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Gillingham 1-3 Luton Town

Luton claimed their seventh league win in nine games as Elliot Lee scored twice in a 3-1 victory over struggling Gillingham.

Town midfielder Andrew Shinnie opened the scoring after 25 minutes, firing home from the edge of the box to end a move started by former Gills loanee Harry Cornick in his own half.

Cornick appeared to have turned provider again four minutes later, but James Collins was ruled to have fouled Barry Fuller before heading home his team-mate's deep cross.

However, Nathan Jones' side did double their advantage shortly before the hour, as Lee capitalised on woeful Gillingham defending to fire in off the bar from Collins' low cross.

Lee scored his third goal in two games to make sure of the Hatters' victory after 68 minutes, coolly slotting home into an empty net after Cornick's low shot rebounded off the post.

Steve Lovell's men, who slipped to their third league defeat in a row, had only created one shot on target before leading scorer Tom Eaves beat James Shea from a tight angle for their consolation goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5EhmerBooked at 90mins
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Fuller
  • 8ParrettSubstituted forOldakerat 61'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 16BinghamSubstituted forGarmstonat 63'minutes
  • 24ReesSubstituted forParkerat 61'minutes
  • 15List
  • 9EavesBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 13Reilly
  • 14Parker
  • 20Oldaker
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5BradleyBooked at 58mins
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 11ShinnieSubstituted forSheehanat 69'minutes
  • 16ReaBooked at 35mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 10LeeSubstituted forJonesat 90'minutes
  • 14CornickSubstituted forJarvisat 84'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Stech
  • 3Potts
  • 4McCormack
  • 18Grant
  • 27Jarvis
  • 28Jones
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,671

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Luton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Luton Town 3.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Jarvis (Luton Town).

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Lloyd Jones replaces Elliot Lee.

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

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

Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Aaron Jarvis replaces Harry Cornick.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt saved. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Glen Rea (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Luton Town 3. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alan Sheehan replaces Andrew Shinnie.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Luton Town 3. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

Harry Cornick (Luton Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth18125130151541
2Sunderland18107135161937
3Barnsley18105332151735
4Luton19105435211435
5Peterborough19105435241135
6Charlton189452921831
7Blackpool188732316731
8Doncaster198562826229
9Coventry198562120129
10Accrington197752122-128
11Walsall197662126-527
12Wycombe196762727025
13Fleetwood196672521424
14Burton187382325-224
15Southend1972102326-323
16Rochdale196582534-923
17Shrewsbury195682125-421
18Scunthorpe195682940-1121
19Gillingham1953112733-618
20Oxford Utd194692129-818
21Bristol Rovers1945101619-317
22Plymouth1944112135-1416
23Wimbledon1942131429-1514
24Bradford1942131532-1714
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