League One
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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Blackpool 1.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by David Ferguson (Blackpool).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bright Samuel.

  15. Goal!

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Henry Cameron.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

  20. Post update

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