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Gillingham 0-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury moved closer to securing their League One status as second-half goals from James Bolton and Tyrese Campbell earned victory at Gillingham.

Bolton met Shaun Whalley's cross to fire through a crowded penalty area soon after half-time and net his first league goal of the season.

And Campbell made sure of victory shortly after the hour despite slightly scuffing his shot from Scott Golbourne's cutback.

Victory for the Shrews - their third in five games - moved Sam Ricketts' side up to 13th and onto 50 points, six clear of the relegation zone.

The visitors had earlier threatened when Whalley's 20-yard free-kick skimmed the outside of the post, and Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy brilliantly smothered Omar Beckles' effort from six yards.

Billy Bingham had the best chance for the hosts, who are now just four points clear of the drop, after three minutes when he fired a low shot against the post.

Luke O'Neill's long-range free-kick flew just past Jonathan Mitchell's post, while substitute Josh Rees' effort was inadvertently blocked on the line by team-mate Brandon Hanlan late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 12Fuller
  • 8ParrettSubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 33ByrneBooked at 87mins
  • 16BinghamSubstituted forListat 45'minutes
  • 10BurkeSubstituted forReesat 67'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 14Campbell
  • 15List
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21King
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler

Shrewsbury

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Williams
  • 22Waterfall
  • 6Beckles
  • 13BoltonSubstituted forSearsat 80'minutes
  • 8DochertyBooked at 66mins
  • 29Norburn
  • 42Grant
  • 23Golbourne
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forLaurentat 71'minutes
  • 11CampbellSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sadler
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 18Gilliead
  • 27Sears
  • 28Laurent
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 50Payne
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
4,109

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Gillingham).

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Gillingham).

Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Josh Rees (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Josh Rees (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Tyrese Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Sears replaces James Bolton because of an injury.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Tahvon Campbell replaces Dean Parrett.

Dean Parrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Josh Laurent replaces Shaun Whalley.

Foul by Josh Rees (Gillingham).

Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Rees replaces Graham Burke.

Booking

Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Elliott List.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Shrewsbury Town 2. Tyrese Campbell (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Gillingham).

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Shrewsbury Town 1. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

Attempt saved. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley422313672353782
3Sunderland412117374413380
4Portsmouth412311775443180
5Charlton422310962382479
6Doncaster4219121171521969
7Peterborough411810136354964
8Coventry421710155049161
9Burton4216121460481260
10Blackpool421416124746158
11Fleetwood411511155447756
12Oxford Utd421314155056-653
13Shrewsbury421214164753-650
14Bristol Rovers421213174447-349
15Gillingham42139205468-1448
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Wycombe421211195264-1247
18Plymouth421211195167-1647
19Scunthorpe42129214973-2445
20Rochdale42129215183-3245
21Wimbledon42128223759-2244
22Southend42127234963-1443
23Walsall42119224569-2442
24Bradford42106264572-2736
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