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Gillingham 1-2 Burton Albion

Nathan Broadhead scored the first senior goals of his career on his full league debut as Burton came from behind to win at Gillingham in League One.

The Gills took the lead after seven minutes when Malian midfielder Ouss Cisse fired home only his fourth goal in English football following Kieran O'Hara's fumble.

Albion initially wasted several opportunities to equalise, as Gillingham summer signing Jack Bonham parried Lucas Akins' tame penalty wide and produced a quick-fire double save to deny Broadhead and Ryan Edwards.

Broadhead drew Nigel Clough's side level after 42 minutes, brilliantly curling low into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

The 21-year-old Everton loanee put the visitors ahead three minutes later when he got the final touch on Edwards' low delivery across the face of goal.

His unforgettable day almost ended with a hat-trick, but his late 20-yard free-kick curled narrowly over Bonham's bar.

Gillingham, who named eight home debutants in their starting 11, came closest to an equaliser when Brandon Hanlan dragged a low shot wide approaching the hour mark.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Hodson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 14Jones
  • 12Fuller
  • 19Marshall
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 16CisséSubstituted forListat 55'minutes
  • 10NdjoliSubstituted forByrneat 45'minutes
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forMandronat 45'minutes
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 6Ogilvie
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 15List
  • 18Byrne
  • 21Walsh
  • 26Woods

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2BrayfordBooked at 90mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 10mins
  • 5Buxton
  • 3Daniel
  • 8Fraser
  • 4Edwards
  • 6Wallace
  • 9BroadheadSubstituted forHutchinsonat 86'minutes
  • 27Boyce
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 13Bywater
  • 14Sbarra
  • 15Hutchinson
  • 17Sarkic
  • 18Nartey
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
4,682

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Burton Albion 2.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Burton Albion).

Booking

John Brayford (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Nathan Broadhead.

Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

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

Attempt blocked. Lee Hodson (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Marshall.

Attempt missed. Nathan Broadhead (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Lee Hodson.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. John Brayford (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by John Brayford.

Offside, Burton Albion. Ryan Edwards tries a through ball, but Liam Boyce is caught offside.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Gillingham) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Alfie Jones.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mikael Mandron.

Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott Fraser with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall with a cross.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

Mark Marshall (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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