• FT

    Accrington

    1

    Aldershot

    0

  • FT

    Barnet

    0

    Rotherham

    0

  • FT

    Bristol Rov

    0

    Fleetwood To

    0

  • FT

    Morecambe

    2

    Plymouth

    3

  • FT

    Northampton

    0

    Chesterfield

    0

  • FT

    Oxford Utd

    0

    Bradford

    2

  • FT

    Port Vale

    0

    Gillingham

    2

  • FT

    Rochdale

    2

    Dag & Red

    2

  • FT

    Southend

    2

    Exeter

    1

  • FT

    Torquay

    1

    Burton

    1

  • FT

    Wycombe

    0

    AFC Wimbledo

    1

  • FT

    York

    0

    Cheltenham

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Vale Park, England

Referee: Darren Bond | Attendance: 6978

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0 - 2

FT

Gillingham

  • Deon Burton 11'
  • Chris Whelpdale 25'

Gills ease to Vale victory

Early goals from evergreen striker Deon Burton and Chris Whelpdale gave Gillingham a comfortable 2-0 victory in their top of the table battle at Port Vale.

The Gills made all the early running and Vale survived a couple of scares before the much-travelled Burton, who will be 36 next month, opened the scoring in the 11th minute.

Debutant Robbie Findley, on loan from Nottingham Forest, chipped a cross from the right byline and Burton made no mistake with a six-yard header at the far post.

Burton and Findley proved too much for Vale's cumbersome defenders and Whelpdale cracked a second for the Gills in the 25th minute.

Whelpdale's run to the right of the penalty area went unchecked and he drove a 14-yard shot into the roof of the net from Danny Jackman's pass.

Sam Morsy, Tom Pope and Jennison Myrie-Williams all threatened as a shell-shocked Vale finally woke from their slumber as half-time approached.

Gillingham were content to protect their lead in the second half and did so in comfort, apart from a 68th-minute free-kick from Myrie-Williams which clipped the top of the crossbar.

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Scoring Summary

  • Port Vale
  • Gillingham
 

Match Stats

  • Port Vale
  • Gillingham
7(2) Shots (on goal) 2(2)
7 Fouls 8
6 Corner kicks 5
0 Offsides 0
58% Time of Possession 42%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 1

Teams

  • Port Vale
  • Gillingham
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Robert Taylor (90 + 4')
John McCombe (17')