FA Cup - First Round
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Gillingham 1-2 Bristol City

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FA Cup: Gillingham 1-2 Bristol highlights

Bristol City edged out Gillingham in an all-League One clash to progress into the FA Cup second round.

Greg Cunningham's header opened the scoring for the visitors and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas doubled the lead with a superb 25-yard effort.

Danny Kedwell converted a late penalty for Gills after Aden Flint was penalised for handball in the area, but the hosts failed to find an equaliser.

It was City's fourth win in five ties against Gillingham in the competition.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Taylor on Gillingham v Bristol City

"I was pleased with the second half. We asked a few more questions so I was pleased with the response.

"I think the boys respected the opposition. We know they're a good team - they're not unbeaten by luck.

"The boys knew it was going to be a hard game, but it was one we could have won - that's how we approached the game.

"After the two goals the players didn't drop their heads, they kept going, they worked hard and I can't complain."

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Steve Cotterill: Bristol City boss on Gillingham FA Cup win

"Everything we could have asked for today went well, whether the penalty's a penalty or whether we kept a clean sheet or not is irrelevant in the cup anyway isn't it?

"A good performance, a different performance in each half which was warranted and was needed. The bonus side of it is when we need to dig in and need to defend we can.

"In the first half, some of our football was first class and I was really pleased with what I saw. The second half was different. They came out, they had nothing to lose and had a right go at us.

"It's always a difficult place to come and get a result, I've thought that throughout my career."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 6LeggeSubstituted forMcGlashanat 45'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 5Hause
  • 31HoyteSubstituted forDickensonat 75'minutes
  • 21Doughty
  • 7Loft
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 3Martin
  • 9Kedwell
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forGermanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fish
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 18Pritchard
  • 23Dack
  • 24Dickenson

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 6El-Abd
  • 11WagstaffSubstituted forBurnsat 74'minutes
  • 8Elliott
  • 15Freeman
  • 21Pack
  • 17Cunningham
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forWilbrahamat 86'minutes
  • 19AgardSubstituted forBryanat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 5Osborne
  • 7Smith
  • 13Richards
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Burns
  • 23Bryan
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
2,654

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Bristol City 2.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Antonio German (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Kieran Agard.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Foul by Antonio German (Gillingham).

Luke Ayling (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Bristol City 2. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Aden Flint (Bristol City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Bristol City 2. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Gavin Hoyte.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Scott Wagstaff because of an injury.

Hand ball by Antonio German (Gillingham).

Foul by Michael Doughty (Gillingham).

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Antonio German replaces Cody McDonald.

Michael Doughty (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Luke Ayling (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Kortney Hause (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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