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Gillingham 4-0 Bradford City

Gillingham claimed their first home league win since early August as Tom Eaves' second-half double helped them to a 4-0 victory over bottom side Bradford City.

Former Charlton trainee Regan Charles-Cook curled in his first goal in league football to put the hosts in front three minutes after the break.

Eaves saw his 62nd-minute penalty saved by Richard O'Donnell following Connor Wood's handball, but fired home from an acute angle shortly after to double the hosts' advantage.

Substitute Elliott List capitalised on poor City defending on 69 minutes to consign David Hopkin's side to their 13th league defeat in 17 games.

And Eaves earned the Gills their biggest win since September 2015 and piled the misery on the Bantams when he headed home late on from Barry Fuller's cross.

Struggling City were made to pay for a number of missed chances in the opening half. Gillingham right-back Luke O'Neill cleared Lewis O'Brien's shot off the line within the opening 100 seconds before goalkeeper Tomas Holy produced a great save to deny Jack Payne.

David Ball's header from a Payne corner was disallowed for offside and former Gillingham midfielder Josh Wright headed straight at Holy shortly before the break.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Fuller
  • 16BinghamSubstituted forParrettat 83'minutes
  • 20Oldaker
  • 33Byrne
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forNasseriat 74'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 8Parrett
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie

Bradford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 23Wood
  • 6O'Connor
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 25IsherwoodSubstituted forBrunkerat 73'minutes
  • 44WrightBooked at 61mins
  • 21Akpan
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 24mins
  • 40BallSubstituted forGibsonat 85'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forDandery Seedorfat 80'minutes
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 17Dandery Seedorf
  • 18Brunker
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 35Staunton
  • 37Goldthorp
  • 43Maltby
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,399

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 4, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Navid Nasseri (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 4, Bradford City 0. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller.

  7. Post update

    Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces David Ball.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sherwin Dandery Seedorf (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Tom Eaves (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Dean Parrett replaces Billy Bingham.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Sherwin Dandery Seedorf replaces Eoin Doyle.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott List (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Barry Fuller (Gillingham) because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Navid Nasseri replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth16105127141335
2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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