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Gillingham 3-1 Southend United

Managerless Southend lost for the ninth time in 11 League One games as they and finished the match at Gillingham with 10 men.

The Kent side dominated the first half but only took the lead two minutes before the break when loanee midfielder Alfie Jones saw his half-volley deflect past Mark Oxley.

Oxley was beaten again within 40 seconds of the restart as Stuart O'Keefe doubled the hosts' advantage with a low curling effort.

Simon Cox pulled a neatly-worked goal back for the visitors approaching the hour, firing under Jack Bonham from 10 yards following Stephen McLaughlin's short free-kick.

Second-bottom Southend's chances of claiming their first away point of the season were dashed when substitute Emile Acquah was dismissed for a second booking following a foul on Barry Fuller just 11 minutes after coming on.

Gillingham striker Mikael Ndjoli then dramatically missed two penalties in the space of three minutes, shooting tamely against the post with his first effort before Oxley then tipped his second spot-kick wide.

However, Gillingham finally wrapped up the victory three minutes from time when Brandon Hanlan slotted into an empty net to end their three-match winless run.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12FullerBooked at 57minsSubstituted forTuckerat 90+4'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 14Jones
  • 18Byrne
  • 22LeeSubstituted forMarshallat 65'minutes
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forJakubiakat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak
  • 27Tucker

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouSubstituted forShaughnessyat 55'minutes
  • 15KiernanBooked at 81mins
  • 26LennonBooked at 70mins
  • 2BwomonoBooked at 71mins
  • 36HutchinsonSubstituted forAcquahat 55'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 5Milligan
  • 16Hamilton
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10Cox
  • 7Humphrys

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 8Dieng
  • 13Bishop
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 30Taylor
  • 32Acquah
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
5,091

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 3, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Southend United 1.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jack Tucker replaces Barry Fuller.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin with a cross.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Alex Jakubiak replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, Southend United 1. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Fuller.

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

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

Booking

Rob Kiernan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rob Kiernan (Southend United).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mark Milligan.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Penalty saved! Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top centre of the goal.

Penalty Gillingham. Max Ehmer draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Foul by Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United).

Penalty missed! Still Gillingham 2, Southend United 1. Mikael Ndjoli (Gillingham) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

Booking

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Harry Lennon (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Gillingham. Mikael Ndjoli draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Harry Lennon (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Offside, Gillingham. Thomas O'Connor tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mikael Ndjoli.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Emile Acquah (Southend United) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Emile Acquah (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Olly Lee.

Attempt missed. Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Milligan following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

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1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Fleetwood116232014620
4Coventry115511614220
5Blackpool115421613319
6Sunderland115421614219
7Peterborough1153326151118
8Bristol Rovers115331412218
9Oxford Utd124442417716
10Doncaster104421310316
11Lincoln City125161717016
12Shrewsbury114431013-316
13Rotherham10433169715
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham113441714313
16Portsmouth93331211112
17MK Dons114071218-612
18Accrington112541419-511
19Rochdale112451220-810
20Tranmere112361521-69
21Wimbledon121381423-96
22Southend111191228-164
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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