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Gillingham 2-0 Shrewsbury Town: Gills extend unbeaten run with win over FA Cup heroes

Jason Cummings
Shrewsbury's Jason Cummings could not repeat his two-goal FA Cup haul against world and European champions Liverpool

Gillingham extended their unbeaten League One run to 10 games with a 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Gills striker John Akinde nearly set up an opener just six minutes into his home debut but midfielder Olly Lee shot wide after meeting the powerful forward's cross.

The hosts went in front after 26 minutes when Stuart O'Keefe curled low into the bottom corner for his third league goal of the season.

Town goalkeeper Max O'Leary produced a brilliant fingertip save to prevent Akinde doubling Gillingham's advantage three minutes later.

However, O'Leary was helpless to prevent Lee from adding a second for the Gills from the penalty spot after Akinde was fouled by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Coming three days after their comeback draw against Premier League leaders Liverpool in the FA Cup, Sam Ricketts' side failed to register a shot on target in the opening 85 minutes.

Midfielder Josh Laurent curled an effort onto the foot of the post five minutes after the break before Shaun Whalley's low, late shot was cleared off the line by Gills captain Max Ehmer.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'KeefeSubstituted forWillockat 45'minutes
  • 17Pringle
  • 22Lee
  • 10RobertsSubstituted forHanlanat 90'minutes
  • 15AkindeBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 90+6'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hanlan
  • 8Willock
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2PierreBooked at 90mins
  • 6Beckles
  • 12SearsSubstituted forLoveat 66'minutes
  • 15WalkerBooked at 89mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 42HartBooked at 77mins
  • 7Whalley
  • 23UdohSubstituted forCummingsat 55'minutes
  • 9LangSubstituted forEdwardsat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Williams
  • 17Love
  • 22Goss
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,212

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces John Akinde.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Matty Willock (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

John Akinde (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brandon Hanlan replaces Jordan Roberts.

Booking

Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town).

John Akinde (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley tries a through ball, but Omar Beckles is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hart with a cross.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

John Akinde (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Donald Love.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Akinde.

Attempt blocked. Jack Tucker (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Sam Hart (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Hart (Shrewsbury Town).

Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Donald Love replaces Ryan Sears.

Foul by Sam Hart (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

John Akinde (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham28155850282250
2Wycombe2814863632450
3Ipswich28139640251548
4Peterborough29137952361646
5Sunderland27129637241345
6Coventry261112336261045
7Portsmouth26128639291044
8Oxford Utd26118743261741
9Doncaster26118739251441
10Burton2711883733441
11Fleetwood2610973932739
12Gillingham2891273327639
13Bristol Rovers2710893136-538
14Lincoln City29114143636037
15Blackpool2681083331234
16Shrewsbury2681082430-634
17Accrington2879123742-530
18Rochdale2885153347-1429
19Wimbledon2777133340-728
20MK Dons2884162940-1128
21Tranmere2657142846-1822
22Southend2727183069-3913
23Bolton2548132055-358
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