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Gillingham 3-1 Ipswich Town

Ipswich lost their first game under new manager Paul Cook as Vadaine Oliver scored twice in seven minutes to earn Gillingham victory.

The hosts took an early lead when Jack Tucker volleyed home his first league goal after Robbie Cundy had diverted Tom O'Connor's free-kick into his path.

Gillingham dominated but the visitors almost grabbed an unexpected equaliser on the half-hour mark when Troy Parrott's overhead kick hit the post.

An unmarked Olly Lee should have doubled the lead after 63 minutes when he met Ryan Jackson's throw but headed straight at former Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy.

That miss looked like proving costly two minutes later when Luke Chambers looped his header from Josh Harrop's free-kick over goalkeeper Jack Bonham to equalise with Town's first attempt on target.

Gillingham retook the lead when leading scorer Oliver capped a brilliant counter-attack to meet Kyle Dempsey's cross and fire past Holy.

After Ipswich substitute Kayden Jackson headed against the bar, Oliver wrapped up Gillingham's victory with a stunning curling effort 10 minutes from time.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 25Cundy
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 8Dempsey
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+6'minutes
  • 11LeeSubstituted forAkindeat 80'minutes
  • 21O'ConnorSubstituted forMcKenzieat 90+7'minutes
  • 19Oliver

Substitutes

  • 6Morton
  • 7Willock
  • 12Bastien
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 16MacDonald
  • 17Johnson

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Wilson
  • 30Kenlock
  • 15Bishop
  • 23DozzellSubstituted forJacksonat 74'minutes
  • 17BennettsSubstituted forEdwardsat 68'minutes
  • 40ParrottSubstituted forDownesat 68'minutes
  • 33HarropSubstituted forSearsat 68'minutes
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3Ward
  • 6Woolfenden
  • 7Edwards
  • 9Jackson
  • 20Sears
  • 21Downes
  • 28Cornell
Referee:
Graham Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 3, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

  4. Post update

    Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Robbie McKenzie replaces Thomas O'Connor.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jordan Graham.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

  8. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town).

  11. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Gillingham. Connor Ogilvie tries a through ball, but Vadaine Oliver is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

  14. Post update

    Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Gillingham. Jack Tucker tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

  16. Booking

    James Norwood (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

  18. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 3, Ipswich Town 1. Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Connor Ogilvie with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

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3Lincoln City32186851312060
4Sunderland321512549262357
5Doncaster30174951381355
6Portsmouth321571049341552
7Accrington3114894334950
8Ipswich31155113632450
9Charlton33139114644248
10Oxford Utd31138104436847
11Gillingham33145144545047
12Blackpool29136103528745
13Crewe33129124243-145
14Plymouth33129124453-945
15Fleetwood331110123830843
16MK Dons33119134747042
17Shrewsbury30911103336-338
18Burton3197153956-1734
19Northampton3388173050-2032
20Swindon3394203960-2131
21Bristol Rovers3286183052-2230
22Wimbledon3179153255-2330
23Wigan3386193560-2530
24Rochdale33610174161-2028
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