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Gillingham 1-2 Peterborough United

Mo Eisa scored his 10th goal of the season as Peterborough continued their impressive run of form with a victory away at Gillingham.

Playing against former manager Steve Evans for the first time since he was sacked in January, Peterborough's seventh win in 10 games came courtesy of a dogged performance.

After the hosts had dominated the first half, Joe Ward put Darren Ferguson's side ahead five minutes before the break with a swerving 25-yard shot that left Gills goalkeeper Jack Bonham stranded.

Eisa's penalty six minutes into the second half - awarded after Mark Byrne handled Ward's driven corner - sealed a third Peterborough victory at Priestfield from their past four visits.

Substitute Mikael Mandron brought the game back to life 10 minutes from time when he slotted past Christy Pym for his first league goal for the Gills.

The hosts were punished for not taking their chances, Mikael Ndjoli was denied brilliantly by Pym in the opening two minutes but were unlucky not to get a result when substitute Alex Jakubiak skimmed the crossbar in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 27Tucker
  • 5EhmerBooked at 46mins
  • 6OgilvieBooked at 88mins
  • 24O'Connor
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'KeefeSubstituted forMarshallat 83'minutes
  • 18ByrneBooked at 51mins
  • 22LeeSubstituted forMandronat 64'minutes
  • 10NdjoliSubstituted forJakubiakat 58'minutes
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 23WardSubstituted forKanuat 90'minutes
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Beevers
  • 18Blake-Tracy
  • 24Mason
  • 8KnightBooked at 66mins
  • 21Boyd
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forButlerat 75'minutes
  • 17Toney
  • 7EisaSubstituted forWoodyardat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Butler
  • 4Woodyard
  • 15Thompson
  • 26Chapman
  • 27Kanu
  • 31Barker
  • 32Burrows
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,269

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Peterborough United 2.

Attempt saved. Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor with a cross.

Niall Mason (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Foul by Dan Butler (Peterborough United).

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

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Joe Ward.

Attempt missed. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Marshall with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mikael Mandron with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Beevers following a set piece situation.

Booking

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Alex Woodyard replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Attempt missed. Alfie Jones (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mikael Mandron.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Peterborough United 2. Mikael Mandron (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brandon Hanlan.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stuart O'Keefe.

Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ward with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Butler with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Dan Butler replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Ward with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe137512213926
3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Coventry135621615121
7Bristol Rovers136341514121
8Blackpool135531715220
9Doncaster125431513219
10Sunderland125431615119
11Rotherham125341912718
12Lincoln City145271719-217
13Shrewsbury124531013-317
14Rochdale134451722-516
15Burton114341513215
16Gillingham133551816214
17Portsmouth113441212013
18Tranmere133461722-513
19MK Dons134181219-713
20Wimbledon143381924-512
21Accrington122551521-611
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton11047328-25-8
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