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Gillingham 0-1 Preston North End

In-form Preston North End made it five wins in succession after brushing aside struggling Gillingham.

Paul Huntington headed in Chris Humphrey's cross at the back post for the game's only goal.

Preston quartet Joe Garner, Paul Gallagher, Callum Robinson and Jack King all hit the woodwork but they could not add to their tally.

And Gallagher was forced to clear John Egan's header off the line to ensure the win after late Gills pressure.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 6Legge
  • 4EganBooked at 90mins
  • 3Martin
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forGermanat 77'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forDackat 72'minutes
  • 24Dickenson
  • 9KedwellSubstituted forNorrisat 77'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 2Fish
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 22Hare
  • 23Dack
  • 30Bywater
  • 32Staunton

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 3Laird
  • 22King
  • 23Huntington
  • 16BuchananBooked at 71mins
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forReidat 73'minutes
  • 31Browne
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 12Gallagher
  • 14Garner
  • 27RobinsonSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Davies
  • 11Holmes
  • 17Reid
  • 19Welsh
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 30Brownhill
  • 33Ryan
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
4,632

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Preston North End 1.

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

John Egan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by John Egan (Gillingham).

Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Callum Robinson.

Attempt missed. Gavin Hoyte (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Antonio German replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Danny Kedwell.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kyel Reid replaces Chris Humphrey.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Scott Laird.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Josh Pritchard.

Booking

David Buchanan (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

Hand ball by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

Hand ball by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Pritchard (Gillingham).

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Preston North End 1. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1495030151532
2Peterborough148242214826
3Preston1274123111225
4MK Dons1272327151223
5Notts County136522012823
6Sheff Utd137242118323
7Swindon1264225151022
8Oldham145722116522
9Rochdale136252315820
10Chesterfield135442320319
11Fleetwood145451513219
12Bradford145451818019
13Crawley145271323-1017
14Colchester144461920-116
15Leyton Orient133641515015
16Barnsley134362022-215
17Doncaster124261220-814
18Port Vale143471723-613
19Gillingham143471320-713
20Coventry143471523-813
21Yeovil143471223-1113
22Crewe144191230-1813
23Walsall142661115-412
24Scunthorpe143381728-1112
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