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Gillingham 0-1 Portsmouth

Portsmouth
Matthew Kennedy stroked home the only goal of the game

Gillingham's miserable start to the season continued as they were beaten at home by Portsmouth in League One.

Pompey scored early in the second half when Matthew Kennedy finished after Curtis Main's header had hit the post.

The Gills failed to have a shot on target and the visitors had further chances, but Matthew Clarke headed wide and Kennedy shot over the crossbar.

The result leaves Gillingham 23rd, with only one league victory from 12 games, while Portsmouth move up to 13th.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 25O'Mara
  • 5EhmerBooked at 86mins
  • 19NugentSubstituted forTuckerat 45'minutes
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 14Parker
  • 16Bingham
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11MartinSubstituted forListat 57'minutes
  • 28ClareSubstituted forOldakerat 67'minutes
  • 10Wilkinson

Substitutes

  • 7Wagstaff
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 23Simpson
  • 26Arnold
  • 27Nash
  • 31Tucker

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 74mins
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 45mins
  • 9Hawkins
  • 17DonohueSubstituted forHaunstrupat 67'minutes
  • 7O'Keefe
  • 33CloseSubstituted forRoseat 83'minutes
  • 18Lowe
  • 23BennettSubstituted forEvansat 82'minutes
  • 11Kennedy
  • 14Main

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 22Naismith
  • 25Talbot
  • 26Evans
  • 32Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
8,163

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Portsmouth 1.

Foul by Curtis Main (Portsmouth).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

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

Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Rose replaces Ben Close.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oliver Hawkins.

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

Foul by Curtis Main (Portsmouth).

Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Oldaker (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brandon Haunstrup replaces Dion Donohue.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Darren Oldaker replaces Sean Clare.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 8th October 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury129301881030
2Wigan129122271528
3Bradford128222213926
4Rotherham127052213921
5Peterborough116232217520
6Charlton116231915420
7Blackburn10613158719
8Scunthorpe12543127519
9Fleetwood116142019119
10Oxford Utd125342114718
11Blackpool115331613318
12Bristol Rovers126062323018
13Portsmouth125251614217
14MK Dons125251215-317
15Southend124441722-516
16Walsall123541621-514
17Doncaster123361515012
18Rochdale122551014-411
19Oldham113171726-910
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon12237514-99
22Northampton12228822-148
23Gillingham12147616-107
24Plymouth12129821-135
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