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Gillingham 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Cameron John scored two own goals to enable in-form Gillingham to come from behind and beat 10-man Doncaster 2-1.

Ben Sheaf had spectacularly fired into the top corner from 20 yards to put Rovers in front in the 13th minute.

Darren Moore's side then almost scored a fortuitous second when the wind nearly diverted Ben Whiteman's 35-yard free-kick over Gills goalkeeper Jack Bonham.

But the visitors were reduced to 10 men as striker Fejiri Okenabirhie saw red seven minutes before the break after tangling with Barry Fuller and appearing to elbow the Gills right-back.

Gillingham quickly pressed home their numerical advantage and equalised when Tom O'Connor's corner beat goalkeeper Seny Dieng after appearing to deflect off Rovers defender John.

Tom Anderson's half-volley crashed off the foot of the post as Doncaster nearly regained the lead five minutes after the break but Gills went ahead when John sliced Jordan Roberts' cross into his own net in the 67th minute.

Roberts then hit the post late on for the hosts, who are now unbeaten in 13 league games dating back to December.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12FullerBooked at 83mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'ConnorBooked at 41mins
  • 4O'KeefeSubstituted forWillockat 64'minutes
  • 17PringleSubstituted forGrahamat 82'minutes
  • 10RobertsSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 90+4'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 15Akinde

Substitutes

  • 8Willock
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 19Graham
  • 21Walsh
  • 22Lee
  • 26Woods

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2HallidayBooked at 90mins
  • 5WrightBooked at 76mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 32JohnBooked at 23mins
  • 6SheafBooked at 85mins
  • 8Whiteman
  • 17BlairSubstituted forSadlierat 72'minutes
  • 14Ramsey
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forColeat 79'minutes
  • 9OkenabirhieBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 7Sadlier
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Gomes
  • 13Jones
  • 16Amos
  • 26Coppinger
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
4,754

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Hand ball by John Akinde (Gillingham).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

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

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Graham (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Jordan Roberts.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Ramsey with a cross.

Booking

Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Devante Cole.

Offside, Gillingham. Matty Willock tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Booking

Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Devante Cole.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Devante Cole (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Jacob Ramsey (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jordan Graham replaces Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Devante Cole replaces Niall Ennis.

Booking

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces Matty Blair.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matty Willock following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Goal!

Own Goal by Cameron John, Doncaster Rovers. Gillingham 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Matty Willock replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Brad Halliday tries a through ball, but Tom Anderson is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jack Tucker with a headed pass following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Doncaster31139947311648
10Gillingham31111373830846
11Oxford Utd30129947341345
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3179153746-930
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3137213378-4516
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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