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Accrington Stanley 0-1 Gillingham

Kyle Dempsey scored a first-half winner as Gillingham overcame in-form Accrington in League One.

The Gills had lost five of their past six league games and Stanley had moved into the play-off spots after one loss in their last 11 but it was Steve Evans' side who got revenge for a 2-0 defeat in mid-December.

Gillingham were the main threat in the first half with Alex MacDonald forcing two good saves out of Nathan Baxter.

The visitors took the lead one minute into added time as Jordan Graham crossed from the left and MacDonald set up captain Dempsey, who curled the ball home from the edge of the area.

Stanley responded three minutes after the break when a Sean McConville corner found Michael Nottingham but his header thumped against the crossbar.

The Gills continued to threaten, with Baxter pushing away another Dempsey long-range strike, while Jack Bonham superbly denied Colby Bishop an equaliser from close range in the 90th minute.

Accrington drop to ninth in the table, three points off the play-offs, while Gillingham climb two places to 12th.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Baxter
  • 2NottinghamBooked at 62mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Burgess
  • 5SykesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCassidyat 81'minutes
  • 6ButcherSubstituted forRussellat 17'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10Pritchard
  • 32Charles
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 9Cassidy
  • 14Uwakwe
  • 16Barclay
  • 24Sama
  • 35Roberts
  • 40Savin

Gillingham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bonham
  • 2JacksonBooked at 80mins
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 21O'Connor
  • 20Slattery
  • 8Dempsey
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+4'minutes
  • 11Lee
  • 16MacDonald
  • 19OliverSubstituted forAkindeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 7Willock
  • 12Walsh
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 17Johnson
  • 18Mellis
Referee:
Darren Drysdale

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Jordan Graham.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cameron Burgess (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean McConville with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Pritchard.

  9. Post update

    Ryan Cassidy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Callum Slattery (Gillingham).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dion Charles.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean McConville with a cross following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Callum Slattery (Gillingham).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley).

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As It Stood

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2Hull21123633201339
3Portsmouth20115433151838
4Doncaster19113534211336
5Peterborough20113633201336
6Charlton2210663428636
7Ipswich2011272622435
8Sunderland2089327151233
9Accrington1810352518733
10Crewe229582925432
11Fleetwood218582819929
12Gillingham2292112427-329
13Oxford Utd208483027328
14Blackpool218492124-328
15Plymouth227692938-927
16MK Dons226792628-225
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale215793340-722
19Bristol Rovers196492028-822
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2156102536-1121
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
24Burton2437142951-2216
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