[ 30 Jan 21 ] Sunderland v GILLS Match Thread

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Man of the Match

Poll ended at Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:36 pm

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

[ 30 Jan 21 ] Sunderland v GILLS Match Thread

Postby Garawa » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:42 am

- The Gills have only won 3 of the 15 ties with Sunderland but 2 have come in the last 4 meetings. The Gills were unbeaten in 3 games with Sunderland before the 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture this season.
- The Gills have scored in all bar 3 of the ties with Sunderland and all 3 were at Priestfield. They have scored 7 goals in the 8 home ties but have scored 11 goals in the 7 ties away from home.
- The Gills have drawn their last 2 matches away to Sunderland and 3 of their last 4 trips. They have not won any of their 7 visits.
- Sunderland have won 3 of their last 4 league games, all with a clean sheet, after winning 1 of the 9 games before them (keeping 2 clean sheets).
- Sunderland's last home match saw a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury. It was their first home league victory in 7 having drawn 3 and lost 3 of the previous 6.
- Sunderland have conceded 17 league goals and only 6 have been in the second halves of their games, both the fewest totals in the division. The 47 goals scored in league games involving Sunderland is also the joint fewest.
- Sunderland have faced the fewest shots on target in League 1, a total of 58 (an average of 2.52 per match) which is 54 more than the Gills.

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

GOAL! Sunderland 1-0 Gillingham: McGeady

GOAL! Sunderland 1-1 Gillingham: MacDonald

MacDonald smashes the ball off the underside off the crossbar.

Good ball in and Tucker and Cundy hold off the attackers. The ball goes our for a corner before bouncing inside the six yard box. A drive by former Gill Flanagan is well saved by Bonham for another corner.

Penalty! Cundy pulls down McGeady and gives the hosts a chance to retake the lead.

GOAL! Sunderland 2-1 Gillingham: Leadbitter
Bonham saves the penalty from Leadbitter. The ball is possibly heading in but he follows up and heads into the goal to make sure.

13.47 Half time 2-1
Sunderland have only twice been leading at home at half time in the league and won both. They have won 6 out of 7 (the other a draw) when leading at the break. The Gills have lost 8 out of 9 when losing at the break (the other a draw).

The second half kicks off.

Oliver brings the ball down well and rolls the ball underneath the Sunderland 'keeper but it's just wide of the post.

The Gills strike the woodwork twice in a matter of a few seconds.

Akinde shapes up to smash the ball home but Leadbitter blocks well. Akinde then robs a defender and Burge has to come out quick to deny him.

GOAL! Sunderland 2-2 Gillingham: Graham

14.53 FULL TIME 2-2

Attendance: 0 (0)
Referee: Oliver Langford
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BBC Match Report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55776651
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Re: [ 30 Jan 21 ] Sunderland v GILLS Match Thread

Postby gillsfan1066 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:49 am

It seems reading the reports from the Sunderland papers Gillingham came out firing on all cylinders, and looked the better side in the first half. Now Mr Evans why can't we play like that all the time ?
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Re: [ 30 Jan 21 ] Sunderland v GILLS Match Thread

Postby Rimshot » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:19 am

I watched it on live stream and to be honest, I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. First half we were pretty good but the hoofball tactics we use are very hit and miss. Yesterday it got us a point but it's easy to see why we are so inconsistent and have lost as many as we've won. A point at Sunderland is a decent result and the guys did put in a shift but this type of football is not going to get us promoted.
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Re: [ 30 Jan 21 ] Sunderland v GILLS Match Thread

Postby Kent_UckyFriedGills » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:31 am

A really good performance,and I think we were unlucky not to win.Their first goal took a big deflection to go in after we started well.MacDonald equalised with a lovely drive into the bottom corner for his first goal.Then they got a soft penalty to go 2-1 up.Bonham made two saves from it,but couldn’t stop them putting the third attempt over the line.Big credit to our players for not giving in,and Graham equalise with a decent finish to earn us a point.

A point was the least we deserved,and we have got another decent point at Sunderland
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