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Shot by Curtis Weston from 20 yards. Jack Sampson gets a block in.
Jack Sampson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick.
Curtis Weston takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Ryan Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Jack Evans.
Gavin Tomlin fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-2 Southend.Curtis Weston provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Jackman, clearance made by Bilel Mohsni.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Dickinson on Garry Richards. Caution for Liam Dickinson. Jack Sampson comes on in place of Liam Dickinson. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Hall produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Liam Dickinson challenges Connor Essam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Ryan Hall on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Connor Essam is brought on as a substitute for Andy Frampton.
Foul by Jack Payne on Bilel Mohsni, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Timlin.
Liam Dickinson is ruled offside. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the free kick.
Effort from long distance by Bilel Mohsni goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Ryan Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Martin.
Effort on goal by Gavin Tomlin from 18 yards. Glenn Morris makes a save.
Liam Dickinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick.
Luke Prosser challenges Jo Kuffour unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Payne restarts play with the free kick. Michael Timlin challenges Gavin Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Jackman takes the free kick. Danny Jackman produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Chris Barker gets a block in.
Michael Timlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Richards. Direct free kick taken by Garry Richards.
Curtis Weston challenges JP Kalala unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Barker takes the free kick.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Garry Richards misses to the right of the target.
Chris Barker handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack Payne.
Jack Payne fouled by Kane Ferdinand, the ref awards a free kick. Kane Ferdinand booked for unsporting behaviour. Danny Jackman takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, Chris Barker makes a clearance.
Shot by David Martin from outside the box goes high over the target.
Jack Payne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Montrose. Jack Evans replaces Matt Lawrence.
Unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand by Lewis Montrose results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Michael Timlin, clearance made by Garry Richards.
Foul by Liam Dickinson on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.
Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Kane Ferdinand. Direct free kick taken by Michael Timlin.
JP Kalala takes a shot. Blocked by Jo Kuffour.
Andy Frampton fouled by Liam Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Joe Martin scores an own goal from 6 yards. Gillingham 0-2 Southend.Assist by David Martin.
Lewis Montrose fouled by JP Kalala, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Danny Jackman.
Lewis Montrose fouled by JP Kalala, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Curtis Weston.
Shot from 25 yards by Lewis Montrose. Save by Glenn Morris.
Bilel Mohsni challenges Andy Frampton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, clearance made by Bilel Mohsni.
Liam Dickinson challenges Matt Lawrence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.
The ball is sent over by Curtis Weston, blocked by David Martin.
Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Kane Ferdinand results in a free kick. Danny Jackman restarts play with the free kick.
Drilled left-footed shot by Bilel Mohsni. Save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Liam Dickinson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 0-1 Southend.Assist by Kane Ferdinand.
The offside flag is raised against Liam Dickinson. Indirect free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Curtis Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Timlin. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Danny Jackman played to the near post, clearance made by JP Kalala.
The official flags Liam Dickinson offside. Garry Richards restarts play with the free kick.
Gills without Flitney and Lee
Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler will be forced into at least two changes when his side host Southend.
Goalkeeper Ross Flitney, who has started every npower League Two game this season, has undergone knee surgery and faces a month on the sidelines.
Paulo Gazzaniga is set to deputise, with teenager Daren Hawkes recalled from his loan at Maidstone and set to provide cover on the substitutes' bench.
Matt Lawrence and Jack Evans will contest the right-back slot as Charlie Lee is ruled out with a knee problem.
Hessenthaler must also make a late call on whether Jack Payne is fit to start in midfield as he battles to shake of the ankle injury he picked up during the 4-3 defeat at Accrington last time out.
Ankle problems are definitely going to prevent Matt Fish and Simon King from participating.
Paul Sturrock has threatened to make wholesale changes to his Southend side.
The Shrimpers had their promotion push checked as they went down to a 2-0 defeat at home to Rotherham on Friday night, leaving Sturrock furious with their efforts.
"In our next game I will pick 11 boys who listen to what I say and the others will be sat on the bench or in the stands," he said.
Kane Ferdinand did not feature in the Southend matchday squad against the Millers and will be hoping for a return to boost Sturrock's attacking options, as will veteran striker Neil Harris, who featured as a second-half substitute last time out.
Mark Phillips could return to the Blues defence but faces another late fitness test on his groin injury.
Knee injury trio Ryan Leonard, Barry Corr and Harry Crawford are sidelined alongside Lee Sawyer (thigh), while striker Jack Sampson's loan from Bolton has finished.
Shrimpers back on top
Southend returned to the top of npower League Two with a 2-1 victory over Gillingham.
Striker Liam Dickinson's early goal set the Shrimpers on their way to three invaluable points as they condemned Gillingham to a fifth straight defeat in all competitions.
The visitors, on a four-game winless run of their own, took the lead after 10 minutes minutes through Dickinson's 12th goal of the campaign before a Joe Martin own goal doubled their lead, with Gavin Tomlin's late strike reducing the deficit.
Dickinson's opener came after Kane Ferdinand flicked ex-Gill Sean Clohessy's cross into the striker's path inside the box. Four minutes later Bilel Mohsni drew a stinging save from home keeper Paulo Gazzaniga, making his first Gills start, but they did double their lead just after the half-hour mark.
The Gillingham defence was caught napping by a ball over the top and David Martin's low cross was turned in by a combination of his namesake, Joe, and the onrushing Ferdinand.
Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler made a double substitution at half-time and with three minutes remaining they pulled a goal back when Tomlin burst into the area before lashing the ball into the roof of the net.
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