Leeds United took the lead with a goal by Seb Carole on 28 minutes but Jermaine Beckford and Tresor Kandol were sent off for silly infringements and left Leeds with only nine men.
The bizarre decisions of the referee seemed to favour Gillingham. He clearly ignored shirt grabbing and niggling fouls by the out-played Gills and concentrated on minor dissent infringements by the Leeds strike duo and three others.
Leeds looked like scoring a dozen until the sendings off, which meant the whites had to quickly change things around and battle to defend the one goal lead. This they did comfortably until the very last minute when the Gills equalised. United were clearly in a different class.
It is disappointing that their 100% start to the season has ended but what can you do when the referee is playing for the other side.
Gillingham 1 Leeds United 1