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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Broadfield Stadium
  • Attendance:4,255
  • Tubbs - pen (33)
  • Kuffour (49)
    Kuffour (51)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:27 +4.27

Effort from the edge of the box by Scott Neilson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

91:07 +1.07

Luke Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hunt. The referee red cards Luke Rooney for second bookable offence. David Hunt takes the free kick.

89:35

Pablo Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oli. Chris Whelpdale goes off and Simon King comes on. Free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

88:03

Danny Jackman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.

87:30

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Clearance by Matt Lawrence.

86:17

David Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Whelpdale. Booking for David Hunt. Free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

84:28

The referee blows for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.

82:51

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Neilson, Dennis Oli manages to make a clearance.

81:37

Tyrone Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin. Scott Neilson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sergio Torres. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.

79:11

Luke Rooney challenges Matthew Tubbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Luke Rooney for unsporting behaviour. Dean Howell fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

76:54

Pablo Mills takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.

75:40

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Jackman. Corner taken by Sergio Torres from the right by-line.

74:17

Unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs by Matt Lawrence results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Dean Howell from left channel.

73:24

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.

70:11

Jack Payne concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Torres. Strike comes in from Dean Howell from the free kick, blocked by Joe Martin.

68:37

Tyrone Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Lawrence. Curtis Weston goes off and Dennis Oli comes on. Ross Flitney takes the direct free kick.

65:52

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, Tyrone Barnett manages to make a clearance.

64:22

Foul by Danny Kedwell on Josh Simpson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

63:26

Foul by Jo Kuffour on Dannie Bulman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

62:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Curtis Weston. Curtis Weston booked. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

57:40

Foul by Tyrone Barnett on Matt Lawrence, free kick awarded. (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Josh Simpson coming on for Michael Doughty. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

57:02

Jo Kuffour is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

54:49

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Garry Richards gets a block in.

53:25

Pablo Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jo Kuffour. Direct free kick taken by Garry Richards.

51:17

Jo Kuffour finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 1-2 Gillingham.The assist for the goal came from Luke Rooney.

49:05

Jo Kuffour scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Crawley Town 1-1 Gillingham.The assist for the goal came from Chris Whelpdale.

48:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Barnett on Chris Whelpdale. Direct free kick taken by Garry Richards.

46:22 +1.22

Foul by Jo Kuffour on Dannie Bulman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

45:18

Matthew Tubbs fouled by Matt Lawrence, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Mills restarts play with the free kick.

43:21

Unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs by Garry Richards results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Matthew Tubbs, save by Ross Flitney. Outswinging corner taken by Michael Doughty, Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Luke Rooney makes a clearance.

41:33

Luke Rooney comes on in place of Matt Fish.

41:00

Sergio Torres produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

40:09

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the right by-line to the near post, Tyrone Barnett makes a clearance.

38:07

Matt Fish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dannie Bulman. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.

35:51

Unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Pablo Mills results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Danny Jackman, Jo Kuffour has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

32:27

Kyle McFadzean fouled by Matt Lawrence, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Matthew Tubbs and scored. Crawley Town 1-0 Gillingham.

31:49

Matt Fish concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Barnett. Pablo Mills takes the free kick.

31:15

Matthew Tubbs is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

28:18

Danny Kedwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doughty. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Michael Doughty, Danny Kedwell manages to make a clearance.

22:21

Jack Payne fouled by Tyrone Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Tyrone Barnett is cautioned. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.

17:54

Claude Davis challenges Jo Kuffour unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Claude Davis a red card. Danny Jackman shoots direct from the free kick.

16:39

The offside flag is raised against Tyrone Barnett. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

14:31

Foul by Sergio Torres on Chris Whelpdale, free kick awarded. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

10:29

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Jackman, save by Scott Shearer.

9:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs by Joe Martin. Joe Martin goes into the book. Michael Doughty delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line.

5:58

The referee penalises Dannie Bulman for handball. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.

4:50

Danny Jackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Dannie Bulman. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

0:12

Garry Richards fouled by Matthew Tubbs, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Mills and boom for Crawley Crawley club captain Pablo Mills could return to the side for the visit of Gillingham. Mills has struggled for a place in the starting line-up due to the form of Kyle McFadzean and Claude Davis in the centre of defence. However, Davis limped out of last weekend's 1-1 draw with Crewe to be replaced by Mills and he could keep his place in the side if the 32-year-old is not fit. Red Devils boss Steve Evans will also be forced to make one other change to his starting line-up after midfielder Andy Drury returned to Ipswich following the end of his loan spell. Crawley go into the match four points clear at the top of npower League Two and are on a 14-match unbeaten league run. Gillingham have doubts over captain Andy Frampton and midfielder Curtis Weston, while Charlie Lee starts a two-match ban. Defender Frampton was forced off in the first half of last weekend's 4-1 victory over Bristol Rovers nursing an ankle injury and is still struggling, while Weston has picked up a thigh problem this week. Right-back Lee, meanwhile, collected his 10th booking of the season against the Pirates and now serves a suspension which sees him miss out against Crawley and Dagenham. Matt Lawrence and Matt Fish are ready to step in for Frampton and Lee in defence, while Chris Whelpdale could be in line to replace Weston should he not make it. On-loan striker Jo Kuffour is available again having been ineligible to face parent club Bristol Rovers under the terms of his agreement, but fellow loan forward Frank Nouble has returned to West Ham having seen his stay at Priestfield come to an end last Saturday. Danny Spiller (ankle), Barry Fuller and Adam Birchall (both knee) continue to make progress with their respective recoveries.

Formation:532Manager: Steve Evans

Crawley Town

Formation: 442Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

  • Scott Shearer
  • Dean Howell
  • Kyle McFadzean
  • Claude Davis
  • David Hunt
  • Sergio Torres
  • Pablo Mills
  • Dannie Bulman
  • Michael Doughty
  • Tyrone Barnett
  • Matthew Tubbs
  • SUBS
  • Michel Kuipers
  • Hope Akpan
  • Josh Simpson
  • John Akinde
  • Scott Neilson

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Match Report

Kuffour downs table toppers Ten-man Crawley suffered their first defeat in 16 league and cup games as two second-half goals from striker Jo Kuffour gave Gillingham a come-from-behind 2-1 victory. Gillingham also finished with 10 men after Luke Rooney received his second booking in stoppage time. Crawley were a man down after 18 minutes when centre half Claude Davis was shown a straight red card for bringing down Kuffour on the edge of the area and Danny Jackman put the resulting free-kick just wide. But he npower League Two leaders broke the deadlock 11 minutes before the break when a clumsy tackle by Matt Lawrence flattened Kyle McFadzean in the area and striker Matt Tubbs stepped up to blast home the resulting penalty. Tubbs was denied shortly before the break by Gills goalkeeper Ross Flitney who tipped his 20-yard free-kick over the bar. Kuffour struck twice inside two minutes at the start of the second half to turn the match in Gillingham's favour. First he ghosted in at the far post to fire in a cross by Chris Whelpdale in the 50th minute before beating three defenders to hit the winner with a superbly taken individual goal. There was late drama when Lawrence hacked a Tubbs effort off the line to deny Crawley an equaliser.

Form Guide

    DDWWWD
  • Crawley Town
  • VS
  • Gillingham
  • LWWDDW

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Crawley Town

  • T Barnett 10
  • M Tubbs 7
  • D Howell 3
  • A Drury 3
  • D Bulman 2
  • C Davis 2
  • S Torres 2
  • J Simpson 2
  • K McFadzean 1
  • H Akpan 1

Gillingham

  • J Kuffour 4
  • C Whelpdale 4
  • F Nouble 4
  • L Montrose 3
  • D Spiller 2
  • D Jackman 2
  • D Kedwell 2
  • G Richards 1
  • C Lee 1
  • J Payne 1
  • L Rooney 1
  • S Payne 1

Goals

Crawley Town

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 44
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Gillingham

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 37
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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