Gillingham 0-2 Port Vale
Saturday 16th April 2016
Attendance: 5,887 including 153 visiting supporters
Two goals in two first half minutes saw Vale take all three points home with them on the long trip home from Kent, proving that Vale were not content to just play the remainder of the season out.
A switch in tactics saw Vale lining up with three centre backs – a change which was vindicated by the result against a home side sitting in the play-off places.
Any thoughts of the summer break were put completely to one side, with Vale turning on a thoroughly professional performance, with Ben Purkiss setting up the two goals for Ajay Leitch-Smith and skipper Carl Dickinson.
PORT VALE: Jak Alnwick, Remie Streete, Richard Duffy, Ryan McGivern, Ben Purkiss, Anthony Grant, Carl Dickinson, Michael O'Connor, Sam Foley, Louis Dodds, Ajay Leitch-Smith
SUBS: Ryan Boot, Chris Birchall, JJ Hooper, Adam Yates, Michael Brown, Sam Kelly, Byron Moore.
GILLINGHAM:Stuart Nelson, Ryan Jackson, John Egan, Max Ehmer, Deji Oshilaja, Josh Wright, Aaron Morris, Andrew Crofts, Bradley Dack, Rory Donnelly, Cody McDonald
SUBS: Glenn Morris, Jake Hessenthaler, Bradley Garmston, Jermaine McGlashan, Luke Norris, Emannuel Osadebe, Brennan Dickensen.