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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,394) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Gillingham Gillingham vs Walsall Walsall

Gillingham 2

C McDonald (46, 90+2)

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Walsall 2

R Sawyers (62)
J Gray (90)

Last-gasp McDonald rescues Gills

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:35pm

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Cody McDonald: Secured a draw

Cody McDonald: Secured a draw

Cody McDonald scored an injury-time equaliser as Gillingham came from behind to draw 2-2 with Walsall.

McDonald opened the scoring for the hosts just 21 seconds into the second half, hitting an unstoppable overhead kick from the edge of the box following Jake Hessenthaler's cross.

Gills midfielder Chris Whelpdale volleyed on to the crossbar shortly after McDonald's opener, while leading scorer Danny Kedwell's header helped a Whelpdale throw-in on to the woodwork.

Romaine Sawyers levelled the game 16 minutes after the opener, converting at the second attempt after Leon Legge had blocked his first shot from James Baxendale's cross.

Then Julian Gray, who had only been on the pitch for five minutes, capitalised on a mistake from Callum Davies to volley the visitors into a 90th-minute lead.

However, the Gills struck back immediately, as McDonald slotted home from close range after a darting run.

The striker almost won the game in the third minute of stoppage time, but Saddlers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell brilliantly saved with his feet.

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3 Swindon Town 9 18
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6 Preston North End 9 16
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8 Chesterfield 9 15
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12 Crawley Town 10 13
13 Gillingham 10 12
14 Coventry City 10 12
15 Yeovil Town 10 12
16 Notts County 9 11
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 9 4