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Bristol Rovers 2-1 Gillingham

Substitute Ellis Harrison volleyed an 90th-minute winner as Bristol Rovers came from behind to beat Gillingham in a competitive League One clash at the Memorial Stadium.

The striker met a left-wing cross from fellow replacement Cristian Montano at the far post and hammered a right-footed shot in off goalkeeper Jonathan Bond from the corner of the six-yard box.

Gillingham had taken a 62nd-minute lead when Rovers failed to defend a long throw from the right and Josh Wright popped up unmarked at the far post to fire low past Kelle Roos.

Man of the match Chris Lines grabbed an 82nd-minute equaliser, exchanging passes with Matt Taylor and breaking through the middle before coolly shooting past Bond.

A drab first half saw Rovers go closest after 21 minutes when a good move involving Charlie Colkett and Taylor ended with Stuart Sinclair firing wide of the near post.

Gillingham defended well, but were unable to create much going forward, despite some promising approach play often inspired by the industrious Bradley Dack.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBodinat 45'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Hartley
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 14LinesBooked at 42mins
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forMontañoat 68'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 35Colkett
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHarrisonat 59'minutes
  • 10TaylorBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 9Harrison
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 29James
  • 34Boateng
  • 36Clarke-Salter

Gillingham

  • 30BondBooked at 89mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12KoncheskyBooked at 90mins
  • 44WrightBooked at 64mins
  • 4HerdBooked at 31mins
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forByrneat 63'minutes
  • 23DackBooked at 55minsSubstituted forListat 90'minutes
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 29mins
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forNoubleat 23'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 11Knott
  • 18Pask
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 33Byrne
  • 45Nouble
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
9,489

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Gillingham 1.

Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Gillingham).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Konchesky (Gillingham).

Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Gillingham 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristian Montaño.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Bradley Dack.

Booking

Jonathan Bond (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Chris Herd (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Chris Herd (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Gillingham 1. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Colkett.

Charlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Attempt missed. Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Stuart Sinclair.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt blocked. Chris Herd (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Josh Wright (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Byrne replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 1. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford13661158724
3Bolton136431310322
4Rochdale136341813521
5Sheff Utd126331814421
6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
23Shrewsbury132471321-810
24Coventry12165815-79
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