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St James Park, Exeter (ATT 5,761) 28th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Bratt

Exeter Exeter City vs Gillingham Gillingham

Exeter 1

R Duffy (68)

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Gillingham 1

S Lewis (70)

Gills peg back Grecians

Lewis cancels out Duffy's opener

Last Updated: 28/12/09 5:45pm

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Lewis: Secured a point

Lewis: Secured a point

League One strugglers Exeter and Gillingham had to settle for a point apiece as they drew 1-1 in a scrappy encounter at St James' Park.

The visitors dominated the first half, but were let down by some poor finishing. Simeon Jackson, Stuart Lewis and Dennis Oli were all presented with good chances but failed to hit the target.

Exeter were grateful to goalkeeper Paul Jones for keeping the scores level when he made a brilliant one-handed stop, diving to his left to keep out Rashid Yussuff's powerful header.

Lack of quality

The Grecians threatened rarely with two Marcus Stewart shots, both of which deflected wide, and a low Ryan Harley drive all they could manage in a first half distinctly lacking in quality.

The deadlock was finally broken after 68 minutes when Richard Duffy tried his luck from distance and his shot took a wicked deflection before nestling in the net.

But Exeter's lead lasted two minutes as Gillingham responded with a Lewis drive from the edge of the box that flew into the top corner.

Exeter came closest to winning it, but Alex Russell was denied when his long range shot came back off the upright.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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