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Portsmouth 0-2 Gillingham

Portsmouth's unbeaten start to the League One season came to an end after a wonder goal from Tom Eaves set Gillingham on their way to a shock 2-0 win at Fratton Park.

Alex Lacey also found the net as the Gills secured their first victory since 11 August.

The Gills went ahead through Eaves in the 26th minute after he controlled the ball on his chest in the box before turning and smashing his effort into the back of the net.

The visitors then doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time as Pompey switched off at a low corner that Lacey fired in.

Pompey came out strongly after the interval and a goalmouth scramble in the 49th minute resulted in Jamal Lowe having his shot blocked.

The hosts continued to throw everything at Gillingham's penalty area and Lee Brown looked to have found Brett Pitman lurking in space, but defender Luke O'Neill headed away.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20ThompsonSubstituted forHawkinsat 75'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 16Whatmough
  • 3Brown
  • 33CloseSubstituted forThompsonat 45'minutes
  • 7Naylor
  • 10Lowe
  • 26EvansSubstituted forWheelerat 45'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 9Hawkins
  • 14Mason
  • 22Wheeler
  • 32Thompson

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 4Lacey
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 2O'Neill
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Parrett
  • 13Reilly
  • 12Fuller
  • 9Eaves
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 14Parker
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 19Simpson
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
18,158

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Gillingham 2.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

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

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Nathan Thompson.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

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

Hand ball by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Hand ball by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth1283121101127
2Peterborough127322819924
3Sunderland1265124131123
4Barnsley116412371622
5Walsall126421512322
6Doncaster126331814421
7Accrington125521412220
8Luton125431715219
9Charlton125341918118
10Fleetwood124531911817
11Southend125251516-117
12Scunthorpe124532024-417
13Blackpool11371129316
14Coventry124351013-315
15Rochdale123451725-813
16Shrewsbury122641011-112
17Wycombe122641418-412
18Burton113261215-311
19Gillingham113261520-511
20Wimbledon12327916-711
21Bristol Rovers12246912-310
22Bradford12318917-810
23Plymouth12147920-117
24Oxford Utd121381123-126
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