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Gillingham 0-1 Peterborough United

Junior Morias produced a brilliant 90th-minute winner as Peterborough kept their faint play-off hopes alive with victory at struggling Gillingham.

It was Posh's first win in six games but the Gills have edged closer to the relegation zone, with three points separating them and 21st-placed Port Vale

The only incident of a disappointing first half came after 38 minutes as referee Brendan Malone had to go off with an injury, with linesman Chris Wade taking up the whistle.

The match finally started to open up after the break as Gills substitute Harry Cornick shot wide from 25 yards before Marcus Maddison's ambitious free-kick dipped just over at the other end.

Gills debutant Tomas Holy then produced an excellent save as he tipped over a long-range effort by Peterborough captain Chris Forrester.

Then came a late twist as Morias let fly from 25 yards and Holy had no chance as the ball flew past him into the net.

It was the second week running that Morias struck from the bench, with the win keeping Posh within eight points of the top six.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Holy
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forJacksonat 30'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 14L Martin
  • 44Wright
  • 29Muldoon
  • 33Byrne
  • 23DackBooked at 81mins
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forParkerat 73'minutes
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forCornickat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Parker
  • 21List
  • 34Cornick

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 4Bostwick
  • 6Baldwin
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 42GrantBooked at 36mins
  • 8Forrester
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 21NicholsSubstituted forMoriasat 21'minutes
  • 13Mackail-SmithSubstituted forHughesat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 10Taylor
  • 14Tyler
  • 16Inman
  • 23Chettle
  • 37Morias
  • 38Borg
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
7,561

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away2

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Peterborough United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Hughes replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Peterborough United 1. Junior Morias (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

Junior Morias (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Attempt blocked. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Parker replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt missed. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

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

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Paul Taylor replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd392310674443079
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall381612105345860
8Rochdale38169136155657
9Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
10Oxford Utd39168155146556
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Walsall391314124749-253
13Wimbledon391215124948151
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury401210185764-746
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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