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Gillingham 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury moved up to second in League One after they continued their unbeaten league start with a hard-fought victory against struggling Gillingham.

Norwich loanee Carlton Morris opened the scoring on the half hour, shooting into the top corner from 10 yards following good work on the left by Alex Rodman.

Provider turned scorer seven minutes later, as the midfielder headed in his second goal of the season from Shaun Whalley's brilliant cross.

Substitute Josh Parker scored Gillingham's consolation 14 minutes from time, heading in unmarked from Scott Wagstaff's curling delivery.

Without a league win since Good Friday, the hosts started the game the brighter, with visiting goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray making a fine save to deny Gills striker Liam Nash from 18 yards.

Captain Lee Martin also missed a golden opportunity to equalise at 1-0, scuffing his shot after rushing to meet Nash's low cross into the box.

Rodman saw his placed shot miss the target by inches after going through on goal, before Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy made a good save to deny Morris from an acute angle.

Billy Bingham almost equalised 10 minutes from time with a 25-yard effort that narrowly went over.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'NeillSubstituted forClareat 65'minutes
  • 4Lacey
  • 19Nugent
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 33Byrne
  • 16Bingham
  • 11MartinSubstituted forCundleat 81'minutes
  • 9EavesBooked at 74mins
  • 27NashSubstituted forParkerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 14Parker
  • 20Oldaker
  • 24Cundle
  • 26Arnold
  • 28Clare

Shrewsbury

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12BrownBooked at 68mins
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forBecklesat 87'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 4Godfrey
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 84'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 17Adams
  • 44Coyne
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,080

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Gillingham).

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Gillingham).

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Omar Beckles replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt blocked. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Alex Rodman.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Gregory Cundle replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Gillingham).

Ben Godfrey (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Ben Godfrey (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Alex Lacey (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Bolton.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Ben Nugent (Gillingham) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean Clare (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Sean Clare replaces Luke O'Neill.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough5410124813
2Shrewsbury541084413
3Charlton5401116512
4Scunthorpe532082611
5Wigan431082610
6Bradford531196310
7Blackpool531186210
8Fleetwood43016339
9Oxford Utd52217348
10Walsall52218718
11Blackburn42027616
12Doncaster51316606
13Bristol Rovers5203811-36
14Southend5131610-46
15Portsmouth412145-15
16Wimbledon511335-24
17Plymouth511359-44
18Bury511348-44
19MK Dons511337-44
20Rotherham41036603
21Rochdale503236-33
22Gillingham502347-32
23Oldham5005512-70
24Northampton4004210-80
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