The FA Cup - Second Round
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Gillingham 3-0 Doncaster Rovers

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FA Cup: Gillingham 3-0 Doncaster Rovers highlights

Mark Byrne and Olly Lee both scored inside the first 15 minutes as Gillingham booked their place in the FA Cup third round with victory over Doncaster.

Byrne opening the scoring in style after 11 minutes with his first goal of the season, firing past Seny Dieng after controlling the ball brilliantly with his chest.

The Gills' second was even better as Lee latched on to Tom O'Connor's lofted pass and lobbed a hapless Dieng from 19 yards.

O'Connor somehow squandered a golden chance to put Steve Evans' side 3-0 up within 25 minutes when he shot wide from Brandon Hanlan's clever cutback.

Rovers, who sit two places above the Gills in League One, never looked like matching the feat of reaching the fifth round last season.

Rakish Bingham headed wide with their best chance of the opening half, while James Coppinger shot straight at Gills goalkeeper Jack Bonham eight minutes after half-time.

Hanlan sealed Gillingham's victory with a brilliant solo effort after 68 minutes.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 27Tucker
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 12FullerSubstituted forHodsonat 90+5'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 18Byrne
  • 24O'Connor
  • 22Lee
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forWillockat 90+1'minutes
  • 9MandronSubstituted forNdjoliat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 8Willock
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2HallidayBooked at 64mins
  • 5WrightBooked at 70mins
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 7SadlierSubstituted forMayat 64'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 12GomesSubstituted forThomasat 64'minutes
  • 11BinghamBooked at 82minsSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 10Taylor
  • 16Amos
  • 19May
  • 20Blaney
  • 27Greaves
  • 39Thomas
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,216

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Matty Willock (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Lee Hodson replaces Barry Fuller.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Ndjoli replaces Mikael Mandron.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Matty Willock replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jon Taylor replaces Rakish Bingham.

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Rakish Bingham (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Olly Lee.

Foul by Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham).

Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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