League One
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Gillingham 3-0 Rochdale

Frank Nouble's first League One goal of the season helped propel Gillingham to victory over Rochdale at Priestfield Stadium.

Rochdale had won their last three matches in all competitions - including back-to-back 4-0 victories - but striker Nouble struck after the break before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Mark Byrne wrapped up the three points late on.

In a quiet first half Gillingham found the net in the 37th minute when Baily Cargill turned in Bradley Dack's free-kick, but his glancing header was ruled out for offside.

Justin Edinburgh's side could not be denied after the break as substitute Nouble's shot ricocheted into the net off Dale captain Callum Camps.

Cargill went close twice within a minute shortly after as Conrad Logan was at full stretch to tip his header round the post and from the resulting corner he had a second header cleared off the line by Steven Davies.

Matty Lund had a shot hooked off the line by Scott Wagstaff as Rochdale fought back but Gills put the game beyond doubt in the closing stages.

First, Emmanuel-Thomas latched onto substitute Byrne's through ball in the 89th minute before slotting under Conrad Logan, who was beaten again deep into injury-time when Byrne converted Rory Donnelly's brilliant cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 5Ehmer
  • 19Cargill
  • 12Konchesky
  • 44Wright
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11KnottSubstituted forNoubleat 14'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 23DackSubstituted forByrneat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 50Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Herd
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 9Donnelly
  • 13Hadler
  • 16Osadebe
  • 33Byrne
  • 45Nouble

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 59mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 3Tanser
  • 11Mendez-LaingSubstituted forOdelusiat 67'minutes
  • 8Lund
  • 10Camps
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forHendersonat 51'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 39BunneySubstituted forDaviesat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 5Canavan
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Davies
  • 27Cannon
  • 29Odelusi
  • 40Henderson
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,409

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 3, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Rochdale 0.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

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

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, Rochdale 0. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rory Donnelly.

Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Thompson (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Rochdale 0. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Cody McDonald.

Frank Nouble (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Gillingham).

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Byrne replaces Bradley Dack.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Attempt blocked. Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Gillingham).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Gillingham).

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Baily Cargill (Gillingham) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Baily Cargill (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe20135241172444
2Bolton20124424121240
3Sheff Utd19115334211338
4Bradford209832718935
5Rochdale209382725230
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon207853024629
8Fleetwood208573126529
9Millwall198473231128
10Southend207762627-128
11Charlton196942619727
12Port Vale207672429-527
13Bristol Rovers207672935-627
14Oxford Utd207582424026
15Gillingham207582932-326
16Northampton206682828024
17Walsall195862228-623
18Swindon206592128-723
19MK Dons205692530-521
20Bury2062122838-1020
21Coventry204791725-819
22Chesterfield2053122434-1018
23Oldham193881121-1017
24Shrewsbury2036111934-1515
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