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Gillingham 0-4 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton scored four away from home for the second time in four days, comprehensively beating a disjointed Gillingham to keep their automatic promotion hopes firmly alive.

Winger Filipe Morais remarkably provided the assists for all four goals, continuing his excellent form.

David Wheater opened the scoring at the back post after four minutes. Then Morais drove down the right at pace in the 15th minute and delivered a pinpoint ball to Adam Le Fondre who made it three in two games with a point-blank header.

Gillingham were reduced to small bursts but could not convert much into a solid chance and Mark Beevers' header on the stroke of half-time killed the game.

Morais continued in the same vein after the restart with a low drive in the 49th minute that was turned in by Josh Vela from just inside the area.

That was enough for some of the home support.

After the fourth goal the game descended into near-testimonial intensity, with the home side trying flicks and overhead kicks, being ironically cheered on by the Rainham End, while Phil Parkinson's team pawed them away.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 31Rehman
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 29MuldoonBooked at 64mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23Dack
  • 33ByrneBooked at 78mins
  • 14L MartinSubstituted forOsadebeat 86'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forListat 87'minutes
  • 17QuigleySubstituted forParkerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Parker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 24Cundle
  • 30Holy
  • 36Mbo

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 4Dervite
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forHenryat 85'minutes
  • 15Derik
  • 21PratleySubstituted forKaracanat 71'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 20A Taylor
  • 14MadineBooked at 74minsSubstituted forClaytonat 78'minutes
  • 45Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 10Karacan
  • 12Long
  • 17Trotter
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 33Howard
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
5,199

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Bolton Wanderers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Bolton Wanderers 4.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

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

Foul by Derik (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Cody McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Lee Martin.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Muldoon (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Gary Madine.

Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jem Karacan replaces Darren Pratley.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Oliver Muldoon (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Muldoon (Gillingham).

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Parker replaces Joe Quigley.

Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Oliver Muldoon.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale35911153956-1738
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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