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Gillingham 2-3 Shrewsbury Town

Jean-Louis Akpa Apro
Jean-Louis Akpa Apro ended Shrewsbury's seven-game winless run with a third goal in eight games

Shrewsbury gave their survival hopes a huge boost with victory at Gillingham, who drop out of the play-off places.

Sullay Kaikai opened the scoring for Shrewsbury with a low strike before Cody McDonald levelled from 20 yards.

Shrewsbury regained the lead through Andy Mangan's acrobatic finish before the Gills equalised again through Jake Hessenthaler's strike from distance.

The visitors' winner came when Jean-Louis Akpa Apro's fortuitous 81st-minute deflected effort found the net.

Gillingham sixth game without a win caused them to slip out of League One's top six, leapfrogged by Barnsley.

At the other end of the table, Shrewsbury ended their run of seven games without a win to go four points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 50Oshilaja
  • 44Wright
  • 15MorrisBooked at 35minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 62'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 89'minutes
  • 19Norris

Substitutes

  • 2Jackson
  • 9Williams
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 17Donnelly
  • 24Dickenson

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 24HendryBooked at 90mins
  • 4WhitbreadBooked at 33mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 15Grimmer
  • 14WesolowskiBooked at 44mins
  • 17Ogogo
  • 3Sadler
  • 11Kaikai
  • 26Akpa-AkproBooked at 90mins
  • 19ManganSubstituted forBlackat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Black
  • 7Vassell
  • 10Whalley
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 29Cole
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
6,906

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

Booking

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Jack Hendry (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Cody McDonald.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Jack Hendry (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ian Black replaces Andy Mangan.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. George Williams (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Shrewsbury Town 3. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai.

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. George Williams replaces Aaron Morris.

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

Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hendry (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Hand ball by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Bradley Garmston because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan442315677413684
2Burton442491155361981
3Millwall442291368482075
4Walsall4321121061471475
5Bradford4421111252401274
6Barnsley442171664511370
7Gillingham4419121369521769
8Scunthorpe4419111457471068
9Sheff Utd441812146354966
10Rochdale441811156458665
11Port Vale441811155652465
12Coventry4417121562481463
13Southend441611175660-459
14Peterborough44176217369457
15Bury441512175368-1557
16Swindon441510195969-1055
17Oldham441218144453-954
18Chesterfield44148225568-1350
19Shrewsbury431311195470-1650
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool441210223954-1546
22Doncaster441112214761-1445
23Colchester44912235495-4139
24Crewe44613254380-3731
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