February 12, 2013
Gills miss chance to go top
Gillingham missed the chance to leapfrog Port Vale at the top of npower League Two following a 0-0 draw at York City.
It was the Minstermen who threatened first through loan signing Michael Rankine as his header from Jon Challinor's long ball was well gathered by Stuart Nelson.
The Gills fired back and wasted a glorious chance with Cody McDonald shooting wide from an acute angle, despite having Deon Burton in space inside the area.
Prior to half time, Rankine was denied once again as his header from Ashley Chambers' corner was blocked on the line by Leon Legge.
After a quiet opening period, Gillingham almost took the lead but Michael Ingham tipped Andy Frampton's long range effort past the post.
The Gills then missed the chance of the match as McDonald headed wide in the area following a terrific delivery from Joe Martin.
In the closing minutes, the Gills thought they had grabbed the win, but Charlie Lee struck the crossbar from distance with his first touch of the match.
|24 Michael Ingham||1 Stuart Nelson|
|6 Daniel Parslow||12 Andy Frampton|
|32 Curtis Obeng||26 Adam Barrett|
|16 Jamal Fyfield||6 Leon Legge|
|22 Jack O'Connell||3 Joseph Martin|
|8 Scott Kerr||2 Matt Fish|
|29 John McGrath||10 Anton Robinson|
|20 Jon Challinor||7 Chris Whelpdale|
|17 Matty Blair||14 Charlie Allen|
|25 Michael Rankine||20 Deon Burton|
|10 Ashley Chambers||29 Cody McDonald|
|1 Paul Musselwhite||Tommy Forecast 21|
|27 Tom Allen||Callum Davies 15|
|33 Alex Rodman||Steven Gregory 28|
|19 Michael Potts||Myles Weston 24|
|26 Patrick McLaughlin||Charlie Lee 8|
|9 Jason Walker||Bradley Dack 18|
|21 Ben Everson||Adam Birchall 17|
|Alex Rodman for Jon Challinor (76)||Myles Weston for Charlie Allen (46)|
|Patrick McLaughlin for Ashley Chambers (81)||Adam Birchall for Deon Burton (64)|
|Charlie Lee for Anton Robinson (85)|
|Joseph Martin (26)|
|Matt Fish (53)|
|· Squads: York City | Gillingham|