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  • English League 2
  • 1 January 2013, 1:00pm
  • Roots Hall
  • Attendance: 7,498
SouthendSouthendvGillinghamGillingham
01
  • Whelpdale, 3

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Match ends, Southend United 0, Gillingham 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Gillingham 1.

90+3 mins:Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

90+3 mins:Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

90+1 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

90+1 mins:Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt saved. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Freddy Eastwood with a cross.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Jackman.

89 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

89 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

89 mins:Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

87 mins:Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Foul by Andrew Frampton (Gillingham).

87 mins:Barry Corr (Southend United) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Kedwell replaces Deon Burton.

86 mins:Offside, Gillingham. Danny Jackman tries a through ball, but Danny Jackman is caught offside.

85 mins:Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

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

83 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

82 mins:Hand ball by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

81 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Martin.

80 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

80 mins:Substitution, Southend United. Scott Donnelly replaces Tamika Mkandawire.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77 mins:Myles Weston (Gillingham) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

76 mins:Foul by Deon Burton (Gillingham).

76 mins:Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Britt Assombalonga.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

73 mins:Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

73 mins:Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Corner, Southend United.

71 mins:Joe Martin (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

70 mins:Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

70 mins:Gavin Tomlin (Southend United) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

68 mins:Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend United).

68 mins:Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Foul by Luke Prosser (Southend United).

66 mins:Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

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

64 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Danny Jackman replaces Adam Birchall.

63 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Charlie Lee replaces Chris Whelpdale.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

60 mins:Corner, Southend United.

60 mins:Attempt blocked. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

60 mins:Corner, Southend United.

59 mins:Corner, Southend United.

59 mins:Hand ball by Deon Burton (Gillingham).

58 mins:Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

57 mins:Corner, Southend United.

57 mins:Attempt saved. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

56 mins:Corner, Southend United.

55 mins:Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

55 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Barker (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52 mins:Attempt saved. Deon Burton (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Joe Martin.

51 mins:Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Southend United).

51 mins:Deon Burton (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

48 mins:Corner, Southend United.

46 mins:Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Marc Laird.

Second Half begins Southend United 0, Gillingham 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Southend United 0, Gillingham 1.

45+1 mins:Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Southend United).

45+1 mins:Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

45 mins:Corner, Southend United.

44 mins:Foul by Deon Burton (Gillingham).

44 mins:Chris Barker (Southend United) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

35 mins:Corner, Southend United.

35 mins:Corner, Southend United.

34 mins:Corner, Southend United.

31 mins:Foul by Sean Clohessy (Southend United).

31 mins:Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt blocked. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Southend United) header from the centre of the box.

29 mins:Attempt saved. Marc Laird (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20 mins:Foul by Marc Laird (Southend United).

20 mins:Deon Burton (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

17 mins:Jack Payne (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Birchall (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Fish.

16 mins:Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

15 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

12 mins:Hand ball by Adam Birchall (Gillingham).

11 mins:Offside, Gillingham. Adam Birchall tries a through ball, but Adam Birchall is caught offside.

8 mins:Foul by Kevan Hurst (Southend United).

8 mins:Deon Burton (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Attempt blocked. Gavin Tomlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

7 mins:Attempt blocked. Tamika Mkandawire (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Kevan Hurst.

7 mins:Corner, Southend United.

7 mins:Hand ball by Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

6 mins:Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

6 mins:Chris Barker (Southend United) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Hand ball by Britt Assombalonga (Southend United).

4 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

4 mins:Hand ball by Ryan Cresswell (Southend United).

3 mins:Goal! Southend United 0, Gillingham 1. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Martin with a cross.

2 mins:Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Southend United).

2 mins:Adam Birchall (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 1 January 2013, 1:00pm
  • Roots Hall
  • Attendance: 7,498
SouthendSouthendvGillinghamGillingham
01
  • Whelpdale, 3

match report

Chris Whelpdale's second-minute volley handed Gillingham a hard-fought 1-0 win at promotion rivals Southend on New Year's Day.

Whelpdale latched on to a deep free-kick from Joe Martin and, with Shrimpers goalkeeper Paul Smith rooted to his goal-line, he cushioned the ball home from close range.

The Gills came close to doubling their lead when a looping effort from Myles Weston was tipped to safety by Smith, who also did well to keep out a 12-yard shot from former United man Adam Barrett.

However, Southend improved in the second half and almost levelled in the 58th minute when a stunning 30-yard shot from Kevan Hurst was impressively tipped over the crossbar by Stuart Nelson.

The visitors had a huge let off a minute later when Barry Corr volleyed wide of an open goal from inside the six-yard box.

But, having weathered the storm, Gillingham almost added a second when Weston fired against the foot of the right post from 12 yards.

team line-up

1Paul Smith
23Chris Barker
16Luke Prosser
27Tamika Mkandawire80
2Sean Clohessy
6Ryan Cresswell
14Kevan Hurst
8Michael Timlin
26Marc Laird46
20Britt Assombalonga75
21Gavin Tomlin

substitutes

12Scott Donnelly80
7Freddy Eastwood75
17Daniel Bentley
15Mark Phillips
10Barry Corr46
11Dave Martin
3Anthony Straker

referee

Andy Woolmer

team line-up

1Stuart Nelson
12Andrew Frampton
6Leon Legge
3Joe Martin
2Matt Fish
26Adam Barrett
4Jack Payne
7Chris Whelpdale63
24Myles Weston
20Deon Burton86
17Adam Birchall64

substitutes

21Tommy Forecast
9Danny Kedwell86
11Danny Jackman64
15Callum Davies
14Charlie Allen
18Bradley Dack
8Charlie Lee63

referee

Andy Woolmer

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target33
shots off target1110
corners125
tackles won00
offsides03