League One
GillinghamGillingham2PeterboroughPeterborough United1

Gillingham 2-1 Peterborough United

Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack has scored 14 goals for Peterborough this season

Goals from Bradley Dack and Luke Norris saw Gillingham come from behind to beat Peterborough and go top of League One.

The Posh went ahead through a well-drilled set-piece, which saw debutant Shaq Coulthirst set up Erhun Oztumer.

Gillingham levelled when Dominic Samuel broke free and rolled the ball to Norris, who slotted past Ben Alnwick.

Dack completed Gillingham's comeback when his deflected shot beat Alnwick, before Peterborough's Chris Forrester's 35-yard effort struck the post.

Peterborough boss Graham Westley told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Sixty per cent possession us, 40 per cent them, 20 goal attempts us, 15 attempts, them; I think we played more than enough good football to win the game.

"In the end, it probably was that first-half period when we were right on top and didn't take our chances that has come back to haunt us.

"With a young team, sometime they don't smell the blood and understand how important it is to convert domination into goals.

"We had them chasing shadows for a long period in that first half, but if you don't convert it into goals, a home side - especially a home side that's been going well - is always likely to come back and produce the goods."

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4EganBooked at 24mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 45'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 15Morris
  • 8HessenthalerSubstituted forLoftat 45'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 19NorrisBooked at 84minsSubstituted forListat 88'minutes
  • 14Samuel

Substitutes

  • 7Loft
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 24Dickenson
  • 34Oldaker
  • 35List

Peterborough

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2SmithBooked at 22mins
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 6Baldwin
  • 50Toffolo
  • 33Forrester
  • 7Taylor
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forNabiat 57'minutes
  • 28CoulibalySubstituted forAngolat 57'minutes
  • 39CoulthirstSubstituted forMaddisonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 11Maddison
  • 16Beautyman
  • 24Angol
  • 26Henry
  • 38Wilson
  • 42Nabi
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
6,449

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home15
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Peterborough United 1.

  3. Post update

    Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

  6. Post update

    Michael Smith (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Forrester (Peterborough United).

  9. Post update

    Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jon Taylor (Peterborough United).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Luke Norris.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Toffolo (Peterborough United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Booking

    Luke Norris (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    Adil Nabi (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

  19. Post update

    Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.