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Gillingham 3-1 Burton Albion

Substitute Tom Eaves bagged a brace to continue Gillingham's perfect start to the season with victory over Burton.

Eaves came on after 33 minutes for the injured Dean Parrett and scored either side of the break at Priestfield, with Luke O'Neill getting the other goal for the Gills.

Liam Boyce had given the visitors the lead after 26 minutes with his second goal of the season after picking up the scraps from Kyle McFadzean's header.

But Eaves levelled within two minutes of coming onto the pitch with the striker timing a run to perfection before coolly slotting past Stephen Bywater with his first touch in the 35th minute.

With virtually the last kick of the first half Brandon Hanlan rattled the bar for the hosts.

The Gills had their deserved lead after 51 minutes with Luke O'Neill's unstoppable free-kick from 23 yards out evading Bywater.

Burton began fiercely knocking on the door to draw level, with Tomas Holy making a fine save to deny Scott Fraser.

But Eaves sealed the three points when he pounced on a loose ball after 77 minutes.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 3Garmston
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 16Bingham
  • 33Byrne
  • 8ParrettSubstituted forEavesat 33'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 14ParkerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 9Eaves
  • 12Fuller
  • 17Nasseri
  • 18Nash
  • 25Stevenson
  • 30Hadler

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 79minsSubstituted forBuxtonat 84'minutes
  • 6Turner
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forHutchinsonat 17'minutes
  • 9Sbarra
  • 12Fox
  • 7FraserSubstituted forTempletonat 78'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 27Boyce
  • 17Sordell

Substitutes

  • 3Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 16Myers-Harness
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Hodge
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
5,016

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 3, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Burton Albion 1.

Booking

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Gillingham).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Booking

Josh Parker (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ben Fox (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Reece Hutchinson.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Reece Hutchinson.

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Kyle McFadzean.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Scott Fraser.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, Burton Albion 1. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bingham (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Gillingham).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Ben Turner (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Joe Sbarra (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

goal

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