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Gillingham 0-2 Portsmouth

Portsmouth claimed a deserved 2-0 victory at Gillingham thanks to two goals in three first-half minutes from John Marquis and Michael Jacobs.

After latching on to Ryan Williams' neat backheel, former Gillingham loanee Marquis slotted past Jack Bonham for his first league goal of the season on 14 minutes.

Jacobs doubled the advantage after being put through by a spectacular half-volley pass by Marcus Harness, then cutting inside and poking home from close range.

Gillingham should have halved the deficit before the break but Vadaine Oliver's header from a Jordan Graham free-kick ballooned over the bar.

Kenny Jackett's side should have put the game to bed in the three minutes either side of half-time.

Tom Naylor's glancing header from a Williams cross hit the post in the final action before the break, then Williams saw his goal-bound shot brilliantly blocked on the line by Declan Drysdale.

The Gills, who haven't won a home league game on a Tuesday since November 2015, were nearly gifted a consolation when Lee Brown's attempted headed clearance almost ended up in his own net.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 26MaghomaBooked at 90mins
  • 35Drysdale
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 17Eccles
  • 18Mellis
  • 21O'Connor
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forAkindeat 55'minutes
  • 19OliverSubstituted forMacDonaldat 85'minutes
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 5Tucker
  • 11Coyle
  • 12Walsh
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 16MacDonald
  • 20Robertson

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 2JohnsonBooked at 29mins
  • 6Whatmough
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 4Naylor
  • 7Williams
  • 19HarnessSubstituted forCloseat 74'minutes
  • 14CannonSubstituted forCurtisat 74'minutes
  • 24JacobsSubstituted forPringat 90+2'minutes
  • 9MarquisBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Close
  • 11Curtis
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 17Morris
  • 23Pring
  • 35Bass
  • 40Stanley
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 0, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

  4. Post update

    Josh Eccles (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Cameron Pring replaces Michael Jacobs.

  6. Booking

    John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Booking

    Christian Maghoma (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Eccles (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Ogilvie.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Eccles (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Christian Maghoma (Gillingham).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Alexander MacDonald replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

  20. Post update

    Jacob Mellis (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull7601114718
2Ipswich7511146816
3Lincoln City7511125716
4Peterborough7502105515
5Sunderland642071614
6Doncaster6411135813
7Accrington7403910-112
8Portsmouth732296311
9Plymouth7322109111
10Bristol Rovers732289-111
11Charlton631255010
12Gillingham7313910-110
13Wimbledon7223910-18
14Crewe62136517
15Fleetwood72148807
16Northampton7214712-57
17Rochdale7214511-67
18Shrewsbury613245-16
19Swindon7205913-46
20Oxford Utd6204812-46
21Wigan7205511-66
22MK Dons7124811-35
23Blackpool7115612-64
24Burton7115815-74
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