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Gillingham 2-0 Swindon Town

Michael Harriman

Gillingham scored a goal in each half to record an easy victory over Swindon Town in League One.

The visitors came closest to opening the scoring when Yaser Kasim fired straight at Gills goalkeeper Stuart Nelson from six yards out.

But Leon Legge grabbed the opener with his second goal of the season, heading in from Joe Martin's free-kick.

Martin also set up the home side's second late on, providing the cross from which Michael Harriman fired home.

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Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"Very good response, because we didn't look a team good enough last Saturday against Colchester.

"Today I thought we looked a team in every way and I think the players deserve so much credit.

"We got a good goal with Leon Legge, but people like Michael Harriman, his energy was all over the place - it was infectious.

"To be honest, I said to them in the week that it must be easier to keep a clean sheet than to score a goal, so for me the thing I'll accept is us being hard to play against."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We only played for 20 minutes out of 90 and that's not good enough.

"First half we huffed and puffed without having too much up front. I thought we had a spell in the second half for 20 minutes where we played well, we had two or three really good chances and we need to score one of them.

"We're conceding too many and not scoring enough at the moment.

"They're young, they're learning. They're only going to learn by playing and making mistakes."

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3Martin
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 23Harriman
  • 12Gregory
  • 10McDonald
  • 8AkinfenwaSubstituted forFaganat 76'minutes
  • 11WestonSubstituted forDackat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Linganzi
  • 5Davies
  • 15Dack
  • 19Smith
  • 21Howard
  • 24Marriott
  • 27Fagan

Swindon

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2ThompsonSubstituted forByrneat 73'minutes
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 90mins
  • 8MasonSubstituted forN'Guessanat 79'minutes
  • 5HallSubstituted forBarkerat 53'minutes
  • 22Ward
  • 14McEveley
  • 15Kasim
  • 9Ranger
  • 4Luongo
  • 11PritchardBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 3Byrne
  • 7Harley
  • 12N'Guessan
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 25Belford
  • 33Barker
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
6,134

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Booking

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

  6. Post update

    Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

  8. Post update

    Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James McEveley.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Barker (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 0. Michael Harriman (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Martin.

  13. Post update

    Michael Harriman (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Ryan Mason.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James McEveley.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Craig Fagan replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

  20. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient26176356243257
2Brentford26175445242156
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2613943627948
5Rotherham26128645341144
6Peterborough26133104032842
7Walsall2711973024642
8Port Vale26123113739-239
9Swindon26114114236637
10MK Dons2510694136536
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2795133545-1032
15Crawley247982732-530
16Notts County2783163339-627
17Oldham2676132734-727
18Carlisle2676132847-1927
19Sheff Utd2668122635-926
20Shrewsbury2768132635-926
21Tranmere2667132948-1925
22Bristol City2541293639-324
23Crewe2666142553-2824
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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