skip to content
A goal is scored by Alex Rodman from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 2-1 Aldershot.Assist by Anthony Straker.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Cody McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line, save made by Alan Julian.
Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Straker. Jamie Young takes the free kick.
Cody McDonald scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 2-0 Aldershot.Assist on the goal came from Barry Fuller.
Corner taken by Alex Rodman from the left by-line, Ben Harding takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.
Corner taken by Joe Martin from the right by-line, clearance by Anthony Charles.
Corner taken left-footed by Joe Martin to the near post, Luke Guttridge makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge by Kevin Maher. Luke Guttridge restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Cody McDonald from 12 yards. Save made by Jamie Young.
Cody McDonald takes a shot from 25 yards. Jamie Young makes a save.
Joe Martin on for Danny Jackman. Anthony Straker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Vincent.
The referee blows for offside. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd by Danny Jackman. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.
Cody McDonald challenges Ben Herd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.
Effort from close in by Jermaine McGlashan strikes the post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Luke Guttridge. Danny Jackman crosses the ball in from the free kick, blocked by Jamie Vincent. Corner taken by Danny Jackman played to the near post, clearance by Jamie Vincent.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Cody McDonald. Darren Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Tim Sills replaces Peter Vincenti. Mark Bentley is brought on as a substitute for Luke Rooney.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Harding, Alan Julian fouled by Danny Hylton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
Unfair challenge on Alex Rodman by Jack Payne results in a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.
Header from deep inside the area by Peter Vincenti goes over the bar.
The referee shows John Nutter a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by John Nutter. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.
A goal is scored by Cody McDonald from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Aldershot.Assist by Danny Jackman.
(Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Alex Rodman coming on for Wade Small.
Shot from 12 yards from Luke Rooney. Save by Jamie Young.
Anthony Charles is given a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Anthony Charles results in a free kick. Danny Jackman delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Darren Jones. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the left by-line.
Wade Small concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lawrence. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Hylton goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Ben Herd challenges John Nutter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Cody McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Unfair challenge on Wade Small by Matthew Lawrence results in a free kick. Jamie Vincent has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Alan Julian makes a save.
Curtis Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd. Darren Jones takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Anthony Charles takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Nutter by Darren Jones. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
Ben Harding takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Barry Fuller makes a clearance.
Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Charles by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.
Wade Small is ruled offside. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Luke Rooney misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Vincenti on Josh Gowling. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Harding. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Kevin Maher. Direct free kick taken by John Nutter.
Anthony Charles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Danny Jackman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Ben Harding. Strike on goal comes in from Luke Rooney from the free kick, blocked by Anthony Charles.
Curtis Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.
Peter Vincenti takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Alan Julian. Inswinging corner taken by Ben Harding.
Boss waits on trio
Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler is waiting on the fitness of Danny Spiller, Andy Barcham and leading goalscorer Cody McDonald ahead of the home clash with Aldershot.
Midfielder Spiller played 80 minutes of the 2-0 defeat to league leaders Chesterfield but is struggling with a hand injury, while striker Barcham missed the game with an ankle problem and remains doubtful.
Fellow forward McDonald, who has scored 12 league goals in 21 appearances so far this season, missed training on Thursday through illness and is a doubt to face the Shots, although the trio will all be given as much time as possible to declare their fitness.
However, only long-term absentee Simon King remains unavailable as he continues to struggle from the ongoing ankle injury that has hampered him for the past 18 months.
Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth has new signing Alex Rodman at his disposal for the trip.
Forward Rodman impressed Holdsworth while playing for Tamworth when he was managing Newport County in the Blue Square Bet Premier, and is available to make his debut at Priestfield.
Holdsworth has no new injury or suspension worries after midfielder Jermaine McGlashan recovered from a leg problem and was passed fit.
Winger Glen Little has been released to seek regular first-team football while recent signings Tim Sills, Peter Vincenti and Simon Grand will be in the Shots squad again as they look to extend their three-match unbeaten run.
Striker Damian Spencer (knee ligament damage) and midfielder John Halls (groin) remain sidelined.
McDonald at the double
On-loan Norwich striker Cody McDonald made it six goals in five games by striking twice as Gillingham beat Aldershot 2-1.
The 24-year-old joined on a season-long loan in the summer as part of the deal that took Simeon Jackson in the other direction on a permanent deal.
But the Gills faithful have hardly missed their former hero thanks to McDonald and the ex-Dartford man struck twice in the second-half to keep his side in the play-off places.
Aldershot should have taken the lead in the first minute when Josh Gowling was dispossessed in midfield and Alan Julian was forced to save smartly from Peter Vincenti.
The Gills began to take control soon after and Luke Rooney shot wide after McDonald and Adebayo Akinfenwa combined before McDonald flashed an effort wide after the break.
But the Shots' resistance was broken in the 53rd minute when McDonald poked home Curtis Weston's cross.
McDonald grabbed his 14th goal of the season with a minute left when he buried Barry Fuller's cross into the roof of the net.
Debutant Alex Rodman managed to pull one back in stoppage time with a 25-yard strike but Dean Holdsworth tasted his first defeat as boss.
"Are Chelsea right to bring back Jose Mourinho?"