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Gillingham 2-1 Blackpool

Bradley Dack
Top scorer Bradley Dack won it late on for Gillingham

League One leaders Gillingham had a scare before beating Blackpool to maintain their unbeaten start.

Skipper Doug Loft poked the Gills ahead on 17 minutes when keeper Colin Doyle failed to hold Luke Norris's free-kick.

Norris hit the bar at the end of the first half, but shortly after the restart the visitors levelled.

Ryan Jackson turned Brad Potts' cross into his own net but late on good work from replacement Rory Donnelly set up top scorer Bradley Dack to win it.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 24DickensonBooked at 53mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 44Wright
  • 7LoftBooked at 54minsSubstituted forOsadabeat 67'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forWilliamsonat 73'minutes
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDonnellyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Houghton
  • 9Williamson
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 15Morris
  • 16Osadabe
  • 17Donnelly

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 16Boyce
  • 15AldredBooked at 45mins
  • 6Jones
  • 3Ferguson
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 14HerronSubstituted forNorrisat 61'minutes
  • 4McAlister
  • 8PottsBooked at 90mins
  • 11CameronSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 79'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forThomasat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 10Redshaw
  • 12Oliver
  • 17Thomas
  • 19Norris
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Letheren
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
6,231

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Blackpool 1.

Booking

Brad Potts (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

Booking

Kwame Thomas (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

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

Foul by David Ferguson (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bright Samuel.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Blackpool 1. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris.

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Henry Cameron.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Kwame Thomas (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ben Williamson replaces Cody McDonald.

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

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. David Norris (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Kwame Thomas (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kwame Thomas replaces Mark Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Emmanuel Osadabe replaces Doug Loft.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. David Norris replaces John Herron.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. David Ferguson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Doug Loft (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham7520134917
2Walsall7511134916
3Burton750296315
4Coventry7412148613
5Sheff Utd6402108212
6Rochdale732294511
7Chesterfield73221210211
8Swindon73221312111
9Bury72411412210
10Wigan731399010
11Barnsley73131011-110
12Port Vale62319639
13Fleetwood723211929
14Bradford723279-29
15Shrewsbury722378-18
16Scunthorpe722368-28
17Peterborough72141112-17
18Millwall6213711-47
19Oldham7142610-47
20Southend713358-36
21Doncaster713337-46
22Colchester6042813-54
23Blackpool7115514-94
24Crewe7025715-82
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