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Gillingham 1-0 Sunderland (aet): Brandon Hanlan puts Gills through

Brandon Hanlan secured Gillingham's place in the FA Cup second round after Steve Evans' side finally beat Sunderland after extra-time in an all-League One replay.

Hanlan fired past Lee Burge in the 105th minute after a scrappy but competitive game to set up a home tie against Doncaster in round two.

Sunderland had the better of the early chances, with Laurens De Bock heading wide from Chris Maguire's free-kick and Max Power testing Gills goalkeeper Jack Bonham with his cross-turned-shot, while Power should have done better with a long-range drive that flew over the bar.

Hanlan had the hosts' best chances of the opening half, heading wide before his 20-yard attempt deflected off Alim Ozturk for a corner.

Will Grigg squandered Sunderland's best chance to win the game in normal time, shooting to the left of Bonham's post with 73 minutes gone after latching onto Aiden McGeady's pass.

Gills captain Max Ehmer smashed a half-volley off the bar 13 minutes into extra-time before Hanlan met Olly Lee's through ball to fire the hosts into round two for the third season running.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5EhmerBooked at 45mins
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 14Jones
  • 18Byrne
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 22Lee
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forNdjoliat 59'minutes
  • 7Hanlan


  • 2Hodson
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 16Cissé
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh


Formation 3-5-2

  • 16Burge
  • 5OzturkSubstituted forBainbridgeat 90'minutes
  • 40Taylor
  • 28De BockBooked at 55mins
  • 13O'NienBooked at 85mins
  • 7Maguire
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 6Power
  • 33HumeSubstituted forMcGeouchat 105'minutes
  • 22GriggSubstituted forConnellyat 113'minutesBooked at 117mins
  • 14WatmoreSubstituted forMcGeadyat 64'minutes


  • 8McGeouch
  • 19McGeady
  • 30Bainbridge
  • 35Sammut
  • 37Mumba
  • 41Connelly
  • 43Patterson
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Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSunderland
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 1, Sunderland 0.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Gillingham 1, Sunderland 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Connelly (Sunderland).

  5. Booking

    Lee Connelly (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Lee Connelly replaces William Grigg.

  8. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time begins Gillingham 1, Sunderland 0.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Dylan McGeouch replaces Denver Hume.

  10. Post update

    First Half Extra Time ends, Gillingham 1, Sunderland 0.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 1, Sunderland 0. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Olly Lee.

  12. Post update

    Max Ehmer (Gillingham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Laurens De Bock.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Laurens De Bock (Sunderland).

  20. Post update

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

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