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[ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:00 pm
by Garawa
- The Gills edge the wins over Burton 6-5 and there have only been 2 draws. Burton are unbeaten in 2 meetings and have won 2 of their last 3 visits to Priestfield.
- Burton have only won 2 league games this season, none away from home, and have managed just 1 win in their last 20. They have lost 13 of their 22 league games.
- Burton have lost their last 5 league games (after 3 successive draws) and have conceded 19 goals in them. They have conceded 50 goals in their 22 league games with 7 games seeing 3 or more conceded. The Gills have conceded 3+ in 1 league game this season.
- Along with Plymouth, Burton have failed to win any away league matches this season and are winless in 13 league matches on their travels. The last win on the road was the first of 3 wins achieved in 32 league games following 6 matches which saw 5 wins.
- Burton are the only side to have not kept a league clean sheet this season and haven't kept one in 28 league games - the last being in a 0-0 against the Gills.
- Burton have conceded 30 second half league goals which is more than the amount conceded in total by 17 other sides. It is 4 more than the Gills have conceded in total and more than double the amount conceded by the Gills in the second half of their league games.
- Burton have faced 120 shots on target, the most in the division and 64 more than they have taken. This has contributed to them giving away 22 leads, also the most in the division, and an average of 1 per league match.

13.02 Kick Off [ 4 - 3 - 3 ]

Burton cannot get out of their penalty area. The Gills move the ball around from side to side of the box but Burton hold firm, break and win a couple of corners.

Vadaine Oliver slots the ball home but is flagged offside.

GOAL! Gillingham 0-1 Burton Albion: Carter
Despite their woes, Burton have scored first in 7 of the league matches this season, 1 fewer than the Gills, but have only won 2 of those games (drawing all 3 away from home).

14.49 Half time 0-1 (47:02)
Burton half only led at half time in 3 league games this season, winning 1, drawing and losing 1 (1 draw away from home). The Gills have been behind at the break in 8, losing 7 (all 3 at home) and drawing 1.

The second half kicks off.

The Gills win 2 successive corners which ends with Akinde hitting a shot from 6 yards which misses the crossbar by a few centimetres.

A floated header by Burton loops onto the bottom of the left post.

A Gills header at the near post is parried by the keeper and the follow-up, with a slight deflection, requires the keeper to get down quick to stop it.

A Graham free kick finds Tucker at the far post. With the keeper out of goal, the header can't find a team mate and its cleared from under the bar.

Another Gills cross is cleared from deep inside the 6 yard box.

Akinde should score but is denied by a fantastic save. The follow up takes a vital touch to deflect for a corner.

Debutante Tyreke Johnson has a free header in the centre of the box saved at almost point blank range.

15:57 FULL TIME 0-1 (97:39)

Attendance: 0 (0)
Position: 14th
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Match highlights:
BBC Match Report:

Re: [ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:46 pm
by Garawa
Stuart O'Keefe was out for the season and Evans said he returned to light training this week far beyond when I thought we would see him next. He is on the bench!!!!!

Re: [ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:22 pm
by gillsfan1066
Still it could be worse,we could be Derby in the cup today.

Re: [ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:47 pm
by Rimshot
Very hard to see how this could be worse; losing at home, without scoring, to the team with the worst defensive record in the entire football league.

Re: [ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:25 pm
by gillsfan1066
Well that's been Gillingham FC for years, play tough against the top teams ,act the idiots against the bottom feeders. At least Burton are in the same Division as us,and ny given Saturday and team can win, and we had an almost full squad, poor old Derby had NONE of there first team squad on the field, and only a couple of their under 23 squad. How the FA made them play this game I do not know, totally ridiculous to make a team field a starting 11 where 9 players had never played a senior game before.

Re: [ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:40 pm
by Garawa
Benefit of the doubt, they win thanks to new manager syndrome but in all honesty, we had players who looked very comfortable on the ball, able to attack at will but created virtually nothing.

Re: [ 9 Jan 21 ] GILLS v Burton Match Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:13 am
by Kent_UckyFriedGills
This defeat hurt more than any for ages.They’re bottom of the league,had conceded for 34 games in a row,and had two wins all season before they played us.I was expecting us to come out the traps quick and get an early goal.Like many games this season,we tend to have one good half.We had good chances late on,which we should have taken.

Hopefully we get some players in this week to replace the three we have lost.Hopefully they will be an improvement.