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Portsmouth 1-3 Gillingham

Lee Martin bagged a second-half brace as Gillingham came from behind to beat Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Jamal Lowe gave Pompey a 19th-minute lead when he fired a close-range effort into the roof of the net for his seventh goal in all competitions this season.

And the 23-year-old should have doubled his side's advantage just before the half-hour mark when he was in on goal but Gillingham defender Luke O'Neill got back to make a last-ditch tackle.

The visitors struck back through half-time substitute Conor Wilkinson in the 48th minute after he took a touch to set himself up before curling his shot into the bottom corner.

The Gills then took the lead through Martin when his free-kick managed to drift past everyone and find the back of the net.

And Martin got his second and secured all three points for the away side with a spectacular goal in the 80th minute, the Gillingham captain curling the ball into the top corner from outside the area.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 6BurgessBooked at 28mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 29DeslandesSubstituted forHaunstrupat 65'minutes
  • 33Close
  • 16WhatmoughSubstituted forChaplinat 77'minutes
  • 18Lowe
  • 14Ronan
  • 17Donohue
  • 22Naismith

Substitutes

  • 11Kennedy
  • 19Chaplin
  • 30May
  • 34Smith
  • 35Bass
  • 37Widdrington
  • 38Haunstrup

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 6Zakuani
  • 5Ehmer
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forListat 79'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 11MartinSubstituted forNasseriat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 26Reilly
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 45'minutes
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 19Nugent
  • 21List
  • 30Hadler
  • 37Nasseri
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
18,247

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Gillingham 3.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Navid Nasseri replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Connor Ronan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Gillingham 3. Lee Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Parker.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Jack Whatmough.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Gillingham 2. Lee Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brandon Haunstrup replaces Sylvain Deslandes.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lee Martin.

Connor Ronan (Portsmouth) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Foul by Anton Walkes (Portsmouth).

Callum Reilly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anton Walkes (Portsmouth).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Gillingham 1. Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

Hand ball by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

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1Blackburn372210570353576
2Shrewsbury35218647262171
3Wigan33208562233968
4Rotherham351951158401862
5Scunthorpe371513954441058
6Plymouth36159124443154
7Peterborough3514111057451253
8Charlton34149114445-151
9Bristol Rovers36155165153-250
10Bradford34155144851-350
11Gillingham361213114240249
12Portsmouth36154174347-449
13Southend35129144254-1245
14Walsall371111154754-744
15Doncaster361013134344-143
16Oxford Utd35119155053-342
17Blackpool351012134247-542
18Wimbledon36118173647-1141
19Oldham351010155060-1040
20Northampton36109173557-2239
21Fleetwood35108174657-1138
22Rochdale32711143341-832
23MK Dons35711173248-1632
24Bury3579193052-2230
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