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Notts County 3-1 Gillingham

Shaun Derry celebrates his first win at Notts County boss

Callum McGregor helped deliver Shaun Derry's first win as Notts County boss with a brace against Gillingham.

McGregor put the hosts in front with a deflected shot after Bradley Dack poked an early Gills chance onto the post.

Dack was denied by Bartosz Bialkowski before half-time, only to level from close range after the break.

Celtic loanee McGregor slammed Notts ahead again, then cleared an Adebayo Akinfenwa effort off the line before Jack Grealish rifled home a third.

The Aston Villa loanee's wonderful solo effort, beating three Gills defenders on the way to his powerful finish into the roof of the net, was his first Football League goal.

Notts' first victory in eight games in all competitions lifts the League One bottom side to within three points of safety.

All sides above them, however, have a game in hand on the Meadow Lane club.

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Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm absolutely delighted, obviously. We have raised the bar these past two weeks in particular with our performances and not got anything out of the games. Today, we fully deserved the three points.

"What we have to do now is crack on, take it into next week's game, then it into the week after that. It can't just be one day - it has to be every single day. That is what I'm striving for.

"Nothing changes, we are still at the bottom of the league. But we are bottom with a team now that is in a different place to when I first walked into the building."

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post match: Gillingham manager Peter Taylor

"I thought the performance was OK. We created enough chances.

"I'm very disappointed with the finishing and I'm disappointed with the goals we conceded.

"The third goal, Grealish is a very good player but we made him look like George Best.

"I was confident we were going to score but then we had to not give anything away."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 24Freeman
  • 37Fox
  • 28Boucaud
  • 6Leacock
  • 3Sheehan
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 4Liddle
  • 10HaynesSubstituted forBallat 63'minutes
  • 7GrealishBooked at 88mins
  • 8McGregor

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 9Showunmi
  • 11Bell
  • 19Murray
  • 22Fotheringham
  • 23Speiss
  • 38Ball

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3Martin
  • 18Lee
  • 28Daniels
  • 26Barrett
  • 15Dack
  • 31HessenthalerSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 66'minutes
  • 9Kedwell
  • 19HollandsSubstituted forMcDonaldat 75'minutes
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 4Linganzi
  • 5Davies
  • 6Legge
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 10McDonald
  • 21Howard
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,607

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 3, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Gillingham 1.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kieran Freeman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Booking

Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Gillingham 1. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Danny Kedwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Danny Hollands.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Hand ball by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Callum Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Callum Ball replaces Daniel Haynes.

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

Daniel Haynes (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

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

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

Hand ball by Callum McGregor (Notts County).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 7th December 2013

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Bradford1978432211129
9Port Vale199282828029
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Oldham186482325-222
15Crawley195771924-522
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham2063112535-1021
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County2042142134-1314
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