FA Cup - First Round
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Stevenage 3-0 Gillingham

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FA Cup: Stevenage 3-0 Gillingham highlights

League One high-flyers Gillingham were humbled by struggling League Two side Stevenage in the FA Cup first round.

Steven Schumacher gave the home side an early lead as he fired in from 20 yards after a well-worked corner.

Ex-Gillingham midfielder Chris Whelpdale got the second when he headed in Dean Parrett's corner before Cody McDonald and Rory Donnelly went close for the League One side.

On-loan striker Armand Gnanduillet completed the win in stoppage time.

Gillingham have not won a first round tie since 2012, while Stevenage, who famously beat Newcastle in 2011, have made it through to the fourth round in three of the last five seasons.

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Sheringham on Stevenage v Gillingham

"I would say that it was pretty similar to last week in as much as we came out of the blocks and they didn't. So you have to take full advantage of that and we did"

(on Gillingham) "There were a couple of hairy moments and games can change on certain little times. I can remember a little cross shot going right across the goal with two or three of their players sliding in. If one of them gets a touch on that, it makes the last 20 minutes a different game."

(on the third goal) "Once they got two against one, it was nice that they worked it out. Dean Parrett squares the ball very unselfishly and I'm sure Gnanduillet owes him one now"

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1JoronenSubstituted forDayat 78'minutes
  • 25HenryBooked at 43mins
  • 19Wells
  • 5Franks
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 11Pett
  • 18Parrett
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forConlonat 75'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 31GnanduilletBooked at 43mins
  • 33KennedySubstituted forHughesat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hughes
  • 9Williams
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Day
  • 17Gordon
  • 23Okimo
  • 32Conlon

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 15Morris
  • 24DickensonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forGarmstonat 61'minutes
  • 7LoftBooked at 65mins
  • 6HoughtonSubstituted forHessenthalerat 61'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 16Osadabe
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forWilliamsonat 67'minutes
  • 17DonnellyBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williamson
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 20Davies
  • 34Oldaker
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
1,619

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Gillingham 0.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Emmanuel Osadabe (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Gillingham 0. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Parrett.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark Hughes replaces Ben Kennedy.

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

Attempt blocked. Doug Loft (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Booking

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Day replaces Jesse Joronen because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Steven Schumacher because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ben Williamson replaces Cody McDonald.

Booking

Doug Loft (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

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

Emmanuel Osadabe (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Jordan Houghton.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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