Match ends, Gillingham 1, Colchester United 0.
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.
- 3GarmstonBooked at 79mins
- 44WrightSubstituted forLoftat 45'minutes
- 23DackSubstituted forMcGlashanat 80'minutes
- 17DonnellySubstituted forNorrisat 45'minutes
- 3BriggsBooked at 90mins
- 4EdwardsSubstituted forGarvanat 81'minutes
- 11MasseyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHarriottat 76'minutes
- 9PorterSubstituted forWrightat 81'minutes
- Iain Williamson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Colchester United 0.
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, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Chris Porter.