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Bristol City 0-0 Gillingham

Bristol City saw their five-game winning run end in a stalemate with Gillingham as their lead at the top of League One was trimmed to 11 points.

This was the fifth meeting between the sides this season and they ended up cancelling each other out.

Bradley Dack went close to giving the Gills a first-half lead when he shot wide following a corner.

City created chances after the break but Aaron Wilbraham headed wide and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was denied late on.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Gillingham

"I thought that in the first half we were a better team than in the second half, which I felt was total domination to be honest.

"I thought that just at half-time we needed to pick up the pace of our passing and try to find some extra energy from somewhere.

"I thought that in the first half, it took us a little while to get going."

Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Kent:

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Edinburgh on Bristol City v Gillingham

"It was an excellent team performance, I thought it was not about the individual today.

"It was a bit backs against the wall but you'd expect that coming to the league leaders.

"We knew what we'd have to come and do to achieve getting a result here and we did that."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forCunninghamat 30'minutes
  • 2Little
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanBooked at 90mins
  • 21Pack
  • 23BryanSubstituted forTavernierat 75'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19AgardSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 12Saville
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 24Tavernier

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3MartinBooked at 90mins
  • 16MuldoonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 67'minutes
  • 15Morris
  • 23Dack
  • 7Loft
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forNorrisat 77'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
  • 29Romeo
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
11,601

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Gillingham 0.

Attempt blocked. James Tavernier (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Joe Martin (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Little (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Luke Ayling (Bristol City).

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

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Luke Ayling (Bristol City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Foul by James Tavernier (Bristol City).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces John Marquis.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by John Egan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. James Tavernier replaces Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Kieran Agard.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Oliver Muldoon.

Mark Little (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City37248570323880
2Preston35209660312969
3Swindon36207963382567
4MK Dons36189969383163
5Sheff Utd35159114942754
6Barnsley36165155049153
7Peterborough36165154544153
8Fleetwood36149133739-251
9Bradford351311114440450
10Doncaster361311124445-150
11Chesterfield35139135148348
12Port Vale36146164549-448
13Rochdale341451558451347
14Gillingham361211135051-147
15Oldham351210134453-946
16Walsall361112133540-545
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Notts County35119153544-942
19Crewe36126183564-2942
20Coventry36913144051-1140
21Leyton Orient35108174752-538
22Crawley36910173962-2337
23Colchester3697204261-1934
24Yeovil3789202856-2833
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