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Accrington Stanley 0-1 Gillingham

Regan Charles-Cook scored his first goal of the season as Gillingham beat Accrington for their first away win of the campaign.

Stanley were ruing missed chances as they had the ball in the back of the net three times - all ruled out - and hit the post three times with keeper Jack Bonham also making a string of superb saves..

Stanley's Colby Bishop hit the upright in the sixth minute and Offrande Zanzala skimmed the outside of the post with the follow-up. Bonham then kept out a Bishop header on 27 minutes.

Stanley had already had the ball in the back of the net twice but the referee had blown his whistle before they thought they had scored on 30 minutes with Bishop's ball helped over the line by Zanzala - but he was ruled offside.

Stanley came close again but Bonham saved Zanzala's shot, it bounced out to Bishop and he could only find the post.

Gillingham went down the other end and Tom O'Connor played the ball to Charles-Cook on the edge of the area and he curled the ball home in the 59th minute.

Inspired Bonham denied Bishop and Jordan Clark to secure the win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forNeves Bento De Carvalhoat 88'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 34Alese
  • 36Opoku
  • 7Clark
  • 8Finley
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 90mins
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 24minsSubstituted forPritchardat 71'minutes
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forCharlesat 80'minutes
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Sherif
  • 10Pritchard
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 30Bursik
  • 32Charles
  • 37Martin

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 27Tucker
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 14JonesBooked at 85mins
  • 18Byrne
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 9MandronSubstituted forJakubiakat 63'minutes
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forLeeat 76'minutes
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forNdjoliat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 16Cissé
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 22Lee
  • 23Jakubiak
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,102

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away24

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Gillingham 1.

Booking

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Thomas O'Connor.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Ndjoli replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Foul by Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Wilson Carvalho replaces Callum Johnson.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie Jones (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Olly Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Dion Charles replaces Offrande Zanzala.

Attempt missed. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Olly Lee replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Pritchard replaces Sean McConville.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Gillingham. Alex Jakubiak tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart O'Keefe with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

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1Ipswich1493224101430
2Wycombe1586124141030
3Peterborough1584336181828
4Fleetwood148242617926
5Oxford Utd1574432181425
6Coventry156722018225
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland146442116522
9Blackpool155731816222
10Bristol Rovers156451718-122
11Rotherham146352113821
12Shrewsbury145631214-221
13Burton135441613319
14Rochdale155461925-619
15Gillingham154652017318
16Portsmouth134541514117
17Lincoln City155281720-317
18Accrington153571726-914
19Tranmere143471727-1013
20MK Dons1541101222-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1512121643-275
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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