EFL Cup - First Round
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Southend United 1-3 Gillingham

Cody McDonald
Cody McDonald scored five goals for Gillingham in League One last season

Gillingham came from behind to secure a second victory over Southend in the space of four days and progress to the second round of the EFL Cup.

Southend went ahead through Stephen McLaughlin's scruffy effort but the Gills hit back when Billy Knott's cross found Cody McDonald to power home.

Substitute Jay Emmanuel-Thomas then fired the visitors ahead, before netting again two minutes from time.

The visitors beat Southend 3-1 in their first game of the League One season.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 2White
  • 15Sokolik
  • 3Coker
  • 7O'Neill
  • 18Leonard
  • 16KingBooked at 53minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 88'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 79'minutes
  • 9MooneySubstituted forBridgeat 79'minutes
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 6Barrett
  • 12Atkinson
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Williams
  • 22Smith

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 5EhmerSubstituted forOshilajaat 17'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 18Pask
  • 12Konchesky
  • 44WrightBooked at 42mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11Knott
  • 23DackSubstituted forOsadebeat 30'minutes
  • 17QuigleySubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 63'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 6Oshilaja
  • 9Donnelly
  • 13Hadler
  • 16Osadebe
  • 20Oldaker
  • 33Byrne
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,816

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Gillingham 3.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

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

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Jack Bridge (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Gillingham 3. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Williams replaces Adam King.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Bridge replaces David Mooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Gillingham 2. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Knott.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam King (Southend United).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Joe Quigley.

Foul by Josh Pask (Gillingham).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. John White (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Pask.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Gillingham).

Luke O'Neill (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Gillingham 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Knott.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by John White.

Hand ball by David Mooney (Southend United).

Booking

Adam King (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam King (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Coker.

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