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Gillingham 2-1 Bury

Ryan Jackson was an unlikely match-winner as Gillingham went top of League One with a 2-1 victory over Bury.

The right-back gave the Gills a first-half lead, before his dangerous cross was turned into his own net by Bury captain Antony Kay in the second period, with Tom Pope pulling one back in vain.

The opener came in the fifth minute after Mark Byrne's chipped through-ball found the overlapping Jackson, who took a moment to steady himself before sliding the ball under Ben Williams.

Two minutes before the break, Emmanuel Osadebe met Paul Konchesky's cross and thumped a header against the bar and a Josh Wright long-range volley drew a stunning save from Williams.

Gillingham's second came in the 57th minute when Bury skipper Kay tried to clear Jackson's low cross but skewed past his own goalkeeper.

Bury were back in it nine minutes later, though.

Tom Soares crossed for Pope to plant home a header into the bottom corner but they could not find an equaliser.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 18Pask
  • 12Konchesky
  • 16Osadebe
  • 44Wright
  • 33Byrne
  • 11KnottSubstituted forHessenthalerat 79'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forQuigleyat 86'minutes
  • 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forDonnellyat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4O'Hara
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Donnelly
  • 13Hadler
  • 17Quigley
  • 20Oldaker
  • 22Dickenson

Bury

  • 1Williams
  • 2JonesSubstituted forMaherat 70'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 6Kay
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Leigh
  • 19Soares
  • 14ClarkSubstituted forIsmailat 45'minutes
  • 18Mellis
  • 16Danns
  • 24HopeBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMayorat 47'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 11Pope

Substitutes

  • 4Etuhu
  • 7Ismail
  • 10Mayor
  • 15Dudley
  • 21Rachubka
  • 22Maher
  • 30Bedeau
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
5,324

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Bury 1.

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Zeli Ismail (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Attempt missed. Joe Quigley (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt blocked. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Joe Quigley replaces Cody McDonald.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Niall Maher (Bury).

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Gillingham).

Zeli Ismail (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt blocked. Zeli Ismail (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Niall Maher replaces Craig Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Bury 1. Tom Pope (Bury) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Soares with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Goal!

Own Goal by Antony Kay, Bury. Gillingham 2, Bury 0.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton22003126
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4Scunthorpe21105324
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8MK Dons21103214
9Bradford21101014
10Bury21013213
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12Swindon210123-13
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14Northampton20202202
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Rochdale201134-11
17Sheff Utd201112-11
18Coventry201101-11
19Shrewsbury201101-11
20Charlton201113-21
21Oldham201103-31
22Bristol Rovers100113-20
23Wimbledon200225-30
24Southend200215-40
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