League One
Gillingham1Doncaster0

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

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

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

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

Foul by Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

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

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

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

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers).

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

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

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

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oscar Gobern.

Hand ball by Dany N'Guessan (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ben Williamson replaces Cody McDonald.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Gary Mackenzie (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Dany N'Guessan replaces Curtis Main.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron Stewart replaces Cedric Evina.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt missed. Oscar Gobern (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadabe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt blocked. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Jordan Houghton.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham6420113814
2Walsall6411114713
3Sheff Utd540195412
4Burton540174312
5Rochdale632193611
6Swindon6321128411
7Coventry5311126610
8Chesterfield631297210
9Wigan631276110
10Fleetwood622210828
11Bradford622268-28
12Bury6141111107
13Oldham61415507
14Barnsley6213610-47
15Port Vale51316426
16Southend613257-26
17Doncaster613235-26
18Shrewsbury612368-25
19Scunthorpe612358-35
20Peterborough6114611-54
21Millwall5113410-64
22Blackpool6114412-84
23Colchester5032510-53
24Crewe6024612-62
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