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Gillingham 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers moved up to 16th in League One after Jonson Clarke-Harris' sixth goal in five league games earned them a 1-0 victory at Gillingham.

Clarke-Harris brilliantly fired into the top corner from 25 yards approaching the hour to earn Graham Coughlan's side their third-consecutive league win.

Rovers' January signing had earlier missed his side's best chance of the first half, heading wide at the far post after rising highest to meet Tom Nichols' deep cross, also nodding an effort straight to Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy from Ed Upson's free-kick two minutes after the break.

Brandon Hanlan squandered Gillingham's only effort on target as he tamely shot at Jack Bonham when through on goal after 48 minutes.

Stand-in captain Max Ehmer volleyed into the side netting after latching on to Luke O'Neill's corner and Tom Eaves' drive on the turn was brilliantly blocked by Ollie Clarke.

Defeat for the Gills leaves the Kent club just three points above the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 12FullerBooked at 90mins
  • 20OldakerSubstituted forListat 60'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 13Reilly
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 83'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Parrett
  • 10Burke
  • 15List
  • 17Da Silva Lopes
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 28Kelly
  • 8O Clarke
  • 6Upson
  • 25OgogoSubstituted forSinclairat 38'minutes
  • 7SercombeSubstituted forKilgourat 90+1'minutes
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forJakubiakat 72'minutes
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 14Lines
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 18Osho
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair
  • 30Kilgour
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,938

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Booking

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alfie Kilgour replaces Liam Sercombe.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Michael Kelly.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt blocked. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

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

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Hand ball by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Jakubiak replaces Tom Nichols.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Clarke.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

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

Hand ball by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton372310470294179
2Barnsley372111564283674
3Sunderland361816262332970
4Portsmouth371911764412368
5Charlton37199955371866
6Doncaster3615111061461556
7Peterborough371510125752555
8Blackpool371314103937253
9Coventry37158144141053
10Fleetwood371310144741649
11Burton371211144544147
12Plymouth37129164757-1045
13Wycombe371111154656-1044
14Accrington361111143849-1144
15Scunthorpe37128174662-1644
16Bristol Rovers361110153737043
17Gillingham37127184759-1243
18Southend37126194754-742
19Walsall37119174158-1742
20Shrewsbury37913154049-940
21Oxford Utd37913154354-1140
22Rochdale37108194475-3138
23Bradford37106214262-2036
24Wimbledon37106213153-2236
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