Date: 17th August 2015 at 5:13pm
Written by: VitalGills

Gillingham’s unbeaten start to the League 1 season continued with a draw against Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday.

A lead couldn’t be held this time though as a first half goal apiece decided the outcome of this game with Edinburgh having to be content with a one-one draw.

Gillingham had a chance to take the lead when a Duffy back pass was picked up by Alnwick, giving the Gills an indirect freekick in the area, which Norris teed up to Dack (17) who smashed the ball into the roof of the net for yet another goal!

The hosts equalised before the break when Dodds (35) fired past ‘keeper Nelson, who was expected to leave Priestfield this summer, to bring Vale a share of the points.

These were the match highlights.

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The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Saturday 15th August
Barnsley 1-0 Burton Alb
Blackpool 0-2 Rochdale
Bradford 1-1 Shrewsbury
Bury 2-2 Swindon
Millwall 0-4 Coventry
Oldham 1-0 Fleetwood
Peterboro 2-1 Colchester
Port Vale 1-1 Gillingham
Scunthorpe 2-0 Crewe
Sheff Utd 2-0 Chesterfld
Southend 0-2 Walsall

Sunday 16th August
Wigan 0-0 Doncaster

Looking at these results the stand out one was definitely the Coventry win at Millwall, with Blackpool’s misery continuing with Rochdale beating them at Bloomfield Road.

Coventry, who have started the season well, look to have a real goalscorer on their hands with Newcastle teenage loanee striker Armstrong taking his tally up to four-goals for the club in the opening week included two at the Den on Saturday in this four-nil win for the Sky Blues.

All of that after Millwall missed an early penalty chance to take the lead!

Blackpool, even at this stage, look likely to be a stone that continues to sink following Premier League relegation a few years back and Championship relegation last season, just five-years ago they topped the Premier League however it’s looking ominous that a place in League 2 next season already awaits them….

Gillingham are back in action this midweek with a game against Bradford at Valley Parade as the League 1 season continues.


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