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Gillingham 2-1 Peterborough United

Cody McDonald
Gillingham's Cody McDonald was on target twice against Peterborough

Cody McDonald's 50th Gillingham goal condemned high-flying Peterborough to their first away defeat of the season.

The striker gave the Gills the lead by heading home Jake Hessenthaler's cross.

A fluke goal from Jon Taylor levelled the game on the stroke of half-time, when a cross-turned-shot looped in over on-loan Gills keeper Stephen Bywater.

Joe Newell hit a post for the visitors, but McDonald won it by converting from the penalty spot four minutes from time after Christian Burgess handled.

Gillingham move to within two points of the play-off places, while Peterborough still lie second but are now four points behind leaders Bristol City.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Bywater
  • 5Hause
  • 15Morris
  • 3Martin
  • 4Egan
  • 23Dack
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 69minsSubstituted forLinganziat 73'minutes
  • 7LoftSubstituted forPritchardat 73'minutes
  • 11McGlashan
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDickensonat 80'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 16Linganzi
  • 18Pritchard
  • 20Davies
  • 24Dickenson

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 22Almeida SantosBooked at 76mins
  • 5Baldwin
  • 2SmithBooked at 75mins
  • 21BurgessBooked at 85mins
  • 8PayneBooked at 24mins
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forNewellat 45'minutes
  • 30Maddison
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forFerdinandat 70'minutes
  • 9JamesSubstituted forWashingtonat 77'minutes
  • 12Vassell

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 11McCann
  • 14Washington
  • 17Newell
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 20McEvoy
  • 32Grant
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,819

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1.

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Luke Norris.

Foul by Josh Pritchard (Gillingham).

Michael Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Luke James.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Peterborough United).

Booking

Michael Smith (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Amine Linganzi replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Doug Loft.

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Jon Taylor because of an injury.

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Aaron Morris.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City86201541120
2Peterborough8512138516
3Chesterfield7421138514
4MK Dons74121510513
5Bradford84131210213
6Sheff Utd741297213
7Swindon7331128412
8Coventry8332109112
9Fleetwood732264211
10Gillingham83231112-111
11Rochdale8314159610
12Preston7241129310
13Oldham824299010
14Crawley8314410-610
15Notts County72327619
16Yeovil8233912-39
17Barnsley6222121118
18Doncaster722369-38
19Leyton Orient714267-17
20Walsall8143610-47
21Scunthorpe8215718-117
22Colchester8125913-45
23Port Vale8125815-75
24Crewe7115715-84
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