The FA Cup - First Round
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Gillingham 2-1 Leyton Orient

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Highlights: Gillingham 2-1 Leyton Orient

Gillingham were spared FA Cup embarrassment from non-league opposition after scraping a 2-1 first-round win over a spirited Leyton Orient.

Josh Parker's simple header gave the hosts the lead in a first half they dominated before Tom Eaves' finish had the game seemingly dead and buried.

James Dayton pulled one back for Orient but they could not find a goal to force a replay.

The home side opened the scoring when Elliott List's in-swinging cross found an unmarked Parker, who nodded the ball in after 19 minutes.

Orient livened up after the break, forcing Tomas Holy into making two great saves, first from David Mooney's volley and then from Jamie Sendles-White's powerful header.

The visitors found themselves two down when Connor Ogilvie's long ball found Eaves, who dispatched his chance after out-muscling Sendles-White.

Orient hit back when Dayton's low free-kick from the left went through a crowd and into the corner of the net.

Joe Widdowson was sent off late on for pulling back Conor Wilkinson as Orient failed to find an equaliser.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12OgilvieSubstituted forO'Neillat 80'minutes
  • 28ClareBooked at 78mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11Martin
  • 33Byrne
  • 14Parker
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 76'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 21ListSubstituted forWagstaffat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 17Mbo
  • 22Chapman
  • 24Cundle
  • 26Arnold

Leyton Orient

  • 1GraingerBooked at 35mins
  • 16ClarkSubstituted forLawlessat 46'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Sendles-White
  • 3WiddowsonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Caprice
  • 11BocoSubstituted forHarroldat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 31WestbrookeSubstituted forSotiriouat 87'minutes
  • 27DaytonBooked at 81mins
  • 14JuddBooked at 81mins
  • 9Bonne
  • 10Mooney

Substitutes

  • 4Lawless
  • 12Sargeant
  • 15Pollock
  • 21Dalby
  • 23Clay
  • 24Harrold
  • 28Sotiriou
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,659

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Macauley Bonne (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient) for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient).

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

Myles Judd (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ruel Sotiriou replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Booking

Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient).

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

Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Attempt saved. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Myles Judd (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Dayton (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Dayton (Leyton Orient).

Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke O'Neill replaces Connor Ogilvie.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Leyton Orient 1. James Dayton (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Sean Clare (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Dayton (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Clare (Gillingham).

Zain Westbrooke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Tom Eaves.

Booking

Alex Lawless (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Leyton Orient 0. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Ogilvie.

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