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Gillingham2Sheff Utd0

Gillingham 2-0 Sheffield United

Jermaine McGlashan and Cody McDonald scored late goals as Gillingham secured victory over Sheffield United in front of new boss Justin Edinburgh.

McGlashan, on as a substitute, slotted in from Max Ehmer's long ball with four minutes left.

McDonald then smashed in McGlashan's lay-off to seal the points.

Sheffield United, without a win in their last five away league games, went closest when Che Adams' early effort was tipped over.

Edinburgh, who was announced as Gillingham's new boss before kick-off, watched the game from the stands.

Gillingham caretaker coach Steve Lovell told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Gills joint caretaker Steve Lovell on Sheffield United win

"You always enjoy it when you win. All the boys, they don't give up. We've said that since we've come in. They needed that desire. There's no doubt they have the ability.

"There was certain things players weren't doing and you've got to be on top of it. They did in the second half."

"Cody McDonald has scored some great goals this year. He had a great volley against the bar and he then goes over and finishes. That's Cody all over."

Blades boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Gillingham v Blades

"I thought we played all right first half, but couldn't really see them scoring - it had a 0-0 written all over it.

"After 86 minutes [goalkeeper] Mark Howard's had a rush of blood - it was a poor kick to start with, then he's come rushing out and it's cost us the game.

"We didn't create too much but they didn't either."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 2Garmston
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forGalbraithat 45+1'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 7Loft
  • 23Dack
  • 10McDonald
  • 9MarquisBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 3Harris
  • 6Basham
  • 5Brayford
  • 18Coutts
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 63'minutes
  • 22Reed
  • 19McEveley
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forHoltat 77'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forMcNultyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Doyle
  • 12McNulty
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Turner
  • 26Freeman
  • 27Kennedy
  • 35Holt
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
5,704

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Sheffield United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Sheffield United 0. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine McGlashan.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

Louis Reed (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Sheffield United 0. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Che Adams.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt blocked. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces John Marquis.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Galbraith (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jason Holt replaces Jose Baxter.

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Egan.

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Ben Davies.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

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1Bristol City27177350222858
2Swindon28176554272757
3MK Dons28168459253456
4Preston28148642281450
5Chesterfield2811984236642
6Oldham28101083939040
7Sheff Utd2611693230239
8Rochdale261151047351238
9Bradford2710893532338
10Peterborough28115123535038
11Fleetwood29108112829-138
12Walsall2891092929037
13Doncaster279992833-536
14Port Vale29106133642-636
15Barnsley28105133741-435
16Notts County2898113035-535
17Gillingham2998123844-635
18Scunthorpe2696113742-533
19Crewe2895142851-2332
20Coventry29710122940-1131
21Colchester2877143446-1228
22Yeovil2977152341-1828
23Crawley2969142749-2227
24Leyton Orient2768133543-826
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