Charlie Lee scored a brace as Gillingham beat Morecambe to finish one place outside the play-off spots.

Danny Kedwell's shot was headed off the line by Shrimps striker Jordan Burrow, but Lee put the Gills ahead with a low strike from 20 yards.

Visiting keeper Barry Roche did brilliantly to deny Jo Kuffour on the stroke of half-time.

But Lee made it 2-0 in the second half with a cool finish following Danny Jackman's neat through-ball.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"I asked them to go out and win the last game and I couldn't ask for any more from the boys.

"There's a fine line between success and failure, if that's the word finishing eighth, but we haven't achieved our goal this season.

"He's (chairman Paul Scally) thinking about what to do, that's a chat between myself and the chairman for Monday.

"We'll see where he wants to go with me. Hopefully it will be here, if not, that's football, he'll make a decision which will be an honest one."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 28 Gazzaniga
  • 03 Frampton
  • 12 Martin
  • 16 Fish
  • 18 Jackman
  • 22 Essam
  • 04 C Lee Booked
  • 08 Payne (Brown - 83' )
  • 19 Montrose (Spiller - 61' )
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 33 Kuffour (Vine - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Flitney
  • 05 King
  • 17 Spiller
  • 25 Brown
  • 23 Vine

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 06 Haining Booked (Cowperthwaite - 23' )
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 07 Reid
  • 18 McDonald
  • 08 Hunter
  • 09 Alessandra Booked (Mwasile - 68' )
  • 14 Burrow
  • 27 Redshaw (Parkinson - 56' )
  • 30 Carlton

Substitutes

  • 25 Kettings
  • 24 Cowperthwaite
  • 26 Parkinson
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 28 McGee
Ref: Sutton
Att: 4,382

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

3 4

Corners

6 4

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Izak Reid by Danny Spiller. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:06

Shot by Garry Hunter from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

90:00 +0:11

Joe Mwasile gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee. Matt Fish takes the direct free kick.

87:44

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Carlton.

85:54

Dan Parkinson fouled by Danny Spiller, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Izak Reid, Matt Fish manages to make a clearance.

85:27

Connor Essam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nile Cowperthwaite. Free kick taken by Nile Cowperthwaite.

83:59

Foul by Alex Brown on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Garry Hunter from right channel, save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.

82:22 Substitution

Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Alex Brown coming on for Jack Payne.

82:22

Unfair challenge on Joe Mwasile by Matt Fish results in a free kick. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

80:38

Joe Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Burrow. Izak Reid restarts play with the free kick.

77:42

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Izak Reid, Chris McCready takes a shot. Danny Kedwell gets a block in.

75:16

The assist for the goal came from Danny Jackman.

75:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Lee - Gillingham 2 - 0 Morecambe A goal is scored by Charlie Lee from just outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 2-0 Morecambe.

73:54

Danny Kedwell produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

72:25

Jordan Burrow has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

71:30

Nile Cowperthwaite concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Essam. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the direct free kick.

70:30

Izak Reid takes the free kick.

70:30 Substitution

Substitution Rowan Vine on for Jo Kuffour.

70:30

Danny Kedwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Parrish.

68:07

Shot from outside the box by Danny Jackman goes wide right of the target.

67:06 Substitution

Substitution Joe Mwasile is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Alessandra.

67:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Parkinson on Joe Martin. Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

65:34

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Blocked by Nile Cowperthwaite. Danny Spiller takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Garry Hunter.

64:51

Nile Cowperthwaite takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

64:09

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Spiller, save by Barry Roche.

63:04

Corner taken short by Danny Jackman.

61:49

Dan Parkinson is ruled offside. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the direct free kick.

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Montrose leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Spiller.

58:45

Corner taken short by Izak Reid.

58:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Montrose. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

56:46

Gary McDonald takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a comfortable save.

56:15

Danny Kedwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Andy Parrish.

55:39 Substitution

Substitution Dan Parkinson is brought on as a substitute for Jack Redshaw.

55:25

Jack Redshaw has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

53:28

Long range shot by Lewis Alessandra goes wide right of the net.

52:21

Charlie Lee has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

50:16

Header by Jack Redshaw from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

48:44

Izak Reid takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Parrish goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

48:17

The referee blows for offside against Danny Kedwell. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

46:21

Jack Payne concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Alessandra. Garry Hunter restarts play with the free kick.

45:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Carlton on Connor Essam. Andy Frampton restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:42

Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Roche.

44:05

Joe Martin takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

43:17 Booking

Booking Lewis Alessandra shown a yellow card.

42:39

Danny Jackman fouled by Lewis Alessandra, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

40:22

Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald. Garry Hunter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Paulo Gazzaniga.

37:55

Matt Fish challenges Garry Hunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Hunter takes the direct free kick.

37:28

Jack Redshaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Payne. Direct free kick taken by Connor Essam.

35:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Connor Essam. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

35:09

Nile Cowperthwaite handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Charlie Lee delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

30:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Jackman, Connor Essam concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Roche. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

27:45

Lewis Alessandra has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

24:14 Booking

Booking The referee books Charlie Lee for unsporting behaviour.

23:48

Charlie Lee challenges Nile Cowperthwaite unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

21:46 Substitution

Substitution Nile Cowperthwaite joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Haining.

21:46

Unfair challenge on Connor Essam by Jordan Burrow results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.

17:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Lee - Gillingham 1 - 0 Morecambe Charlie Lee scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Morecambe.

17:07

Matt Fish decides to take a short corner.

14:47

Chris McCready challenges Jo Kuffour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Jackman, Garry Hunter crosses the ball, Connor Essam manages to make a clearance. Danny Kedwell produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar. Corner from left by-line taken by Danny Jackman.

13:03

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Jordan Burrow goes wide right of the goal.

8:32 Booking

Booking Will Haining receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

7:56

Unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Will Haining results in a free kick. Danny Jackman restarts play with the free kick.

5:45

Danny Kedwell takes a shot.

4:46

Jordan Burrow takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a comfortable save.

3:44

Danny Kedwell is ruled offside. Izak Reid restarts play with the free kick.

1:08

Jack Payne challenges Izak Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Will Haining.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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