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Gillingham 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Colby Bishop and Dion Charles scored the goals as Accrington claimed their sixth win in nine League One games with a 2-0 victory over Gillingham.

Off the back of their first league defeat since mid-October against Wigan on Saturday, Stanley were denied an early opener when Connor Ogilvie blocked Harvey Rodgers' low shot.

Two minutes after Dominic Samuel was carried off the pitch on a stretcher after suffering a serious-looking injury, his Gillingham strike partner Vadaine Oliver narrowly missed the target with an acrobatic overhead kick.

Bishop put Stanley in front a minute before the break as he met Rodgers' corner and headed past Jack Bonham for his third league goal of the season.

Only a smart Bonham save prevented Sean McConville from doubling Accrington's advantage from close range in first-half stoppage time.

Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter - making his league debut for Stanley - kept his side ahead on the hour mark when he saved from John Akinde after the Gills striker had broken through on goal.

And an unmarked Charles sealed the victory for John Coleman's team in the 64th minute when he slotted home from Joey Pritchard's cross.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 35Drysdale
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 8Dempsey
  • 14McKenzieSubstituted forMacDonaldat 76'minutes
  • 17Eccles
  • 18MellisSubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forAkindeat 21'minutes
  • 19OliverSubstituted forRobertsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Medley
  • 12Walsh
  • 15Akinde
  • 16MacDonald
  • 20Robertson
  • 21O'Connor
  • 23Woods

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Baxter
  • 2Nottingham
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Burgess
  • 18Rodgers
  • 6ButcherBooked at 90mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10Pritchard
  • 32Charles
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 9Cassidy
  • 14Uwakwe
  • 16Barclay
  • 24Sama
  • 25Fenlon
  • 40Savin
Referee:
Michael Webb

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

  3. Post update

    Michael Nottingham (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Accrington Stanley. Matt Butcher tries a through ball, but Dion Charles is caught offside.

  6. Booking

    Matt Butcher (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

  8. Post update

    Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jack Tucker.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Sean McConville.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Jackson with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Nathan Baxter (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Gillingham).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Eccles (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Scott Robertson replaces Vadaine Oliver.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull17111529161334
2Portsmouth1895430151532
3Peterborough18102629191032
4Lincoln City1710252015532
5Ipswich1810262319432
6Doncaster1693429181130
7Charlton169342516930
8Accrington159242317629
9Sunderland177732314928
10Fleetwood1883726161027
11Crewe188282219326
12Blackpool178271920-126
13Gillingham177281821-323
14Wimbledon175662327-421
15MK Dons184772023-319
16Rochdale175482226-419
17Oxford Utd175482024-419
18Bristol Rovers165471824-619
19Plymouth175482232-1019
20Northampton1853101631-1518
21Shrewsbury173861824-617
22Swindon1851122235-1316
23Wigan1742111530-1514
24Burton182792233-1113
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