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Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Gillingham

Gillingham stormed back from 2-0 down at the break to seal a dramatic League One win at Shrewsbury with a stoppage-time goal from Max Ehmer.

The home side were in the driving seat at the halfway stage thanks to a brace from Louis Dodds before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas began the Gills revival by also scoring twice.

Shrewsbury took the lead with a fine goal from Dodds in the 17th minute. He latched onto a lay-off from Ivan Toney and curled a shot from 20 yards into the top corner of the net.

Dodds, a summer signing from Port Vale, doubled his tally after 30 minutes, drilling in a low effort from 15 yards at the second attempt, after excellent approach play from left-back Junior Brown created the opportunity.

It might have been 4-0 by half time but Gills keeper Jonathan Bond, making his debut on loan from Reading, made two excellent saves, tipping a header from Toney over the bar before doing well to block a close-range shot from the dangerous Dodds.

Gills cut the arrears in the 59th minute when Emmanuel-Thomas headed in a cross from the right from sub Bradley Dack.

Emmanuel-Thomas then pulled the visitors level with a stunning 30-yard shot into the top corner of the net after 73 minutes.

Shrewsbury sub AJ Leitch-Smith might have won it in stoppage time when he was denied by Bond with just the keeper to beat.

Gillingham then went up the other end to grab maximum points when Dack's corner fell the way of defender Ehmer and his low shot from 10 yards found its way in.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 24El-Abd
  • 4McGivern
  • 12Brown
  • 18DeeganBooked at 24mins
  • 6BlackSubstituted forSarcevicat 78'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 10Dodds
  • 9Toney
  • 19ManganSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lancashire
  • 16Sarcevic
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 22El Ouriachi
  • 27Waring
  • 30Jones

Gillingham

  • 30Bond
  • 5EhmerBooked at 85mins
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12Konchesky
  • 44Wright
  • 18PaskSubstituted forDackat 39'minutes
  • 11KnottSubstituted forOldakerat 78'minutes
  • 16Osadebe
  • 33Byrne
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 72'minutes
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Donnelly
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 23Dack
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,611

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 3.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 3. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bradley Dack following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Antoni Sarcevic (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Ian Black.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Darren Oldaker replaces Billy Knott.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 2. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Cody McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Andy Mangan.

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 1. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt saved. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton541084413
2Bradford532073411
3Scunthorpe5311137610
4Port Vale531162410
5Millwall5311119210
6Gillingham5311910-110
7Peterborough530211659
8Fleetwood52218538
9Charlton52217528
10Chesterfield52128717
11Swindon42114407
12MK Dons521256-17
13Oldham513124-26
14Bury51226605
15Northampton50503305
16Walsall512278-15
17Bristol Rovers411257-24
18Oxford Utd511358-34
19Southend511358-34
20Sheff Utd511348-44
21Shrewsbury511348-44
22Coventry503225-33
23Rochdale502347-32
24Wimbledon502348-42
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