League One
CarlisleCarlisle United1GillinghamGillingham2

Carlisle United 1-2 Gillingham

Cody McDonald

Cody McDonald helped Gillingham to victory at Carlisle with his seventh goal in eight games.

Home keeper Jordan Pickford marked his debut in fine fashion, denying both Adam Barrett and Leon Legge.

However, Joe Pigott beat the on-loan Sunderland teenager with a powerfully struck shot, while Michael Drennan and Lee Miller hit the woodwork in reply.

McDonald found space to make it 2-0 as Carlisle pushed for a leveller, before Legge shaded into his own net late on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"Carlisle are like ourselves so it was an important place to come and get a point or three. It's fantastic that it's three.

"He [Cody McDonald] worked his socks off all afternoon and was fantastic. I think they were very nervous of him.

"We had a really good chat pre-match and spoke of the importance of away wins. This was a perfect place to get it and they all felt it was a decent meeting.

"We're all pleased that three points was fantastic timing for the club."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 39ChimbondaBooked at 37mins
  • 3Robson
  • 16Potts
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 10EkangameneSubstituted forRedmondat 71'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 21Berrett
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo
  • 31DrennanSubstituted forByrneat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 24Redmond
  • 25Byrne
  • 29Guy

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3Martin
  • 15Dack
  • 26Barrett
  • 6Legge
  • 12Gregory
  • 19SmithSubstituted forFaganat 22'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 32PigottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 64'minutes
  • 4Linganzi

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 18Lee
  • 27Fagan
  • 30Hare
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 35Baxter
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,584

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Gillingham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Gillingham 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Craig Fagan.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Leon Legge, Gillingham. Carlisle United 1, Gillingham 2.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Carlisle United 0, Gillingham 2. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Michael Drennan.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  14. Booking

    Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

  16. Post update

    Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

  20. Post update

    James Berrett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.