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Gillingham 2-3 Chesterfield

Jimmy Ryan
Ryan's 69th-minute winner was his second league goal of the season

Jimmy Ryan struck the winner as Chesterfield edged a five-goal thriller to beat Gillingham and claim their first away league victory since August.

Sam Clucas put the visitors ahead from an acute angle and the Spireites doubled their advantage when Leon Legge diverted a cross into his own net.

However, the Gills drew level with two goals in three minutes as Cody McDonald and John Egan headed in.

Ryan settled the game with a well-executed volley with 21 minutes left.

McDonald should have made it 3-3 with the last kick of the match, but volleyed wide from 12 yards when through on goal.

Chesterfield assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Richardson on Gillingham v Chesterfield

"Any points away from home are precious, thankfully we got them today.

"We came out after half-time and created two or three really good chances where I thought we could have finished them off. If it finished 3-0 or 4-0 it would have been a very good day for us.

"Credit to Gillingham, they put some good players on, made good changes and put us on the back foot a little bit.

"But our lads came through it and finished strong, with Jimmy getting a great goal in the end."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 6Legge
  • 4Egan
  • 5EhmerBooked at 70mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 7Loft
  • 21Doughty
  • 23DackSubstituted forMcGlashanat 54'minutes
  • 3Martin
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forKedwellat 72'minutes
  • 24DickensonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Kedwell
  • 10McDonald
  • 11McGlashan
  • 16Linganzi
  • 29Lennon
  • 30Bywater
  • 31Hoyte

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 23Evatt
  • 16Raglan
  • 4Hird
  • 12Clucas
  • 2Darikwa
  • 8Ryan
  • 15Humphreys
  • 11Roberts
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 18Boco

Substitutes

  • 10O'Shea
  • 17Doyle
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 31Wright
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
6,841

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Chesterfield 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Chesterfield 3.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Gillingham).

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Luke Norris.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by John Egan.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Chesterfield 3. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Chesterfield 2. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Doug Loft.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Chesterfield 2. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Doug Loft.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Sam Clucas (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Own Goal by Leon Legge, Gillingham. Gillingham 0, Chesterfield 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Chesterfield 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Chesterfield 1.

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Romuald Boco.

Attempt saved. Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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