Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Gillingham – BBC Sport

Gillingham were held to a draw for the fourth time in six League Two games as they secured a point at Crewe Alexandra.

Scott Kashket struck early on against his former club to give the visitors the lead, but Dan Agyei conjured a fine equalizer later in the first half in a poor game at Gresty Road.

Crewe goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo was tested in the opening minutes by a Will Wright free-kick, the Arsenal youngster managing to parry the effort around a post.

But he was caught out in the 12th minute when former Crewe players Mikael Mandron and Kashket punished his failure to deal with Wright’s corner. Mandron headed the ball on and Kashket back-heeled it in from close range.

Crewe were soon level with a superb piece of finishing from Agyei, who benefited from good work by Tariq Uwakwe and curled the ball into the bottom corner from 20 yards in the 19th minute.

Alex MacDonald then dispatched a volley a yard past a post for the visitors. But Neil Harris’ Gills were under pressure as the first half closed, with Kelvin Mellor’s towering header from a corner flying wide.

They survived too when Agyei tried another spectacular finish after Glen Morris’ clearance landed at his feet. The Gills keeper recovered his composure to push the attacker’s lob around a post.

It was the last of the goalmouth action for a long while as the game became very fractured. And it took until the closing minutes before either goal was threatened again, with Courtney Baker-Richardson off balance as he planted a header wide for Crewe.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crewe

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Okonkwo
  • 2Mella
  • 6Offord
  • 5McDonald’s
  • 3AdebisiBooked at 21minsSubstituted forFinneyat 53′minutes
  • 8Thomas
  • 20KingSubstituted forLeshabelaat 79′minutes
  • 21Uwakwe
  • 19SamboSubstituted forTabinerat 70′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Agyei
  • 9Baker-Richardson

Substitutes

  • 1Richards
  • 4Williams
  • 12Griffiths
  • 18Leshabela
  • 22Sass-Davies
  • 24Finney
  • 25Tabiner

Gillingham

formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1morris
  • 2Alexander
  • 5Ehmer
  • 4Wright
  • 17Law
  • 14McKenzie
  • 6Williams
  • 21AdelakunSubstituted forJefferiesat 88′minutes
  • 24Kashket
  • 7McDonaldSubstituted forGREENEat 73′minutes
  • 9MandronSubstituted forWalkerat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Mnoga
  • 16Jefferies
  • 19Walker
  • 22GREENE
  • 2. 3Baggott
  • 25Turner
  • 32Chambers

Referees:
Bobby Madden

Attendance:
3,809

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