We take a trip down memory lane to recall some memorable moments against the Valiants
Gills: Julian, Fuller, Lawrence, Gowling, Nutter, Martin (Barcham 54), Weston (Bentley 62), Maher, Spiller, McDonald, Akinfenwa (S Payne 82).
McDonald registered a second before the interval, before Bayo Akinfenwa joined in the action by getting one of his own on the hour mark to seal a convincing victory.
Andy Hessenthaler’s side burst out of the blocks in this particular game with Cody McDonald opening the scoring within the first 60 seconds, and this set the tone for the afternoon with Vale rarely threatening the goal of Alan Julian.
December 28 2010 – Gillingham 3-0 Port Vale
Gills: Nelson, Fish, Martin, Flanagan, Jackman (Allen 79), Barrett, Wright, Whelpdale, Montrose (Frampton 60), Burton, Findley (Kedwell 50).
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The defence stood firm and resisted any pressure they were put under to claim all three points.
In a game which the visitors controlled from start to finish, Chris Whelpdale and Deon Burton grabbed both goals in the first half to give Vale a mountain to climb.
The Gills travelled to Vale Park as league leaders looking to prevent their closest challengers from taking top spot.
Saturday September 22 2012 – Port Vale 0-2 Gillingham
As ever we have gone through the archives and picked out some of our best moments against the Valiants.
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January 20 2009 – Port Vale 1-3 Gillingham
Nearly two years prior and the Gills, then under the management of Mark Stimson, left Staffordshire with all three points after a terrific display.
Marc Richards had given the hosts an early lead, but the Gills came storming back in the second half with Adam Miller grabbing the equalizer shortly after the interval.
Dennis Oli got the second before Simeon Jackson guaranteed victory by converting from the penalty spot.
Gills: Royce, Nutter, King, Bentley, Weston, Lewis, Miller, Barcham, Oli, Mulligan (Southall 46), Jackson.
April 21 2007 – Gillingham 3-2 Port Vale
A five goal thriller was played out at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, with an almost certain home win after 78 minutes thrown in to doubt with two late efforts from the visitors.
A brace from Michael Flynn shortly after the interval followed up an Ian Cox effort late in the first half, which had seemingly guaranteed victory for Ronnie Jepson’s team.
However Vale threw caution to the wind, and with 12 minutes to go got one back when Dan Whitaker struck to reduce the deficit, and then in injury time Leon Constantine slotted home a penalty to set up a nail-biting last few moments.
Gills hung on though to record the win, to the relief of the crowd and the management.
Gills: Royce, Jackman, Chorley, Easton, Cox, Southall, Crofts, Spiller, Flynn, Bentley, Mulligan (McDonald 42).
December 10 2005 – Gillingham 3-0 Port Vale
Jepson, just a month in to the job, led the Gills to a comfortable win against the Valiants just a few weeks before the New Year.
The visitors went down to ten men within the first quarter of an hour when Tony Dinning was shown the red card. Gills took advantage with Neil Harris opening the scoring just before the half time break.
The fans got behind the team and Matt Jarvis responded by netting a brace to ensure there was no way back for Vale.
Gills: Brown, Jackman, Cox Williams (Spiller 63), Johnson, Jarvis, Wallis, Flynn, Crofts (Hessenthaler 78), Fobi-Edusei (Grant 84), Harris.
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