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Gillingham 1-0 Colchester United

Dominic Samuel
Dominic Samuel has scored four goals for Gillingham since joining them from Reading in November

Colchester slipped to their ninth consecutive league defeat as Dominic Samuel won the game for Gillingham.

Tom Eastman came close for the visitors in the first half before Gillingham's Jake Hessenthaler shot over the bar.

Luke Norris hit the side netting and headed wide after the break as the Gills began to dominate play.

Samuel then tapped in John Egan's cross from close range to secure their fourth consecutive league victory and keep them third in the League One table.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3GarmstonBooked at 79mins
  • 44WrightSubstituted forLoftat 45'minutes
  • 15Morris
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23DackSubstituted forMcGlashanat 80'minutes
  • 17DonnellySubstituted forNorrisat 45'minutes
  • 14Samuel

Substitutes

  • 7Loft
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Norris
  • 35List
  • 50Oshilaja

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Elokobi
  • 3BriggsBooked at 90mins
  • 8Gilbey
  • 10Moncur
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forGarvanat 81'minutes
  • 11MasseyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHarriottat 76'minutes
  • 45Sordell
  • 9PorterSubstituted forWrightat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Garvan
  • 5Wynter
  • 7Wright
  • 19Bonne
  • 25Barnes
  • 28Ambrose
  • 31Harriott
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
7,109

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Colchester United 0.

Booking

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Elokobi (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Owen Garvan replaces Joe Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Bradley Dack.

Booking

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Callum Harriott replaces Gavin Massey.

John Egan (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Elokobi (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Colchester United 0. Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Egan.

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

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

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Gillingham).

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall23146340192148
2Burton23153531191248
3Gillingham24145546291747
4Coventry24128441241744
5Wigan23117534211340
6Peterborough24114949361337
7Southend2310763127437
8Sheff Utd2310673731636
9Millwall2310493532334
10Bradford229762423134
11Port Vale249692827133
12Bury239683335-233
13Rochdale238782927231
14Scunthorpe2494112730-331
15Doncaster248792833-531
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Shrewsbury2475123035-526
18Blackpool2374122132-1125
19Barnsley2373133240-824
20Chesterfield2473142640-1424
21Fleetwood2365123034-423
22Oldham2231182435-1120
23Crewe2355132339-1620
24Colchester2455143358-2520
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