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  • English League 2
  • 29 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Priestfield Stadium
  • Attendance: 5,600
GillinghamGillinghamvNorthamptonNorthampton
2
  • McDonald, 4
  • Weston, 84
0

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Match ends, Gillingham 2, Northampton Town 0.

90+7 mins:Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Northampton Town 0.

90+6 mins:Foul by Clive Platt (Northampton Town).

90+6 mins:Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

90+6 mins:Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Offside, Northampton Town. Clive Platt tries a through ball, but Clive Platt is caught offside.

90+2 mins:Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

90+2 mins:Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Foul by Andrew Frampton (Gillingham).

90+1 mins:Clive Platt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Matt Fish (Gillingham).

90 mins:Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Charlie Allen replaces Charlie Lee.

87 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Myles Weston.

86 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

85 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

84 mins:Goal! Gillingham 2, Northampton Town 0. Myles Weston (Gillingham).

83 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Chris Whelpdale replaces Cody McDonald.

82 mins:Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

82 mins:Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Substitution, Northampton Town. Ishmel Demontagnac replaces Jake Robinson.

76 mins:Foul by Andrew Frampton (Gillingham).

76 mins:Clive Platt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

73 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

72 mins:Attempt blocked. Charlie Lee (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69 mins:Offside, Gillingham. Myles Weston tries a through ball, but Myles Weston is caught offside.

67 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

67 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

65 mins:Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

65 mins:Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Substitution, Northampton Town. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Luke Guttridge.

55 mins:Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

55 mins:Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Ben Harding (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46 mins:Corner, Northampton Town.

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Northampton Town 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Gillingham 1, Northampton Town 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

45+2 mins:Luke Guttridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

44 mins:Attempt blocked. Steven Gregory (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41 mins:Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

41 mins:Kelvin Langmead (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Clive Platt (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Hackett with a cross.

34 mins:Hand ball by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

34 mins:Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

34 mins:Ben Harding (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Clive Platt (Northampton Town).

29 mins:Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Deon Burton (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Jake Robinson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

23 mins:Foul by Andrew Frampton (Gillingham).

23 mins:Lewis Hornby (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Gregory (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Jake Robinson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19 mins:Attempt saved. Clive Platt (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

18 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

17 mins:Clarke Carlisle (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17 mins:Foul by Clarke Carlisle (Northampton Town).

17 mins:Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Offside, Northampton Town. Jake Robinson tries a through ball, but Jake Robinson is caught offside.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

14 mins:Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

13 mins:Adam Barrett (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13 mins:Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

13 mins:Clive Platt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Offside, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett tries a through ball, but Chris Hackett is caught offside.

10 mins:Foul by Matt Fish (Gillingham).

10 mins:Clive Platt (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Deon Burton (Gillingham).

9 mins:Luke Guttridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Lewis Hornby (Northampton Town).

8 mins:Andrew Frampton (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Ben Harding (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

6 mins:Offside, Gillingham. Deon Burton tries a through ball, but Deon Burton is caught offside.

5 mins:Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

5 mins:Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Goal! Gillingham 1, Northampton Town 0. Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

2 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

1 mins:Offside, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett tries a through ball, but Chris Hackett is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 29 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Priestfield Stadium
  • Attendance: 5,600
GillinghamGillinghamvNorthamptonNorthampton
2
  • McDonald, 4
  • Weston, 84
0

match report

Cody McDonald and Myles Weston netted to earn Gillingham three points against Northampton, sending the Gills top of League Two with a 2-0 win.

The hosts went ahead after three minutes of Tuesday night's encounter as Matt Fish's long ball was misjudged by Cobblers goalkeeper Lee Nicholls and McDonald tapped in from close range on his first start since returning to Priestfield.

After 18 minutes, Northampton almost levelled as Clive Platt's effort was saved by Nelson, before Ben Harding's effort was blocked on the line.

In the 36th minute the Cobblers had an excellent chance to equalise, Chris Hackett beating Joe Martin and whipping in a right-wing cross, but Platt could only head wide.

The wet and windy conditions made for a tight encounter in the second half as neither side was able to fashion many clear-cut chances, both teams having to resort to long balls.

But Gillingham made sure of the points in the 84th minute as Weston latched onto a long ball and smashed into the bottom right corner off the post.

team line-up

1Stuart Nelson
12Andrew Frampton
3Joe Martin
6Leon Legge
2Matt Fish
26Adam Barrett
24Myles Weston87
28Steven Gregory
8Charlie Lee89
20Deon Burton
29Cody McDonald83

substitutes

9Danny Kedwell87
17Adam Birchall
14Charlie Allen89
15Callum Davies
10Ben Strevens
21Tommy Forecast
7Chris Whelpdale83

referee

Graham Salisbury

team line-up

21Lee Nicholls
5Kelvin Langmead
3Joe Widdowson
30Clarke Carlisle
12Ben Tozer
4Luke Guttridge63
11Chris Hackett
8Ben Harding
22Lewis Hornby
9Clive Platt
17Jake Robinson80

substitutes

16Lewis Wilson
19Louis Moult
2John Johnson
10Adebayo Akinfenwa63
13Dean Snedker
23Emmanuel Oyeleke
7Ishmel Demontagnac80

referee

Graham Salisbury

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target23
shots off target34
corners37
tackles won00
offsides24