League One
GillinghamGillingham2PeterboroughPeterborough United1

Gillingham 2-1 Peterborough United

Cody McDonald
Gillingham's Cody McDonald was on target twice against Peterborough

Cody McDonald's 50th Gillingham goal condemned high-flying Peterborough to their first away defeat of the season.

The striker gave the Gills the lead by heading home Jake Hessenthaler's cross.

A fluke goal from Jon Taylor levelled the game on the stroke of half-time, when a cross-turned-shot looped in over on-loan Gills keeper Stephen Bywater.

Joe Newell hit a post for the visitors, but McDonald won it by converting from the penalty spot four minutes from time after Christian Burgess handled.

Gillingham move to within two points of the play-off places, while Peterborough still lie second but are now four points behind leaders Bristol City.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Bywater
  • 5Hause
  • 15Morris
  • 3Martin
  • 4Egan
  • 23Dack
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 69minsSubstituted forLinganziat 73'minutes
  • 7LoftSubstituted forPritchardat 73'minutes
  • 11McGlashan
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDickensonat 80'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 16Linganzi
  • 18Pritchard
  • 20Davies
  • 24Dickenson

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 22Almeida SantosBooked at 76mins
  • 5Baldwin
  • 2SmithBooked at 75mins
  • 21BurgessBooked at 85mins
  • 8PayneBooked at 24mins
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forNewellat 45'minutes
  • 30Maddison
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forFerdinandat 70'minutes
  • 9JamesSubstituted forWashingtonat 77'minutes
  • 12Vassell

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 11McCann
  • 14Washington
  • 17Newell
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 20McEvoy
  • 32Grant
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,819

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1.

  3. Post update

    Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

  7. Post update

    Kane Ferdinand (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  9. Booking

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Luke Norris.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Pritchard (Gillingham).

  16. Post update

    Michael Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Luke James.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  19. Booking

    Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.