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  • Date:18 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:MEMS Priestfield Stadium
  • Attendance:5,127
  • Kedwell (42) Kedwell (42)
    Kedwell - pen (53) Weston (87)
  • Wells - pen (61)
Goal!

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92:57 +2.57

James Meredith fouled by Bradley Dack, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

91:53 +1.53

Bradley Dack has an effort at goal from the just inside the area hitting the post.

89:22

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on Matt Fish. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

87:09

A goal is scored by Myles Weston from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 3-1 Bradford.Charlie Allen provided the assist for the goal.

86:44

The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid, clearance made by Andy Frampton.

85:44

Myles Weston sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Oliver.

83:40

Danny Jackman goes off and Bradley Dack comes on.

82:41

Centre by Matt Fish. Andrew Davies replaces Stephen Darby.

80:18

Myles Weston challenges Stephen Darby unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

79:24

Danny Jackman takes a shot.

78:27

The ball is delivered by Zavon Hines, Effort on goal by Gary Jones from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

78:01

The ball is swung over by Kyel Reid, Jack Tayne makes a clearance.

77:55

Myles Weston is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Andy Frampton goes into the referee's book.

73:52

Corner taken right-footed by Charlie Allen from the right by-line, Danny Kedwell takes a shot.

72:42

Myles Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

72:10

Unfair challenge on Gary Jones by Charlie Lee results in a free kick. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

71:05

James Hanson takes a shot.

69:33

James Meredith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Kedwell. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

68:33

Kyel Reid takes a shot.

65:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Martin on Zavon Hines. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kyel Reid from right channel, save by Stuart Nelson.

64:50

The ball is crossed by Danny Kedwell, blocked by James Meredith.

62:21

Inswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid, clearance by Joe Martin.

61:13

Nahki Wells fouled by Andy Frampton, the ref awards a Penalty. Nahki Wells scores a power penalty. Gillingham 2-1 Bradford.

58:47

Foul by Jack Tayne on Nahki Wells, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary Jones.

56:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on James Meredith. Luke Oliver takes the free kick. (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Nahki Wells coming on for Alan Connell. Zavon Hines is brought on as a substitute for Garry Thompson. Myles Weston on for Deon Burton.

54:23

Jack Tayne on for Lewis Montrose.

52:43

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Garry Thompson. Penalty taken right-footed by Danny Kedwell and scored. Gillingham 2-0 Bradford.

47:37

Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Jones. Rory McArdle takes the direct free kick.

46:42

Kyel Reid crosses the ball.

46:39 +1.39

Andy Frampton challenges Luke Oliver unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

45:36 +0.36

Garry Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

44:41

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the left by-line.

42:47

A goal is scored by Danny Kedwell from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Charlie Allen.

42:00

The referee blows for offside against Garry Thompson. Tom Flanagan takes the direct free kick.

39:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Jackman, Close range headed effort by Charlie Lee misses to the right of the goal.

38:30

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman.

36:50

Deon Burton is ruled offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

34:52

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Montrose.

34:10

Foul by Tom Flanagan on Garry Thompson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

32:00

Gary Jones sends in a cross.

30:07

Stephen Darby fouled by Danny Kedwell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

28:13

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Garry Thompson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

26:21

Andy Frampton concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyel Reid. Gary Jones takes the free kick.

25:53

Corner taken by Will Atkinson.

23:57

Alan Connell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson. Corner taken by Deon Burton from the left by-line played to the near post.

23:08

Corner taken by Charlie Allen from the left by-line, James Hanson makes a clearance.

22:20

Charlie Allen fouled by Gary Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Flanagan.

21:32

James Hanson takes a shot. Tom Flanagan gets a block in.

17:38

Charlie Lee produces a cross, save by Matt Duke.

15:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deon Burton by Luke Oliver. Charlie Allen restarts play with the free kick.

14:37

A cross is delivered by James Meredith, clearance made by Joe Martin.

13:42

Foul by Deon Burton on Rory McArdle, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

12:39

Foul by Charlie Allen on James Meredith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Jones.

12:00

The referee blows for offside. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.

11:24

Alan Connell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Stuart Nelson.

10:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Martin on Kyel Reid. Kyel Reid takes the free kick.

8:40

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman.

7:59

Charlie Lee crosses the ball, Danny Kedwell takes a shot. Matt Duke makes a save.

7:08

Garry Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Kedwell. Free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

4:59

James Hanson is caught offside. Andy Frampton takes the free kick.

1:49

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the left by-line, clearance by James Hanson.

0:48

Kyel Reid has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

Match Preview

Gillingham have received international clearance for Deon Burton ahead of their league opener at home to Bradford. The striker was forced to sit out of Tuesday's impressive Capital One Cup win at Bristol City, but has now been included in the squad to face the Bantams having left Azerbaijan side Gabala FC earlier this summer. Manager Martin Allen has no new injury problems to contend with following the triumph at Ashton Gate. Midfielder Jack Payne continues to miss out with tonsillitis but defender Joe Martin could return having missed out in midweek after his partner recently gave birth. Gillingham have not lost their opening league game of the season for the past four years and will be keen to continue that run. Bradford pair Andrew Davies and Ritchie Jones are expected to be included in their squad following injury. Defender Davies missed the Capital One Cup win last weekend at Notts County due to a hamstring injury, while midfielder Jones was struggling with a thigh problem. Manager Phil Parkinson told the club's official website: "They were only niggly injuries, but if you try and rush people back you can sometimes make things a bit more serious. "We decided not to push things with those two last week with this Saturday in mind. As much as we wanted them to be in contention for the Notts County match, you have to be careful." Parkinson, who has no other injury or suspension worries, must decide whether to start with either Davies or Jones or retain Will Atkinson and Gary Jones in the starting line-up. Parkinson must also choose between Jon McLaughlin and Matt Duke for a starting place in goal.

Formation:442Manager: Martin Allen

Gillingham

Formation: 442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

  • Stuart Nelson
  • Tom Flanagan
  • Andy Frampton
  • Matt Fish
  • Joe Martin
  • Charlie Lee
  • Lewis Montrose
  • Charlie Allen
  • Danny Jackman
  • Deon Burton
  • Danny Kedwell
  • SUBS
  • Tommy Forecast
  • Jack Tayne
  • Ben Strevens
  • Callum Davies
  • Bradley Dack
  • Myles Weston
  • Adam Barrett

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