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Oxford United 1-0 Gillingham

Oxford stretched their unbeaten league run to seven games with victory over Gillingham in an open encounter at the Kassam Stadium.

James Henry hit the winner from the penalty spot after 59 minutes - after Marcus Browne was brought down - for his fifth goal of the season.

Browne raced on to Cameron Brannagan's pass into the box and reached the ball just before Tomas Holy, but he tumbled over the goalkeeper's body.

Referee Neil Hair pointed for a spot-kick, despite strong protests from the Gillingham players, and Henry converted it confidently into the top-left corner.

Henry also hit the post with a right-footed shot in the 77th minute from Browne's deep cross.

Ricky Holmes had been Oxford's main threat in the first half, twice forcing decent saves from Holy with low shots.

But the Gills began the second half strongly and, after Brandon Hanlan went close with an angled drive, U's keeper Simon Eastwood denied Regan Charles-Cook.

Late on Hanlan went close again with a 25-yard drive that Eastwood saved to his right.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Eastwood
  • 23Long
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 40mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 10BrowneBooked at 83mins
  • 17Henry
  • 12HolmesSubstituted forHansonat 56'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forBradburyat 56'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 6Hanson
  • 22Raglan
  • 41Mitchell
  • 43Lopes
  • 44Spasov
  • 45Bradbury

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6ZakuaniBooked at 73mins
  • 12Fuller
  • 16Bingham
  • 15List
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 33Byrne
  • 7Hanlan
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 20Oldaker
  • 23Mbo
  • 24Rees
  • 25Stevenson
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
6,628

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Gillingham 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

  4. Post update

    Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

  6. Post update

    Marcus Browne (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

  8. Post update

    John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

  10. Booking

    Harvey Bradbury (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Bradbury (Oxford United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Bradbury (Oxford United).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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