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Gillingham 4-0 Bradford City

Gillingham claimed their first home league win since early August as Tom Eaves' second-half double helped them to a 4-0 victory over bottom side Bradford City.

Former Charlton trainee Regan Charles-Cook curled in his first goal in league football to put the hosts in front three minutes after the break.

Eaves saw his 62nd-minute penalty saved by Richard O'Donnell following Connor Wood's handball, but fired home from an acute angle shortly after to double the hosts' advantage.

Substitute Elliott List capitalised on poor City defending on 69 minutes to consign David Hopkin's side to their 13th league defeat in 17 games.

And Eaves earned the Gills their biggest win since September 2015 and piled the misery on the Bantams when he headed home late on from Barry Fuller's cross.

Struggling City were made to pay for a number of missed chances in the opening half. Gillingham right-back Luke O'Neill cleared Lewis O'Brien's shot off the line within the opening 100 seconds before goalkeeper Tomas Holy produced a great save to deny Jack Payne.

David Ball's header from a Payne corner was disallowed for offside and former Gillingham midfielder Josh Wright headed straight at Holy shortly before the break.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Fuller
  • 16BinghamSubstituted forParrettat 83'minutes
  • 20Oldaker
  • 33Byrne
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forNasseriat 74'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 8Parrett
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 23Wood
  • 6O'Connor
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 25IsherwoodSubstituted forBrunkerat 73'minutes
  • 44WrightBooked at 61mins
  • 21Akpan
  • 39O'BrienBooked at 24mins
  • 40BallSubstituted forGibsonat 85'minutes
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forDandery Seedorfat 80'minutes
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 17Dandery Seedorf
  • 18Brunker
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 35Staunton
  • 37Goldthorp
  • 43Maltby
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,399

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 4, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Bradford City 0.

Attempt blocked. Navid Nasseri (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 4, Bradford City 0. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller.

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces David Ball.

Attempt saved. Sherwin Dandery Seedorf (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Dean Parrett replaces Billy Bingham.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Sherwin Dandery Seedorf replaces Eoin Doyle.

Attempt missed. Elliott List (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Delay in match Barry Fuller (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Navid Nasseri replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kai Brunker replaces Thomas Isherwood.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bingham (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jack Payne (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, Bradford City 0. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Bradford City 0. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darren Oldaker.

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

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Penalty saved! Tom Eaves (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Josh Wright (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Josh Wright (Bradford City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Bradford City).

goal

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