[ 20 Feb 21 ] GILLS v Bristol Rovers Match Thread

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Man of the Match

Poll runs till Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:29 pm

Jack Bonham
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Ryan Jackson
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Jack Tucker
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Robbie Cundy
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Connor Ogilvie
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Callum Slattery (1)
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Kyle Dempsey
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Alex MacDonald (3)
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Olly Lee (2)
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Jordan Graham (4)
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John Akinde (5)
3
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(1) Robbie McKenzie
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(2) Vadaine Oliver
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(3) Tom O'Connor
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(4) Stuart O'Keefe
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(5) Matty Willock
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Total votes : 3

[ 20 Feb 21 ] GILLS v Bristol Rovers Match Thread

Postby Garawa » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:01 pm

- The Gills had drawn 21 of the 52 meetings with Peterborough and have also drawn 21 of the 89 meetings with Bristol Rovers. Rovers lead the wins 46 to 42.
- The Gills have won 4 of the last 7 meetings whilst Bristol Rovers have won just 1 - their last trip to Priestfield in March 2019. It was the only time the Gills had failed to score against them in 18 meetings and had kept 5 clean sheets over the same period.
- The Gills last 2 home defeats against Bristol Rovers in 2019 and 1999 have both been by the 0-1 scoreline. They sandwich 7 consecutive wins in all competitions (4-1, 3-1, 4-0, 4-1, 1-0, 3-2, 1-0).
- Since losing to the Gills earlier in the season, Bristol Rovers then won 3 of their next 4 league games before going winless in the following 8 (losing 6 of them). That run ended when they beat Portsmouth 3-1 on Tuesday.
- Bristol Rovers are winless in 6 league games on the road and have won 1 of their last 10 and suffering 5 defeats. The most recent 7 have witnessed 15 goals conceded.


13.00 Kick Off [ 4 - 2 - 3 - 1 ]

13.03
The visitors have the first chance. Brandon Hanlan receives a pass in the box and, with his back to goal, allows the ball to roll past and Bonham smothers before he can shoot.

13.06
A goalmouth scramble from a Gills free kick ends with a scramble in the 6 yard box and Rovers clear off the line.

13.20
Hanlan wins a free kick on the edge of the box. The free kick is taken direct and cannons off the face of the crossbar.

13.26
Hanlan gets goal-side of Tucker and goes through on goal. Just as he readies to shoot, Tucker slides a tackle from behind to clear the danger.

13.30
A through ball for Hanlan allows the former Gills man a curling shot from inside the D which strikes the outside of the right hand post.

13.37
A driven 30 yard shot from Alex MacDonald misses the post by a couple of inches.

13.52 Half time 0-0 (51:59)

14.10
The second half kicks off. The Gills make a triple change at the break.

14.31
Bristol Rovers, with the goal gaping, slices the shot which grazes the edge of the left hand post.

14.32
GOAL! Gillingham 1-0 Bristol Rovers: Akinde
31 League 1 matches this season have been won by the side who conceded first. 6 of those wins have been for Peterborough and 4 have been for Bristol Rovers. A further 54 games have ended level and neither Peterborough nor Rovers have drawn after conceding first this season.

14.36
Penalty! John Akinde wins a penalty after being pulled down for the second game in a row.

14.37
Akinde steps up to take the penalty as he did on Tuesday but his effort lacks pace and is saved by the 'keeper.

14.40
Former Faversham defender Baldwin somehow puts his effort wide of the far post when certain to score.

14.45
A Cundy header from a Gills corner narrowly misses the top of the cross bar.

14.56
GOAL! Gillingham 2-0 Bristol Rovers: Akinde

14.58
Oliver attempts a flick at goal from a few feet out but it hits the defender alongside him and bounces just over the bar.

15.00 FULL TIME 2-0 (101:38)

Attendance: 0 (0)
Position: 15th
Referee: James Oldham
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Re: [ 20 Feb 21 ] GILLS v Bristol Rovers Match Thread

Postby gillsfan1066 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:40 am

Great now we get B Rovers coming off of an eight game losing streak , and they spank P''tsmth 3-1,while we're losing 1-3, marvelous, bloody marvelous.
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Re: [ 20 Feb 21 ] GILLS v Bristol Rovers Match Thread

Postby CadburyMan » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:17 am

That's life 1066 - thought you might have got used to it by now[color=#0040FF][/color ;)
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Re: [ 20 Feb 21 ] GILLS v Bristol Rovers Match Thread

Postby gillsfan1066 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:00 am

Three points, so well done the Gills and UP UP the t a b l e ,we don't go .
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Re: [ 20 Feb 21 ] GILLS v Bristol Rovers Match Thread

Postby Kent_UckyFriedGills » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:08 pm

Nice to win at home.Rovers were the better team in the first half,and should have been ahead at H/T,but they couldn’t take their chances.We improved in the second half and took the lead with a calm finish from Akinde.Not long after We won a penalty,but Akinde’s penalty was very soft and it was saved.I thought it may come back to haunt us,but Akinde did find the net again very late on to seal the win.

Nice to get a home win which has been hard to come by,and good to bounce back.Hopefully we can get a win at our bogey side Wimbledon.The first time playing at their New Stadium.
Noircat Premier League Champion 2007,and 2014.Noircat FA Cup (Runner Up 2014).Promoted to the Premier League (Runner Up 2017,and 2020 in the Championship).

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