League One
Swindon0Gillingham3

Swindon Town 0-3 Gillingham

Cody McDonald
Cody McDonald began his career at Norwich City

Swindon's League One automatic promotion hopes were dented with defeat by play-off hopefuls Gillingham.

Cody McDonald back-heeled home Doug Loft's left-wing centre to put the Gills in front at the break.

Jake Hessenthaler doubled the lead 18 seconds into the second half when he glanced in Bradley Dack's centre.

Swindon substitute Ben Gladwin struck a post with a crisp shot before McDonald crowned Gillingham's deserved victory by coolly lobbing Wes Foderingham.

The Robins slip to fourth in League One as a result of their defeat, while Gillingham climb to 12th.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1FoderinghamBooked at 64mins
  • 29BrancoBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGladwinat 73'minutes
  • 2Thompson
  • 6TurnbullBooked at 36mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 14Swift
  • 8Kasim
  • 4Luongo
  • 15Toffolo
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forHyltonat 61'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forObikaat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gladwin
  • 20Obika
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
  • 34Ouldridge

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4EganBooked at 60mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3Martin
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 18PritchardBooked at 48mins
  • 23DackBooked at 64mins
  • 7LoftBooked at 41mins
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forNorrisat 78'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 15Morris
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
7,025

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Gillingham 3.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. John Swift (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Gillingham 3. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Nelson.

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces John Marquis.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

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

Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ben Gladwin replaces Raphael Rossi Branco.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by John Egan.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Pritchard (Gillingham).

Booking

Wes Foderingham (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Andy Williams.

Booking

John Egan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Booking

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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