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Colchester United 1-2 Gillingham

Gillingham boosted their League One survival hopes with a win that leaves Colchester second from bottom in the table.

Joe Martin's close-range finish gave the Gills the lead after home defender Kaspars Gorkss had inadvertently nodded into his path.

Bradley Dack doubled the lead at the near post from Cody McDonald's cross.

Sammie Szmodics turned in Sean Clohessy's pass to reduce the deficit but the visitors held on.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20ClohessySubstituted forWattat 87'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 13Gorkss
  • 3Gordon
  • 6EastmondSubstituted forSzmodicsat 46'minutes
  • 38Fox
  • 24Moncur
  • 41HewittSubstituted forHealeyat 82'minutes
  • 21Massey
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 7Watt
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 32Lapslie
  • 42Kpekawa

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forDickensonat 75'minutes
  • 29Lennon
  • 4EganBooked at 89mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3MartinBooked at 53mins
  • 18Pritchard
  • 21Doughty
  • 23DackSubstituted forLinganziat 46'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 19NorrisBooked at 56minsSubstituted forKedwellat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Kedwell
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Linganzi
  • 24Dickenson
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
4,544

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 1, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Gillingham 2.

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

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

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

John Egan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Egan (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sanchez Watt replaces Sean Clohessy.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by John Egan.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Aaron Morris.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

Freddie Sears (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Luke Norris.

Sean Clohessy (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Luke Norris (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Kaspars Gorkss (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Joe Martin (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Elliott Hewitt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Gillingham 2. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Craig Eastmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Amine Linganzi replaces Bradley Dack because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Gillingham 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Gillingham 2.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22136339211845
2MK Dons21135348192944
3Swindon22135443222144
4Preston22135435201544
5Bradford229673026433
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Rochdale2294939291031
8Notts County218762723431
9Chesterfield228773231131
10Peterborough2293103029130
11Oldham227962933-430
12Port Vale228592931-229
13Doncaster218582327-429
14Fleetwood227692122-127
15Walsall226972022-227
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Scunthorpe217592836-826
18Gillingham226792632-625
19Coventry226792431-725
20Leyton Orient2257102934-522
21Crawley2257102136-1522
22Crewe2264121940-2122
23Colchester2255122740-1320
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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