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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vale Park
  • Attendance:4,027
  • Dodds (80)
    Rigg (80) Richards - pen (89)
  • Whelpdale (45)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Doug Loft concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Essam. Doug Loft receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

93mins

Marc Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

89mins

Penalty awarded for a foul by Jack Evans on Marc Richards. Penalty taken right-footed by Marc Richards and scored. Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham.

87mins

Foul by Jack Payne on Chris Shuker, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Marshall, comfortable save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

85mins

Corner taken by Danny Jackman.

85mins

Shot by Gavin Tomlin. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Doug Loft, Sean Rigg fires in a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-1 Gillingham.Assist by Doug Loft.

80mins

Gavin Tomlin fouled by Gareth Owen, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Tomlin.

78mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Shuker.

77mins

Jo Kuffour leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Martin.

76mins

Corner taken by Danny Jackman.

74mins

Doug Loft concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Jackman. Free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

73mins

Danny Kedwell has an effort at goal. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

71mins

Effort on goal by Marc Richards from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

71mins

Corner taken by Chris Shuker.

70mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Shuker, save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

70mins

Sean Rigg takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Jackman.

69mins

Doug Loft has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a brilliant save.

68mins

Effort from 20 yards by Danny Kedwell. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

67mins

The referee blows for offside. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick.

65mins

Paul Marshall takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Simon King.

64mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Shuker by Danny Jackman. Paul Marshall has an effort direct from the free kick, Paulo Gazzaniga makes a fantastic save.

59mins

(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Chris Shuker coming on for Ben Williamson.

59mins

(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Gareth Owen coming on for Clayton McDonald.

59mins

Paul Marshall is brought on as a substitute for Sam Morsy.

57mins

Marc Richards fouled by Simon King, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Morsy.

53mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy, Paulo Gazzaniga makes a fantastic save.

53mins

Shot by Doug Loft. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a brilliant save.

52mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy from the left by-line, save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.

47mins

Centre by Gavin Tomlin, Chris Whelpdale finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Port Vale 0-1 Gillingham.Assist by Gavin Tomlin.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Jack Payne. John McCombe takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman, clearance by John McCombe.

45mins

Simon King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Williamson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Doug Loft from right wing, Simon King makes a clearance.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Sam Morsy results in a free kick. Danny Jackman delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Marc Richards.

40mins

Gavin Tomlin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

39mins

Doug Loft takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Anthony Griffith. Booking for Anthony Griffith for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Chris Whelpdale.

34mins

Marc Richards is penalised for a handball. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Chris Whelpdale takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Sam Morsy results in a free kick. Jo Kuffour takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Unfair challenge on Simon King by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton McDonald on Jo Kuffour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jo Kuffour, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

28mins

Shot by Connor Essam. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

25mins

Corner taken by Sam Morsy, Simon King manages to make a clearance. Louis Dodds challenges Gavin Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

23mins

Centre by Robert Taylor, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon King by Marc Richards. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Louis Dodds produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

15mins

Chris Whelpdale produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

12mins

Sean Rigg fouled by Jack Payne, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Richards restarts play with the free kick.

11mins

Shot by Doug Loft from outside the box goes high over the target.

Match Preview

Problems mount for Vale Port Vale's injury problems have worsened ahead of the visit of Gillingham. Adam Yates faces up to two months out with a knee injury after scans revealed the defender suffered ligament damage during the draw at Bradford in midweek. Tom Pope has been nursing a groin problem recently but he has finally succumbed and the striker will undergo surgery on Friday that will rule him out for around a month. With Yates sidelined and the versatile Lee Collins (ankle) still not fit, manager Micky Adams may be forced to play Anthony Griffith at the back. "Anthony played there when I first came to the club. While we don't want to lose his energy in midfield, we might have to put him back there," said Adams. Rob Taylor is making slow progress in his recovery from an Achilles injury and is a major doubt for Saturday, while fellow midfielders Ryan Burge (knee) and Lewis Haldane (broken leg) remain out. Captain Andy Frampton will play no part for Gillingham having been ruled out for up to six weeks. The centre-back was forced off nursing an ankle injury in the second half of Monday's 2-1 home defeat to Southend and has now been sidelined for the foreseeable future. Either fit-again Simon King or youngster Connor Essam are likely to step in. Manager Andy Hessenthaler has promised to freshen up his his side this weekend after Monday's reverse consigned the Kent club to a fifth straight defeat. Midfielder Jack Payne and right-back Jack Evans were introduced from the bench at half-time against the Shrimpers and performed admirably, putting themselves in the frame to start. Goalkeeper Ross Flitney (knee) continues to miss out along with defenders Charlie Lee (knee) and Matt Fish (ankle).

Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

Formation: 433Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

  • Stuart Tomlinson
  • Anthony Griffith
  • John McCombe
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Robert Taylor
  • Sean Rigg
  • Doug Loft
  • Louis Dodds
  • Sam Morsy
  • Marc Richards
  • Ben Williamson
  • SUBS
  • Chris Martin
  • Gareth Owen
  • Paul Marshall
  • Chris Shuker
  • Kingsley James

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Match Report

Richards on the spot for Vale Port Vale striker Marc Richards scored a 90th-minute penalty to secure a 2-1 victory over Gillingham. Richards, who was pushed to the ground by Chris Whelpdale, fired his spot-kick low to Paul Gazzaniga's left as the visiting keeper dived to his right. Vale just about edged a scrappy first-half but it was the visitors who took the lead, with Whelpdale breaking the deadlock in stoppage time. Gavin Tomlin whipped over a cross from the right and Whelpdale directed a well-placed header inside Stuart Tomlinson's right-hand post from eight yards. Vale offered little at the start of the second period and manager Micky Adams made a triple substitution just before the hour, with Gareth Owen and newcomers Paul Marshall and Chris Shuker replacing Clayton McDonald, Sam Morsy and Ben Williamson. And Marshall almost conjured a 64th-minute equaliser when his free-kick was clawed past the far post by Gillingham stopper Paul Gazzaniga. Doug Loft also tested Gazzaniga before Connor Essam flung himself to block Sean Rigg's shot as Vale finally began to up the ante. Danny Kedwell squandered a great chance to increase the visitors' advantage on the break before Vale drew level nine minutes from time. Loft crossed from the right and Rigg rose majestically to bury a perfectly placed header high inside Gazzaniga's right-hand post ahead of Richards' late winner.

Form Guide

    LLLWWD
  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Gillingham
  • LWLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 1
  • Port Vale
  • 08/10/2011
  • Gillingham
  • 3 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 28/12/2010
  • 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

Top Scorers

Port Vale

  • M Richards 8
  • S Rigg 7
  • T Pope 5
  • L Dodds 3
  • D Loft 3
  • R Taylor 2
  • B Williamson 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • A Yates 1
  • J McCombe 1
  • S Morsy 1

Gillingham

  • J Kuffour 7
  • G Tomlin 5
  • D Jackman 4
  • C Whelpdale 4
  • D Kedwell 3
  • L Montrose 3
  • D Spiller 2
  • G Richards 1
  • C Lee 1
  • J Payne 1

Goals

Port Vale

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 46
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Gillingham

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 48
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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