League One
GillinghamGillingham1DoncasterDoncaster Rovers0

Gillingham 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Jake Hessenthaler
Jake Hessenthaler has scored two goals in eight appearances for Gillingham this season

Gillingham went top of League One after a narrow win over Doncaster Rovers.

Jake Hessenthaler's second-half strike settled the match after the assistant referee ruled his effort from close range had crossed the line.

Thorsten Stuckmann's diving save from Luke Norris denied the Gills a second goal with 10 minutes remaining.

Curtis Main and Oscar Gobern went close for Rovers in the first half, while Richard Chaplow and Cameron Stewart missed chances after the break.

The Gills remain unbeaten in the league and moved to the top of the table after Walsall were beaten at home by Bury.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6HoughtonSubstituted forHessenthalerat 60'minutes
  • 3Garmston
  • 44Wright
  • 16Osadabe
  • 23Dack
  • 7Loft
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDonnellyat 90+2'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forWilliamsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williamson
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 17Donnelly
  • 33Dickenson
  • 35List

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 2Lund
  • 6Butler
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 26Coppinger
  • 16Gobern
  • 8Chaplow
  • 3EvinaSubstituted forStewartat 70'minutes
  • 9MainSubstituted forN'Guessanat 70'minutes
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 15N'Guessan
  • 18Keegan
  • 23Marosi
  • 24McKay
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,685

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  4. Post update

    Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range is too high from a direct free kick.

  12. Post update

    Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

  19. Post update

    Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oscar Gobern.