League One
Gillingham1Chesterfield2

Gillingham 1-2 Chesterfield

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

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Chesterfield 2.

Booking

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

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lee Novak.

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

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

Substitution

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

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.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sam Hird.

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

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Dominic Samuel.

Attempt missed. Adam El-Abd (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

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

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Gillingham).

Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Gillingham).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Chesterfield 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Adam Chicksen.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Chesterfield 2.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Chesterfield 2. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Anderson.

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lee Novak.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32204842271564
2Wigan331711555302562
3Gillingham33177959411858
4Walsall321610649331658
5Millwall331661152411154
6Coventry321410856352152
7Bradford3214993834451
8Southend33148114542350
9Barnsley33154145245749
10Sheff Utd33139114744348
11Port Vale34139123838048
12Swindon33136145151045
13Rochdale33129124444045
14Scunthorpe32136133840-245
15Peterborough33135155652444
16Bury33128134254-1244
17Doncaster32910133642-637
18Chesterfield33114184453-937
19Fleetwood3299143840-236
20Blackpool3397173242-1034
21Shrewsbury3297163751-1434
22Oldham32615113243-1133
23Crewe33610173558-2328
24Colchester3359194078-3824
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