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Southend United 0-1 Gillingham

Connor Ogilvie's second-half header saw in-form Gillingham win 1-0 at relegation-doomed Southend.

Ogilvie nodded home the only goal of the game to extend the Gills' unbeaten record to 14 League One games and take them four points off the play-off places.

Neither side threatened during an uneventful first half during which Shrimpers winger Stephen McLaughlin fired two long-range free-kicks at goal.

But Gillingham stepped things up in the second half and came close to taking the lead when Ogilvie headed Tom O'Connor's right-wing corner wide of the right post.

In reply, Gills goalkeeper Jack Bonham did well to deny Charlie Kelman before the visitors bagged their winner in the 67th minute when Ogilvie climbed above Southend's debutant keeper Harry Seaden to head home Jordan Graham's right-wing cross.

Southend wasted a clear cut chance to equalise late on with substitute Matt Rush firing wide of the left post and they remain second from bottom in the table, 14 points from safety.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 40Seaden
  • 2Bwomono
  • 47Mitchell-NelsonBooked at 74mins
  • 8Dieng
  • 27KyprianouSubstituted forShaughnessyat 75'minutes
  • 34EgbriSubstituted forRushat 85'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 5Milligan
  • 33Clifford
  • 23KelmanBooked at 90mins
  • 11McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 15Klass
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 25Barratt
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 41Rush
  • 43Kinali
  • 45Taylor

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5EhmerBooked at 72mins
  • 27TuckerBooked at 30mins
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 8WillockSubstituted forLeeat 63'minutes
  • 10RobertsSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 90+4'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 15Akinde
  • 9MandronSubstituted forGrahamat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 14Jones
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Graham
  • 21Walsh
  • 22Lee
  • 26Woods
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
6,021

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Gillingham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Jordan Roberts.

Booking

Charlie Kelman (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matt Rush (Southend United).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Rush (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Offside, Gillingham. Olly Lee tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Foul by Tom Clifford (Southend United).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Matt Rush replaces Terrell Egbri.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

Jordan Graham (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Joe Shaughnessy replaces Harry Kyprianou.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Miles Mitchell-Nelson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Miles Mitchell-Nelson (Southend United).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Terrell Egbri (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Gillingham 1. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross.

Foul by Terrell Egbri (Southend United).

Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Clifford (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Olly Lee replaces Matty Willock.

Harry Kyprianou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Graham (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Charlie Kelman (Southend United).

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Miles Mitchell-Nelson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham31176856322457
2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Gillingham32121373930949
10Oxford Utd31139952341848
11Doncaster31139947311648
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3279163751-1430
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3237223379-4616
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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