Hull 1-1 Gillingham: League One leaders held by Gills

Saturday 27 March 2021 17:38, UK

Substitute Olly Lee kept Gillingham in the hunt for a play-off place with a second-half equaliser in the 1-1 draw at top-of-the-table Hull.

Lee cashed in on defensive hesitancy with a powerful close-range finish after 67 minutes.

Hull had appeared to have subdued Gillingham’s rough-and-ready approach once Tom Eaves scored against his former club.

Eaves headed home Mallik Wilks’ high cross from the left of the six-yard box after just nine minutes.

The Hull striker nearly scored a second later in the first half when he flicked George Honeyman’s neat cross on to the outside of the left post.

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Grant McCann’s side also struck the crossbar after 58 minutes following Jacob Greaves’ wasteful header inside the six-yard box.

Gillingham were robust opponents from kick-off and might even have taken an early lead when Vadaine Oliver hit the base of the left-hand post after five minutes.

Hull still had several chances to extend their lead – most notably when Keane Lewis-Potter dragged wide late on.

Their profligacy in front of goal was costly as they succumbed to the visitors’ relentless aggression which led to Lee’s instinctive equaliser.

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