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Burton Albion 2-3 Gillingham

Substitute Josh Rees scored a stoppage time-winner as FA Cup giantkillers Gillingham beat Carabao Cup semi-finalists Burton in a thriller at the Pirelli Stadium.

Gillingham had led 2-0 at half-time thanks to Elliott List's strike and Callum Reilly's penalty as they sought to build on their cup win over Premier League Cardiff.

However, Albion, looking to recover from their 9-0 midweek mauling at the hands of Manchester City, hit back after the break to level through Scott Fraser's brace - only for Rees to sink them right at the end.

The Gills struck with their first effort of the game, on the counter attack, having absorbed heavy Burton pressure in the opening 20 minutes of the game.

Lucas Akins and Jamie Allen both fired wide for the hosts early on whilst Ben Fox saw Luke O'Neill clear his curling effort off the line.

An Akins shot was then blocked and within seconds List was bursting through at the other end with Burton exposed at the back and, after beating John Brayford on the outside, the forward calmly stroked home past Bradley Collins.

Albion continued to enjoy the better chances but it all unravelled on the stroke of half-time.

O'Neill's free-kick was adjudged by referee Peter Wright to have been handled in the wall and Reilly stepped up to smash home the spot-kick against his former side.

Fraser's quickfire double after the break got Albion back on terms, though.

He found the back of the net off the inside of the post for his first in the 52nd minute and then, eight minutes later, thrashed the equaliser past Tomas Holy at his near post.

Albion looked more likely to grab a winner but Rees fired home after List battled inside the box to set him up from Brendan Hanlan's cross.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 12FoxSubstituted forClarkeat 71'minutes
  • 2Brayford
  • 6TurnerBooked at 45mins
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 4Allen
  • 23Quinn
  • 7Fraser
  • 10Akins
  • 27Boyce
  • 18MillerSubstituted forTempletonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 5McFadzean
  • 9Sbarra
  • 11Templeton
  • 21Clarke
  • 22Wallace
  • 44Cole

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 4Lacey
  • 6ZakuaniSubstituted forEhmerat 89'minutes
  • 34OgilvieSubstituted forHanlanat 58'minutes
  • 2O'Neill
  • 33Byrne
  • 13Reilly
  • 3Garmston
  • 11Charles-CookBooked at 76minsSubstituted forReesat 76'minutes
  • 15List
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 7Hanlan
  • 18Nash
  • 19Simpson
  • 23Mbo
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
2,634

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home31
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 3.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 3. Josh Rees (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Elliott List.

Attempt saved. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Max Ehmer replaces Gabriel Zakuani.

Attempt saved. Ben Turner (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Rees (Gillingham).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

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

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Rees replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

Booking

Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. David Templeton (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Josh Clarke replaces Ben Fox.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Will Miller.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Will Miller (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Regan Charles-Cook.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 2. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Will Miller.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

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

goal

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