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Burton Albion 1 – Gillingham FC 1: Victory elusive at Pirelli Stadium for both sides

Burton Albion were held to 1-1 draw by Gillingham FC down on Saturday at Pirelli Stadium. Burton Albion wanted to improve their league standing after a scoreless draw against Bolton Wanderers in their previous match. Gillingham FC were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Shrewsbury Town. As the table looks today, Burton Albion are in 7th place on the table and has 12 points while Gillingham FC sit in 19th with 6 points after 7 matches.

Gillingham FC dominated the first half, thanks to Vadaine Oliver finding the net, 18 minutes in. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Kane Hemmings equalised for Burton Albion just before half-time, which brought Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s squad level at 1-1 at the half time break Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 1-1 at full time.

As for substitutions, for Burton Albion, Daniel Jebbison, Bryn Morris and Joe Powell, came on for Kane Hemmings, Frazer Blake-Tracy and Jonny Smith, Gillingham FC brought on John Akinde, Stuart O’Keefe and Danny Lloyd to replace Charlie Kelman, Daniel Adshead and Vadaine Oliver.

The referee booked two players from Gillingham FC, Jack Tucker and Max Ehmer.

Burton Albion will next play Crewe Alexandra away, with Gillingham FC facing Milton Keynes Dons at home.

Technical card:
Burton Albion: Kane Hemmings (Daniel Jebbison, min.71), Frazer Blake-Tracy (Bryn Morris, min.81) and Jonny Smith (Joe Powell, min.90)
Gillingham FC: Vadaine Oliver (Danny Lloyd, min.90), Jack Tucker, Max Ehmer, Charlie Kelman (John Akinde, min.66) and Daniel Adshead (Stuart O’Keefe, min.89)
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Goals: Vadaine Oliver (0-1, min. 18) and Kane Hemmings (1-1, min. 46)

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