League One
Gillingham2Portsmouth0

Gillingham 2-0 Portsmouth

League One leaders Portsmouth lost for only the fourth time this season as Josh Parker and a Callum Reilly penalty earned Gillingham a 2-0 victory at Priestfield.

Parker met Elliott List's cross to powerfully head into the top corner in the final minute of the opening half to put Steve Lovell's side ahead.

Midfielder Reilly sealed the hosts' victory in stoppage time, blazing his spot-kick past Craig MacGillivray after Jack Whatmough had clumsily fouled List.

The Gills, who beat Kenny Jackett's side at Fratton Park in October's reverse fixture, should have won by a more convincing scoreline.

Dean Parrett's free-kick from 35 yards almost caught out MacGillivray six minutes into the second half and unmarked substitute Billy Bingham shot straight at the goalkeeper from close range.

Both Oli Hawkins and substitute Brett Pitman had chances for Portsmouth, while Ronan Curtis' low effort was well tipped around the post by Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy.

Captain Gareth Evans blazed over from 15 yards approaching the hour following good play by Lee Brown, and Pitman tamely shot at Holy on the turn with time almost up.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12FullerBooked at 60mins
  • 4Lacey
  • 6Zakuani
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 8ParrettSubstituted forBinghamat 69'minutes
  • 33ByrneBooked at 20mins
  • 13Reilly
  • 14ParkerSubstituted forMboat 90+2'minutes
  • 15List
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forO'Neillat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 3Garmston
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 16Bingham
  • 23Mbo
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20ThompsonSubstituted forat 76'minutes
  • 16WhatmoughBooked at 90mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 32Thompson
  • 10LoweSubstituted forGreenat 68'minutes
  • 26Evans
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forWheelerat 68'minutes
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forPitmanat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 8Pitman
  • 22Wheeler
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass
  • 37Green
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,940

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Portsmouth 0.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Lacey (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Noel Mbo replaces Josh Parker.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Portsmouth 0. Callum Reilly (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Gillingham. Elliott List draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) after a foul in the penalty area.

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Billy Bingham (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke O'Neill replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Nathan Thompson went off injured after Portsmouth had used all subs.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Andre Green (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Billy Bingham replaces Dean Parrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. David Wheeler replaces Ronan Curtis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andre Green replaces Jamal Lowe.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

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

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Oliver Hawkins.

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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