Gillingham 1-2 Port Vale- Match Report
Report of match 12th January 2013
Gillingham 1-2 Port Vale- Match Report.
Hughes nets Vale winner to down Gills
Port Vale leapfrogged Gillingham to go top of League Two with a 2-1 victory at Priestfield.
Lee Hughes claimed the winning goal on his Vale debut, although the final touch following a goalmouth scramble may have gone in off Gills defender Adam Barrett.
Hughes' strike partner Tom Pope had given the Valiants a fourth-minute lead, heading past Stuart Nelson following a pin-point Adam Yates cross for his 24th league goal of the season.
Danny Kedwell pulled one back for the hosts less than 60 seconds after Hughes' 20th-minute finish.
It was Gillingham who had the better of the chances despite trailing at the break, with Chris Neal saving from Myles Weston and Kedwell's near-post flick almost crossing the line.
In the second half Pope and Hughes, signed from Notts County this week, showed good signs of an understanding as each teed up the other for efforts at goal.
As the hosts chased an equaliser in vain, Neal saved brilliantly from Charlie Lee's header while Weston fired over.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 12th January 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Priestfield|
|1 - 2||Port Vale
|7||Chris Whelpdale (Lee 74)|
|4||Jack Payne (Gregory 63)|
|20||Deon Burton (Birchall 63)|
|8||Charlie Lee (Whelpdale 74)|
|17||Adam Birchall (Burton 63)|
|28||Steven Gregory (Payne 63)|
|9||Jennison Myrie-Williams (Andrew 75)|
|10||Ashley Vincent (Taylor 80)|
|29||Lee Hughes (Williamson 74)|
|3||Robert Taylor (Vincent 80)|
|16||Calvin Andrew (Myrie-Williams 75)|
|19||Ben Williamson (Hughes 74)|
|Gillingham cards shown|
|Port Vale cards shown|
|36 mins||Lee Hughes||Unsporting behaviour|
|82 mins||Darren Purse||Unsporting behaviour|