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Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies played to the near post, clearance by Chris Whelpdale.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Kedwell on Anthony Straker. Peter Vincenti takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Anthony Straker. Charlie Lee takes the direct free kick.
Peter Vincenti concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Kedwell. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
Luke Guttridge fouled by Danny Kedwell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.
The referee blows for offside against Charlie Henry. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.
Alex Rodman leaves the field to be replaced by Charlie Henry.
Shot from 12 yards by Luke Guttridge. Garry Richards gets a block in.
Charlie Lee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Curtis Weston. Corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies.
Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Brown. Aaron Brown takes the free kick.
Foul by Danny Kedwell on Ross Worner, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ross Worner.
Jack Payne fouled by Scott Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Jackman takes the direct free kick.
Alex Rodman challenges Chris Whelpdale unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Adam Smith a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Matt Lawrence.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Jackman. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Rodman by Garry Richards. Ross Worner restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Scott Davies from the right by-line.
Lewis Montrose is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ben Herd takes the free kick. Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.
Shot by Alex Rodman. Matt Lawrence gets a block in.
Scott Davies has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Ross Flitney makes a save.
Effort from deep inside the area by Curtis Weston misses to the left of the goal.
Jermaine McGlashan has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Luke Guttridge.
Alex Rodman takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.
Joe Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. The referee red cards Joe Martin for second bookable offence. Scott Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, clearance by Garry Richards.
Effort from long distance by Chris Whelpdale goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Guttridge on Curtis Weston. Chris Whelpdale takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Scott Davies, Header on goal by Luke Guttridge from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Andy Frampton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Pearson. Ben Herd takes the free kick.
Greg Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Richards. Garry Richards takes the direct free kick.
Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Aaron Brown gets a block in.
Danny Jackman finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Aldershot.Assist on the goal came from Danny Kedwell.
Danny Kedwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Brown. Free kick taken by Anthony Straker.
Corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line played to the near post, Joe Martin makes a clearance.
Aaron Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Doig. (Aldershot) makes a substitution, with Adam Smith coming on for Michael Rankine. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Davies.
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the left by-line played to the near post.
Shot by Luke Guttridge from outside the box goes high over the target.
Jermaine McGlashan takes a shot. Garry Richards gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside against Jermaine McGlashan. Joe Martin takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Frampton goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Curtis Weston has a drilled shot. Blocked by Chris Doig.
Unfair challenge on Garry Richards by Jermaine McGlashan results in a free kick. Ross Flitney takes the direct free kick.
Lewis Montrose is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ross Worner takes the indirect free kick.
Danny Kedwell produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Chris Whelpdale has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Lewis Montrose fouled by Greg Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman, Headed effort from inside the box by Matt Lawrence misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Danny Jackman. Andy Frampton takes a shot. Save by Ross Worner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Lawrence by Michael Rankine. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.
Danny Jackman has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Lewis Montrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Guttridge. Luke Guttridge shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Curtis Weston.
Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, clearance made by Chris Doig.
Unfair challenge on Scott Davies by Joe Martin results in a free kick. Joe Martin goes into the book. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.
Go on now Jo, walk out Kuffour
Gillingham begin life without Jo Kuffour against Aldershot on Monday.
The striker has returned to parent club Bristol Rovers after a successful three-month loan spell where he scored seven goals in 12 games and although a permanent deal looks set to go through in January, it is unlikely to be in time for the Bank Holiday clash.
Striker Danny Kedwell picked up a knock in Friday's defeat at Dagenham and is a doubt as is Joe Martin, who suffered a calf injury in east London.
Matt Fish is likely to miss out again as he battles an ankle ligament injury while Luke Rooney completes a two-match ban.
However, Charlie Lee returns from a two-game ban of his own and will come into the squad and Chris Whelpdale, Lewis Montrose and Andy Frampton all made returns from injury on Friday and will be involved again.
Aldershot welcome back Michael Rankine from suspension but lose Jamie Collins for the match.
Striker Rankine missed the goalless New Year's Eve stalemate at home to Plymouth as he served a one-match ban for collecting his fifth booking of the season.
Midfielder Collins will now serve the same punishment having himself been shown yellow for the fifth time late on against the Pilgrims.
Defender Darren Jones serves the second game of his three-match suspension for the red card he received in the club's Boxing Day encounter versus Southend before it was abandoned due to floodlight failure.
Manager Dean Holdsworth will otherwise take a fully-fit squad to Priestfield as his team aim to capitalise on a Gillingham side who lost their nine-match unbeaten record with a 2-1 defeat at Dagenham on Friday.
Jackman strike enough for Gills
Danny Jackman's strike proved decisive as 10-man Gillingham hung on for a 1-0 win against Aldershot.
The hosts threatened first when Garry Richards' looping drive was pushed over by goalkeeper Ross Worner after 15 minutes, and Matt Lawrence glanced wide from the resulting corner.
Aldershot continued to soak up Gillingham's pressure and Curtis Weston's 35-yard drive deflected narrowly off target before skipper Andy Frampton's header whistled over.
Although the Shots were clinging on at half-time, their resistance only lasted a minute after the break when Danny Kedwell's pass found Jackman to fire through a crowded area.
The visitors were handed a lifeline in the 61st minute when Joe Martin saw red for a second booking but Gillingham goalkeeper Ross Flitney was alert to deny Scott Davies one-on-one.
Aldershot kept Gillingham on the back-foot but Flitney's reflexes came to their rescue, acrobatically saving Peter Vincenti's volley, as they closed out the win.
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