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Gillingham 2-0 Sheffield United

Jermaine McGlashan and Cody McDonald scored late goals as Gillingham secured victory over Sheffield United in front of new boss Justin Edinburgh.

McGlashan, on as a substitute, slotted in from Max Ehmer's long ball with four minutes left.

McDonald then smashed in McGlashan's lay-off to seal the points.

Sheffield United, without a win in their last five away league games, went closest when Che Adams' early effort was tipped over.

Edinburgh, who was announced as Gillingham's new boss before kick-off, watched the game from the stands.

Gillingham caretaker coach Steve Lovell told BBC Radio Kent:

"You always enjoy it when you win. All the boys, they don't give up. We've said that since we've come in. They needed that desire. There's no doubt they have the ability.

"There was certain things players weren't doing and you've got to be on top of it. They did in the second half."

"Cody McDonald has scored some great goals this year. He had a great volley against the bar and he then goes over and finishes. That's Cody all over."

Blades boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we played all right first half, but couldn't really see them scoring - it had a 0-0 written all over it.

"After 86 minutes [goalkeeper] Mark Howard's had a rush of blood - it was a poor kick to start with, then he's come rushing out and it's cost us the game.

"We didn't create too much but they didn't either."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 2Garmston
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forGalbraithat 45+1'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 7Loft
  • 23Dack
  • 10McDonald
  • 9MarquisBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 3Harris
  • 6Basham
  • 5Brayford
  • 18Coutts
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 63'minutes
  • 22Reed
  • 19McEveley
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forHoltat 77'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forMcNultyat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Doyle
  • 12McNulty
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Turner
  • 26Freeman
  • 27Kennedy
  • 35Holt
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
5,704

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Sheffield United 0. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine McGlashan.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Louis Reed (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 1, Sheffield United 0. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Ehmer.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Che Adams.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by John Brayford.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Robert Harris.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces John Marquis.

  12. Post update

    Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Galbraith (Gillingham).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Jason Holt replaces Jose Baxter.

  18. Post update

    Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City27177350222858
2Swindon28176554272757
3MK Dons28168459253456
4Preston28148642281450
5Chesterfield2811984236642
6Oldham28101083939040
7Sheff Utd2611693230239
8Rochdale261151047351238
9Bradford2710893532338
10Peterborough28115123535038
11Fleetwood29108112829-138
12Walsall2891092929037
13Doncaster279992833-536
14Port Vale29106133642-636
15Barnsley28105133741-435
16Notts County2898113035-535
17Gillingham2998123844-635
18Scunthorpe2696113742-533
19Crewe2895142851-2332
20Coventry29710122940-1131
21Colchester2877143446-1228
22Yeovil2977152341-1828
23Crawley2969142749-2227
24Leyton Orient2768133543-826
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