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No joy for either side on Derby day

Gillingham manager Martin Allen arrives for the midweek match Photo: PA Wire

Watched by nearly 1,000 of their own supporters Gillingham broke a 40 year record to stay top of League Two, whilst Aldershot maintained their unbeaten run under their new manager as both sides shared the points.

After a scrappy first 45 minutes Craig Reid gave the Shots an early second half lead. Gillingham failed to clear an attack and Reid rammed the ball into the top left corner. It was the first goal that Gillingham had conceded in eight and a half hours of football away from home.

Centre half Leon Legge headed the Gills level fifteen minutes from time from a Chris Whelpdale cross. Then Danny Kedwell had two great chances to put the visitors in front. His header was well saved by Jamie Young and when the ball came back to the Gillingham striker he scuffed his second effort.

Adam Barrett and Legge then both went close with headers.

Aldershot remain unbeaten in the three games since new boss Andy Scott took over last month, while the draw gives the Gills their best away run for forty years. They haven't lost in the league away from Priestfield since October,a run of ten games.

With second placed Port Vale losing at Oxford it means the Gills stretch their lead at the top of League Two to three points.

Attendance 3267 (981 from Gillingham)