquay.Matthew Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee.

92:45 +2.45

Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Spiller. Danny Spiller restarts play with the free kick.

91:14 +1.14

Red card for Lee Mansell.

89:33

The referee cautions Lee Mansell for unsporting behaviour. Martin Gritton booked. Unfair challenge on Danny Spiller by Lee Mansell results in a free kick. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.

88:33

Lee Mansell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Payne. Direct free kick taken by Danny Spiller.

85:11

Billy Kee receives a caution. Matthew Lawrence fouled by Billy Kee, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.

83:05

Booking for Chris Robertson for unsporting behaviour. Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oli. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

82:20

Mark Bentley replaces Chris Palmer.

81:43

Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Palmer from left wing.

80:59

Martin Gritton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Elliot Benyon.

79:48

Cody McDonald gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Torquay.Assist on the goal came from Danny Spiller.

79:30

Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot.

78:33

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.

75:20

Corner taken by Chris Palmer.

72:44

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Chris Zebroski goes over the bar.

69:34

Jack Payne produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

69:09

Joe Oastler goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Payne by Joe Oastler. Direct free kick taken by John Nutter.

68:21

Danny Spiller has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

66:55

Effort on goal by Billy Kee from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

64:40

Danny Spiller is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Maher.

63:48

Billy Kee is brought on as a substitute for Romone Rose. Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Cody McDonald goes wide of the left-hand post.

61:33

Unfair challenge on Guy Branston by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Joe Oastler restarts play with the free kick.

58:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Joe Oastler. Cody McDonald has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance made by Joe Oastler.

56:03

Handball decision goes against Joe Oastler. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

54:40

Eunan O'Kane goes off and Ashley Hemmings comes on. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence.

53:10

Unfair challenge on Dennis Oli by Mark Ellis results in a free kick. Kevin Maher delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Guy Branston.

52:26

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, clearance by Guy Branston.

51:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa by Mark Ellis. John Nutter takes the free kick.

51:23

Shot from just outside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa misses to the right of the target.

46:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Nicholson from the right by-line, clearance made by Cody McDonald.

45:37

Shot by Chris Zebroski.

41:26

Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, save by Scott Bevan.

40:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Cody McDonald. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

36:03

Unfair challenge on Dennis Oli by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Chris Palmer restarts play with the free kick.

34:56

Effort from outside the box by Chris Palmer goes wide right of the target.

30:19

Unfair challenge on Matthew Lawrence by Eunan O'Kane results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence.

29:29

Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, save by Scott Bevan.

29:10

Cody McDonald takes a shot from 6 yards. Save made by Scott Bevan.

28:20

Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Curtis Weston. Foul by Elliot Benyon on Matthew Lawrence, free kick awarded. Matthew Lawrence takes the direct free kick.

27:09

Chris Palmer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

25:16

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line.

24:40

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

23:11

Matthew Lawrence fouled by Romone Rose, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Sinclair takes the free kick.

21:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Oastler by Barry Fuller. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

18:43

Dennis Oli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.

18:15

Romone Rose has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

16:31

Kevin Nicholson takes a corner.

13:01

Long range effort from Chris Palmer misses to the left of the target.

10:06

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.

9:21

Jack Payne takes a shot. Save by Scott Bevan.

7:48

Lee Mansell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The ball is sent over by Chris Palmer, Header from deep inside the area by Cody McDonald goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

6:46

Unfair challenge on Elliot Benyon by Matthew Lawrence results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Kevin Maher.

4:20

Kevin Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, Joe Oastler takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.

4:02

Romone Rose takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.

2:11

Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Maher.

1:53

Dennis Oli takes a shot. Clearance by Kevin Nicholson.

0:44

Chris Zebroski handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

The game kicks-off.

The referee blows for half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

Match Preview

Trio could be back for Gills Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler is hoping to have three key players back for the visit of Torquay. Strikers Adebayo Akinfenwa and Cody McDonald have returned to training after shaking off knocks but it is not known whether Saturday's game could come too soon for the two frontmen. If both strikers do fail to make the squad, Dennis Oli will be the lone-striker once again. Danny Spiller has also returned to training and could be among the Gills substitutes while striker Mark McCammon is definitely ruled out by a recurrence of an ankle injury. Stefan Payne is pushing for a start after impressing in recent reserve team outings while Danny Jackman could return to the squad if he shakes off an ankle knock in time. Torquay manager Paul Buckle has no fresh injury concerns. He could welcome back Danny Senda for the trip to Priestfield after he recovered from a thigh strain and resumed training this week. Midfielder Lloyd Macklin signed a new contract in midweek and could be given a starting place as a reward while striker Martin Gritton may come into the attacking fold after scoring on reserve duty earlier this week. Joe Oastler will be looking for his first start since joining the Gulls from QPR on loan while Damon Lathrope is unavailable with an ankle injury. Former captain Nicky Wroe is likely to be left out of the squad again after he rejected a new contract at Plainmoor and placed on the transfer list.

Formation:442Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Buckle

Torquay

  • Alan Julian
  • Barry Fuller
  • Matthew Lawrence
  • Tony Sinclair
  • John Nutter
  • Kevin Maher
  • Jack Payne
  • Curtis Weston
  • Chris Palmer
  • Cody McDonald
  • Dennis Oli
  • SUBS
  • Lance Cronin
  • Mark Bentley
  • Josh Gowling
  • Danny Spiller
  • Bruce Inkango
  • Stefan Payne
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa

Home

Away

Match Report

Gulls stun Gills Kevin Nicholson snatched a point with a last-gasp equaliser for 10-man Torquay as they earned a 1-1 draw at Gillingham. Nicholson drilled home a free-kick with the last kick of the game just as the Gulls looked set to lose to Cody McDonald's late strike. Both sides looked to attack from the off and within the opening 10 minutes both Romone Rose and Joe Oastler had goalbound efforts blocked for the visitors, Jack Payne going close for the Gills. McDonald went close to giving Gillingham the lead on the half-hour, his close-range stab pushed away by Scott Bevan. And Bevan was in action again minutes before the break, blocking Chris Palmer's low drive. Into the second half and Chris Zebroski was inches from giving Torquay an immediate lead, his volley rattling the crossbar. Neither side looked as though they could break the deadlock after that, but that all changed with 80 minutes gone, McDonald volleying home Danny Spiller's cross seconds after Adebayo Akinfenwa had headed against the bar. Torquay also saw Lee Mansell dismissed for simulation before Nicholson's heroics.

Form Guide

    LWDLWD
  • Gillingham
  • VS
  • Torquay
  • DLLDDL

Last Meetings

  • Torquay
  • 0 - 0
  • Gillingham
  • 12/03/1996
  • Gillingham
  • 2 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 10/02/1996
  • Torquay
  • 3 - 1
  • Gillingham
  • 06/05/1995
  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Torquay
  • 08/10/1994
  • Torquay
  • 0 - 1
  • Gillingham
  • 05/03/1994
  • Gillingham
  • 2 - 2
  • Torquay
  • 11/09/1993

Top Scorers

Gillingham

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

Torquay

  • C Zebroski 6
  • E Benyon 4
  • M Ellis 2
  • K Nicholson 1
  • D Stevens 1
  • C Robertson 1
  • E O'Kane 1

Goals

Gillingham

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Torquay

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 18
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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