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Southend United 2-0 Gillingham

A superb goalkeeping performance from Nathan Bishop helped Southend to a 2-0 win against Gillingham.

The Shrimpers shot-stopper made a series of fine saves to ensure all three points for Chris Powell's side.

Bishop kept out Luke O'Neill's free-kick in the first half before the Shrimpers netted with one of their own in the 40th minute as Sam Mantom's effort from the left flank missed a cluster of players in the penalty box before nestling in the right hand corner of the net.

The Gills nearly replied when Tom Eaves headed over from close range before the striker was denied by Bishop when clean through on goal.

After the break, Bishop impressively tipped over Mark Byrne's shot from 20 yards before the Shrimpers keeper did well to keep out Eaves' close range effort before the game exploded into life in stoppage time.

Southend striker Theo Robinson was sent off for two bookable offences before Gills were adamant Connor Ogilvie's effort had crossed the line.

However, with the visitors still protesting, Simon Cox teed up Taylor Moore to score to double the lead.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2BwomonoBooked at 74mins
  • 6Turner
  • 23Moore
  • 32Hendrie
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forCoxat 76'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 18Mantom
  • 36HutchinsonSubstituted forHyamat 60'minutes
  • 31RobinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 30BunnSubstituted forWhiteat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 7Kightly
  • 10Cox
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 22Smith
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 48White

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 4Lacey
  • 6Zakuani
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 2O'Neill
  • 33Byrne
  • 16BinghamBooked at 39minsSubstituted forReesat 50'minutes
  • 13ReillySubstituted forListat 84'minutes
  • 3Garmston
  • 9Eaves
  • 14ParkerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hanlan
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 19Simpson
  • 20Oldaker
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,903

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Gillingham 0.

Booking

Alex Lacey (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Gillingham 0. Taylor Moore (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Cox following a fast break.

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Southend United).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Theo Robinson (Southend United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

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

Booking

Theo Robinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces Harry Bunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Callum Reilly.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Hand ball by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Hyam (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces Dru Yearwood.

Attempt missed. Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Bishop.

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Attempt missed. Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Stephen Hendrie (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth26176346242257
2Luton26157449242552
3Sunderland24148245232250
4Barnsley25137540221846
5Charlton26144842301246
6Doncaster26136747321545
7Peterborough26128645331244
8Coventry26115102829-138
9Southend26112133231135
10Blackpool259882625135
11Fleetwood2697103530534
12Accrington259792735-834
13Burton2595113033-332
14Wycombe2688103438-432
15Walsall2688102841-1332
16Shrewsbury2679102932-330
17Rochdale2686123352-1930
18Gillingham2684143643-728
19Bristol Rovers2676132529-427
20Bradford2683153140-927
21Scunthorpe2676133251-1927
22Oxford Utd2668123141-1026
23Plymouth2666143147-1624
24Wimbledon2664162037-1722
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