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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:KRBS Priestfield Stadium
  • Attendance:5,429
  • Akinfenwa (37)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:49 +3.49

Matthew Lawrence fouled by Charlie Griffin, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

93:05 +3.05

Danny Spiller booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Bentley on John Mousinho. John Mousinho takes the free kick.

91:41 +1.41

Ben May fouled by Barry Fuller, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

90:31 +0.31

Scott Laird challenges Danny Spiller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Spiller takes the direct free kick.

89:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Barcham on Robert Sinclair. John Mousinho takes the direct free kick.

87:28

The referee blows for offside against Charlie Griffin. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.

86:41

Stefan Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Foster. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

85:49

Corner taken short by Curtis Weston.

83:56

Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Julian. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.

83:30

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Griffin.

83:18

Shot by Ben May. Josh Gowling gets a block in.

82:56

Robert Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.

80:47

Shot by Cody McDonald. Save made by Chris Day.

80:22

Cody McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Foster. Free kick taken by Luke Foster.

78:32

Shot from close range by Cody McDonald misses to the right of the goal.

76:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yemi Odubade on Joe Martin. Joe Martin takes the free kick.

75:33

Adebayo Akinfenwa goes off and Stefan Payne comes on. Mark Bentley on for Kevin Maher. Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Laird on Danny Spiller. Danny Spiller restarts play with the free kick.

73:35

Corner taken by Danny Spiller, Cody McDonald has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

73:23

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Luke Foster gets a block in.

73:11

Scott Laird takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Gowling.

72:40

Ben May is brought on as a substitute for James O'Shea.

66:18

Andy Barcham replaces John Nutter.

62:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by James O'Shea, clearance made by Matthew Lawrence.

62:01

Joe Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Lawrie Wilson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Laird, Chris Day manages to make a clearance.

60:54

Byron Harrison leaves the field to be replaced by Yemi Odubade.

60:16

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

59:38

Stacy Long leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Sinclair. Foul by Chris Beardsley on Josh Gowling, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

58:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Roberts on Danny Spiller. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.

56:36

Unfair challenge on Luke Foster by Cody McDonald results in a free kick. Chris Day takes the free kick.

54:01

Unfair challenge on Alan Julian by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Julian.

52:38

Unfair challenge on Luke Foster by Adebayo Akinfenwa results in a free kick. Chris Day takes the free kick.

52:10

Unfair challenge on John Nutter by Byron Harrison results in a free kick. Barry Fuller takes the free kick.

51:21

Danny Spiller takes a inswinging corner to the near post, John Mousinho makes a clearance.

49:24

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Spiller.

49:06 +4.06

Shot by Adebayo Akinfenwa. Chris Day makes a save.

47:49 +2.49

Booking for Luke Foster for unsporting behaviour. Luke Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Cody McDonald. Shot comes in from Danny Spiller from the free kick, James O'Shea gets a block in.

47:03

Kevin Maher takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

43:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stacy Long by Curtis Weston. Free kick crossed by Scott Laird.

37:37

Adebayo Akinfenwa finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Gillingham 1-0 Stevenage.Assist by Danny Spiller.

35:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Lawrie Wilson. John Nutter takes the indirect free kick.

33:59

Foul by Stacy Long on Kevin Maher, free kick awarded. Danny Spiller takes the free kick.

33:06

Effort from outside the area by Stacy Long goes wide right of the goal.

28:07

Charlie Griffin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

27:43

Luke Foster takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Maher manages to make a clearance.

27:20

Headed effort from inside the area by Byron Harrison misses to the right of the target.

20:49

The offside flag is raised against Cody McDonald. Chris Day takes the free kick.

15:12

Effort on goal by Cody McDonald from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

12:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Mark Roberts. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

11:48

Unfair challenge on Danny Spiller by Scott Laird results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Spiller.

9:00

Luke Foster challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Martin.

7:11

Unfair challenge on Danny Spiller by Stacy Long results in a free kick. Barry Fuller takes the free kick.

6:04

Corner taken by Stacy Long played to the near post, Effort from inside the area by Luke Foster misses to the right of the goal.

4:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Spiller. Chris Day takes the free kick.

3:00

Chris Beardsley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Chris Beardsley challenges Barry Fuller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

The referee gets the match started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The second half has started.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Spiller boost for Gills ahead of Boro encounter Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler has extended Danny Spiller`s contract prior to his team's clash with Stevenage. Spiller`s previous deal was set to expire on New Year's Eve but the midfielder, signed in the summer, has now penned a new 18-month agreement that will see him stay at Priestfield until the end of next season. Losing the 29-year-old would only have added to the selection problems facing Hessenthaler, who has a clutch of players out injured. Jack Payne (ankle ligaments) and Chris Palmer (knee) are definitely missing, while striker Dennis Oli is sidelined due to an ankle injury. Tony Sinclair (foot) will play no part and he could be joined by recent signing Joe Martin. Martin was forced off during the win over Port Vale on Tuesday and is a doubt after receiving six stitches to a head wound. Joel Byrom could be in contention for Stevenage. Byrom has been laid low for over four months thanks to a problem with one of his eyes and then his foot. The 24-year-old was due to feature against Oxford on Boxing Day, but two successive postponements mean he has to wait for Saturday's trip to Kent. Only a lack of match fitness may keep the midfielder out of the team, although extra days training may help his cause. Defender Darius Charles begins a three-match ban for a red card picked up in his team's last outing, the 1-0 loss to Northampton three weeks ago. Graham Westley will check on Darren Murphy (ankle) and Lee Boylan (calf), while Michael Bostwick returns from a ban.

Formation:442Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

Formation: 442Manager: Graham Westley

Stevenage

  • Alan Julian
  • Barry Fuller
  • Josh Gowling
  • Matthew Lawrence
  • John Nutter
  • Danny Spiller
  • Kevin Maher
  • Curtis Weston
  • Joe Martin
  • Cody McDonald
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • SUBS
  • Simon King
  • Mark Bentley
  • Andy Barcham
  • Luke Rooney
  • Danny Jackman
  • Stefan Payne
  • Lance Cronin

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Match Report

Akinfenwa seals Gills win Adebayo Akinfenwa nodded a first-half winner as Gillingham made it five wins in a row with a 1-0 triumph over Stevenage. The visitors could adjudge themselves unfortunate, seeing their winless streak stretch to five games after failing to make the most of their possession. The game started at a sluggish pace, with the first chance coming on 15 minutes when Cody McDonald saw his drive blocked by Stevenage keeper Chris Day. The visitors had little cutting edge and they had to wait until the half-hour mark before conjuring their first real sight of goal, Byron Harrison seeing his header pushed wide by Alan Julian. Stevenage appeared the better side, but all that changed on 38 minutes, the hosts taking the lead when Adebayo Akinfenwa glanced Danny Spiller's cross past Day. The visitors continued to press after the break, but McDonald wasted a host of chances to seal the win as the Gills played effectively on the break. Stevenage came close to a point late on when Julian produced smart stops from Rob Sinclair and Ben May respectively.

Form Guide

    LLWWWW
  • Gillingham
  • VS
  • Stevenage
  • DWDLDL

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Gillingham

  • C McDonald 8
  • A Akinfenwa 5
  • C Palmer 3
  • M Bentley 2
  • D Spiller 2
  • J Gowling 1
  • J Payne 1

Stevenage

  • C Griffin 3
  • J Mousinho 2
  • J Ashton 1
  • S Long 1
  • C Beardsley 1
  • M Roberts 1
  • Y Odubade 1
  • M Bostwick 1

Goals

Gillingham

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 28
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stevenage

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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