League One
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Gillingham 2-0 Rochdale

Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack has equalled his tally of 10 goals last season in just 23 games this term

Gillingham extended their unbeaten home record in League One this season with a tight victory over Rochdale.

The hosts took the lead when Bradley Dack tucked home his 10th of the season from six yards, latching onto a ball from Dominic Samuel.

Dale's Callum Camps and Donal McDermott both forced Gills keeper Stuart Nelson into smart saves in response.

James Hooper had an effort turned onto the crossbar as Dale pressed but Deji Oshilaja secured Gills' win late on.

Justin Edinburgh's side had lost two of their previous three games in the league but victory takes them to within a point of leaders Coventry.

Rochdale created chances throughout the game but the defeat means they have won just once in their last nine league outings and sit 14th.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Egan
  • 50OshilajaBooked at 41mins
  • 3Garmston
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forLoftat 70'minutes
  • 16OsadebeSubstituted forDickensonat 63'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23Dack
  • 14Samuel
  • 17DonnellyBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Houghton
  • 7Loft
  • 10McDonald
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 24Dickenson

Rochdale

  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 27Cannon
  • 4McNulty
  • 6LancashireBooked at 90mins
  • 33KennedySubstituted forRoseat 65'minutes
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forMendez-Laingat 45'minutes
  • 28CampsBooked at 12mins
  • 3Bennett
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forHooperat 54'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 9AndrewBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Eastham
  • 7Vincenti
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 25Rose
  • 34Hooper
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,088

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Booking

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

Booking

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. James Hooper (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Doug Loft replaces Aaron Morris.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Michael Rose replaces Tom Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Emmanuel Osadebe.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. James Hooper replaces Donal McDermott.

Attempt missed. Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry19115336191738
2Gillingham19114437231437
3Burton1811251714335
4Walsall1896330171333
5Wigan1996429191033
6Bradford198742118331
7Peterborough1993742311130
8Southend198652522330
9Bury198653129230
10Port Vale198562521429
11Millwall188462926328
12Sheff Utd197573129226
13Scunthorpe198292423126
14Rochdale196672222024
15Chesterfield1972102531-623
16Doncaster196581824-623
17Fleetwood1963102728-121
18Shrewsbury1862102326-320
19Colchester195592944-1520
20Swindon1954102534-919
21Oldham1931062231-919
22Barnsley1952122433-917
23Blackpool1944111528-1316
24Crewe1944111833-1516
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