League One
GillinghamGillingham1ChesterfieldChesterfield2
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored his 10th goal of the season.

Goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Lee Novak saw strugglers Chesterfield upset high-flying Gillingham in League One.

Ebanks-Blake tapped in Gboly Ariyibi's cross to open the scoring, before Novak doubled the Spireites' lead deep into first-half stoppage time with a thunderous strike from range.

Emmanuel Osadebe pulled one back for Gillingham before Rory Donnelly missed an opportunity to salvage a point.

Wigan's win over Bury sees the Gills drop four points behind the Latics.

Wigan are currently second in League One after a 12-game unbeaten run, while Gillingham stay third.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonBooked at 26mins
  • 6El-Abd
  • 5EhmerBooked at 13mins
  • 26ChicksenSubstituted forGarmstonat 45'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 15Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 23DackSubstituted forWilliamsat 33'minutes
  • 17Donnelly
  • 14SamuelSubstituted forNorrisat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Williams
  • 12Morris
  • 19Norris
  • 34Oldaker
  • 35List

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 23Anderson
  • 4Hird
  • 34John
  • 12O'Neil
  • 17DimaioBooked at 36mins
  • 24BanksSubstituted forO'Sheaat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forDonohueat 67'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 10O'Shea
  • 15Humphreys
  • 19Donohue
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Simons
  • 32Slew
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,012

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 1, Chesterfield 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Chesterfield 2.

  3. Booking

    Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lee Novak.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea replaces Oliver Banks.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 1, Chesterfield 2. Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Norris.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Declan John (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  14. Post update

    George Williams (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Dion Donohue replaces Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Dominic Samuel.

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