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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

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Lacey (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Noel Mbo replaces Josh Parker.

  7. Goal!

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Billy Bingham (Gillingham).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

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

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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