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  • English League 2
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance: 6,088
Bristol RBristol RvGillinghamGillingham
02
  • Whelpdale, 3
  • Burton, 44

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Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 2.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 2.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90+2 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

90+2 mins:Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Foul by Tom Hitchcock (Bristol Rovers).

90+1 mins:Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

86 mins:Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

86 mins:Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. John-Joe O'Toole tries a through ball, but John-Joe O'Toole is caught offside.

83 mins:Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

83 mins:Tom Hitchcock (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

76 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Mitch Harding replaces Fabian Broghammer.

76 mins:Foul by Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers).

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

74 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

73 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Charlie Allen replaces Myles Weston.

65 mins:Foul by Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers).

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

64 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

64 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

63 mins:Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

63 mins:Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

58 mins:Hand ball by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

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

57 mins:Substitution, Gillingham. Steven Gregory replaces Adam Birchall.

54 mins:Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

52 mins:Foul by Andrew Frampton (Gillingham).

52 mins:John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Jack Payne (Gillingham).

48 mins:Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

46 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Hitchcock replaces Joe Anyinsah.

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 2.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 2.

45+2 mins:Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Oliver Norburn replaces Garry Kenneth.

45+2 mins:Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

45+2 mins:Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 2. Deon Burton (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Whelpdale with a headed pass.

39 mins:Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

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

38 mins:Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

38 mins:Garry Kenneth (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

35 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

33 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

31 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

30 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

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

27 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. John-Joe O'Toole tries a through ball, but John-Joe O'Toole is caught offside.

26 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. John-Joe O'Toole tries a through ball, but John-Joe O'Toole is caught offside.

20 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

20 mins:Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

20 mins:Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Tom Parkes with a cross.

15 mins:Corner, Gillingham.

14 mins:Foul by Andrew Frampton (Gillingham).

14 mins:Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

12 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

11 mins:Corner, Bristol Rovers.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Seanan Clucas (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Andrew Frampton (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6 mins:Foul by Michael Smith (Bristol Rovers).

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

3 mins:Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Gillingham 1. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

2 mins:Foul by Deon Burton (Gillingham).

2 mins:Garry Kenneth (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Offside, Bristol Rovers. Eliot Richards tries a through ball, but Eliot Richards is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The Memorial Stadium
  • Attendance: 6,088
Bristol RBristol RvGillinghamGillingham
02
  • Whelpdale, 3
  • Burton, 44

match report

First-half goals from Chris Whelpdale and Deon Burton gave League Two leaders Gillingham a 2-0 victory at Bristol Rovers.

The visitors took a fourth minute lead when Whelpdale was given room to turn inside the box and lashed an unstoppable right-footed shot into the top corner from 15 yards.

Rovers battled back well to hit a post through John-Joe O'Toole before Burton produced a moment of quality a minute before the break, lifting the ball over his marker before burying a fierce volley from eight yards,

Rovers look a better unit under new boss John Ward but the Gills defended their lead with tenacity and skill after the break, restricting their hosts to few sights of goal.

Ward's men also looked secure at the back, despite the loss of skipper Garry Kenneth to injury just before half-time.

But Gillingham's extra quality showed in a game of precious few clear scoring opportunities.

team line-up

13Steve Mildenhall
2Michael Smith
11Fabian Broghammer76
6Tom Parkes
5Garry Kenneth47
14Lee Brown
29Mark McChrystal
25Seanan Clucas
32John-Joe O'Toole
16Joe Anyinsah46
10Eliot Richards

substitutes

27Tom Hitchcock46
20Conor Gough
30Tom Lockyer
17Ellis Harrison
15Oliver Norburn47
4Dan Woodards
18Mitch Harding76

referee

Brendan Malone

team line-up

1Stuart Nelson
2Matt Fish
6Leon Legge
3Joe Martin
12Andrew Frampton
26Adam Barrett
4Jack Payne
7Chris Whelpdale
24Myles Weston73
17Adam Birchall57
20Deon Burton57

substitutes

8Charlie Lee
21Tommy Forecast
14Charlie Allen73
28Steven Gregory57
9Danny Kedwell57
15Callum Davies
11Danny Jackman

referee

Brendan Malone

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target03
shots off target52
corners105
tackles won00
offsides41