Gillingham 2-0 Shrewsbury

11 September 2010 04:05
A brace from Chris Palmer gave Gillingham their first win of the season and inflicted a first defeat on Shrewsbury to knock them off the top.The Gills took the lead early on after the Shrewsbury defence failed to deal with a long throw by Jack Payne. [LNB]Palmer then scored a penalty minutes after Adebayo Akinfenwa's penalty was well saved by Shrews keeper Chris Neal. [LNB]Mark Wright came close to pulling one back for Shrewsbury but Lance Cronin was alert in the Gills goal. [LNB][LNB]Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent: "It's nice to get the first win but there was a lot of belief in our dressing room it was going to come.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Performances have been good. We spoke about tempo, we have to make this a fortress and we got that. [LNB]"They were top after five games, but it's too early to look at tables. We just needed to get the first win. We limited them but deserved to win the game and I can't praise the boys enough." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 11 September 2010[LNB] Npower League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Gillingham 2-0 Shrewsbury FT (HT 1-0) Palmer 12 Palmer (pen) 59 Gillingham 26 Cronin 02 Fuller 03 Nutter 15 Lawrence yellow card 29 Sinclair (Gowling 71) 08 Bentley yellow card 12 Palmer yellow card 17 Spiller 28 Payne 10 McDonald (McCammon 83) 27 Akinfenwa (Weston 90+2) Substitutes 01 Julian, 16 Gowling, 04 Weston, 14 Rooney, 30 Aborah, 09 McCammon, 23 Payne Shrewsbury 01 Neal 02 Raven yellow card 03 Sadler 05 Sharps 06 Cansdell-Sherriff yellow card 04 McAllister 07 Wright 16 Ainsworth yellow card 20 Disley (Leslie 82) 09 Harrold yellow card 10 Robinson (Van den Broek 46) Substitutes 25 Smith, 22 Hooman, 08 McIntyre, 11 Leslie, 12 Neal, 17 Van den Broek, 14 Bright Ref: Robert MadleyAtt: 4,815 GILLINGHAM SHREWSBURY Possession Gillingham 54% Shrewsbury 46% Attempts on target Gillingham 3 Shrewsbury 3 Attempts off target Gillingham 6 Shrewsbury 2 Corners Gillingham 7 Shrewsbury 8 Fouls Gillingham 17 Shrewsbury 17 Final Result Full Time 90:00+6:26 The final whistle is blown by the referee. 90:00+5:41 Unfair challenge on David Raven by Mark McCammon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Neal. 90:00+5:23 Chris Palmer decides to take the corner short. 90:00+4:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister by Mark Bentley. Sean McAllister restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+4:06 Mark Bentley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mat Sadler. Chris Neal takes the free kick. 90:00+3:36 Danny Spiller decides to take the corner short. 90:00+3:07 Benjamin Van den Broek concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lawrence. John Nutter takes the free kick. 90:00+1:23 Substitution Curtis Weston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adebayo Akinfenwa. 90:00+1:02 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright. 90:00+0:45 Steven Leslie takes a shot. Save made by Lance Cronin. 90:00+0:12 Corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie, clearance by Barry Fuller. 89:41 Steven Leslie decides to take the corner short. 87:52 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, save by Chris Neal. 87:00 Booking Lionel Ainsworth shown a yellow card. 83:01 Chris Palmer has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target. 81:34 Substitution Cody McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Mark McCammon. 81:34 Substitution Steven Leslie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Disley. 80:29 Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Craig Disley makes a clearance. 80:02 Chris Palmer takes a shot. Craig Disley gets a block in. 79:18 Barry Fuller fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Fuller takes the direct free kick. 78:01 Josh Gowling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benjamin Van den Broek. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Wright. 77:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Mat Sadler. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal. 76:29 Corner taken left-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by John Nutter. 75:53 Corner taken by Mark Wright, Lance Cronin makes a save. 75:22 Mark Bentley concedes a free kick for a foul on Mat Sadler. Chris Neal takes the free kick. 74:51 Sean McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 74:03 Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth played to the near post. 72:54 Booking The referee shows Chris Palmer a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 72:04 Mark Wright takes a shot. Save made by Lance Cronin. 70:12 Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. 70:12 Substitution Josh Gowling replaces Tony Sinclair. 70:12 Cody McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Sharps. 67:40 Unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair by Lionel Ainsworth results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lance Cronin. 66:15 Corner taken by Chris Palmer. 65:55 Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gets a block in. 64:45 Matt Harrold challenges Tony Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin. 64:01 Booking Mark Bentley shown a yellow card. 63:48 Foul by Mark Bentley on Mark Wright, free kick awarded. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the free kick. 62:08 John Nutter fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the free kick. 60:35 Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin. 58:25 GOAL - Chris Palmer:Gillingham 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Penalty taken right-footed by Chris Palmer and scored. Gillingham 2-0 Shrewsbury. 57:29 Penalty awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Danny Spiller. 54:31 Booking Shane Cansdell-Sherriff goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 53:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff on Cody McDonald. Chris Palmer takes the free kick. 51:53 David Raven fouled by Adebayo Akinfenwa, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Neal takes the free kick. 51:07 A save by Chris Neal from penalty by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Gillingham 1-0 Shrewsbury. 49:53 Mat Sadler is penalised for handball and concedes a . 46:32 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald. Free kick taken by Chris Palmer. 46:06 Lance Cronin produces a cross. 45:46 Unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Chris Neal takes the free kick. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. 45:01 Substitution Benjamin Van den Broek comes on in place of Jake Robinson. Half Time 45:00+2:26 The ref blows to end the first period. 45:00+1:51 Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, Mark Bentley makes a clearance. 45:00+0:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Cody McDonald. Ian Sharps takes the free kick. 42:31 Shot from just outside the box by Adebayo Akinfenwa misses to the right of the goal. 39:30 Booking Matt Harrold goes into the referee's book. 39:09 Matt Harrold challenges Tony Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Fuller restarts play with the free kick. 38:37 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Mat Sadler, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Neal. 32:30 Foul by Matt Harrold on Matthew Lawrence, free kick awarded. Chris Palmer takes the free kick. 31:13 Booking David Raven receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 31:03 Chris Palmer fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. John Nutter takes the free kick. 29:43 Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth, Header from close in by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff misses to the left of the target. 29:03 Barry Fuller concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Mat Sadler. 26:01 Mark Wright delivers the ball. 23:12 Booking Matthew Lawrence receives a yellow card. 22:55 Matthew Lawrence concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Sean McAllister takes the free kick. 18:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Matthew Lawrence. Mat Sadler crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. 17:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Disley on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Chris Palmer takes the free kick. 15:34 Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Neal. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick. 14:46 Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, Danny Spiller takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save. 13:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Mark Bentley. Chris Neal takes the free kick. 13:13 Lionel Ainsworth has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal. 12:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Harrold on Tony Sinclair. Direct free kick taken by Lance Cronin. 11:33 Assist on the goal came from Jack Payne. 11:33 GOAL - Chris Palmer:Gillingham 1 - 0 Shrewsbury A goal is scored by Chris Palmer from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Shrewsbury. 10:46 Tony Sinclair fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence. 8:43 Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Matt Harrold results in a free kick. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick. 5:27 Jake Robinson fouled by Chris Palmer, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from right wing, clearance made by Mark Bentley. 4:33 Chris Palmer takes a shot. Mat Sadler gets a block in. 2:58 Mark Bentley takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in. 2:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean McAllister on Jack Payne. Free kick taken by Barry Fuller. 0:53 Effort from inside the area by Cody McDonald misses to the left of the target. 0:00 The match gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB][LNB]

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