Chesterfield 3-3 Gillingham: Match Report

27 September 2016 09:34

Gillingham strike back to rescue point in six-goal Chesterfield thriller

Jay Emmannuel-Thomas scored two second-half penalties as Gillingham came from behind to shatter Chesterfield with a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a 3-3 draw at the Proact Stadium.

Gillingham were caught cold in the second minute when Jon Nolan whipped in a free-kick from the right and Conor Wilkinson headed in from eight yards.

Chesterfield were causing problems down the flanks but Gillingham created little until the 32nd minute when Jay Emmannuel-Thomas was denied from 10 yards by Tom Anderson's block.

The visitors went further behind in the 52nd minute after Mark Byrne tripped Nolan and Dennis fired the spot-kick past Stuart Nelson's right hand.

Emmanuel-Thomas pulled one back with a 65th-minute penalty after Deji Oshilaja was pulled back by Anderson but Wilkinson lifted the ball over Nelson in the 72nd minute to make it 3-1.

Emmanuel-Thomas netted a second penalty after Scott Wagstaff was tripped by Laurence Maguire put Gillingham back in it and Scott Wagstaff tapped in four minutes into added time to complete the comeback.

Source: PA