Gillingham FC 3 - Shrimpers 0

05 April 2010 07:46
Gillingham 3 Southend United 0: Gills grab vital win as Shrimpers sink to new low: Three second half goals places Southend on the brink of spending next season in League Two. You want a report, you can wait until I sober up after this crap, or see what the official site makes up here:,,10444~48913,00.htmlOh OK, Macca was out injured, thanks for warning us guys, Francis Laurent took his place, and Sankofa came in at right back, pushing Simon Francis into midfield.Steve Mildenhall made some great saves, Granty worked bloody hard. Here's what Team Talk say, who own this site, so they can share the burden.Andy Barcham put the seal on a 3-0 win which propelled Gillingham towards safety and left Southend United deep in trouble in League One.Dennis Oli put the Gills ahead on 47 minutes, Rene Howe drilled the second and Barcham wrapped it up as the Shrimpers slumped to their eighth straight away defeat. United posed their biggest threat from set-pieces and nearly profited when Simon Francis' eight-yard strike forced a sharp reaction save from goalkeeper Alan Julian. Howe was guilty of missing a golden opportunity to put Gillingham ahead at the break as he slammed a six-yard shot straight at Southend stopper Steve Mildenhall. But Gillingham went ahead 69 seconds after the restart when Curtis Weston cleverly beat defender Pat Baldwin and, after his effort was blocked, Oli hooked in the rebound. Substitute Simeon Jackson teed up Howe to double the lead after 74 minutes and Barcham settled the encounter five minutes from the end.Southend player markings: Mildenhall - 7, Sankofa - 6, Baldwin - 6, Barrett - 6, Herd - 6, Grant - 7, Christophe - 5 (O'Keefe 74 - 6), Laurent - 5 (Crawford 77 - 6), Spencer - 6 (Paterson 65 - 6), Vernon - 5.Coca-Cola League One, Monday, 5th April 2010 @ 15:00; KRBS Priestfield StadiumOli 47Howe 74Barcham 85  Starting Line-ups 23 Julian 3 Nutter 6 Richards 18 Jackman 31 Dennehy 2 Fuller 14 Miller 26 Weston (Maher 89)11 Barcham 21 Oli (Jackson 70)29 Howe (Lewis 89) Substitutes 1 Royce 4 Lewis (Howe 89)7 Maher (Weston 89)8 Bentley 10 Jackson (Oli 70)15 Dickson 16 Gowling 15Goal Attempts108On Target67Off Target40Hit Woodwork02Offsides45Corners712Fouls13 Starting Line-ups 1 Mildenhall 2 Francis 5 Baldwin 6 Barrett 15 Sankofa 18 Herd 4 Christophe (O'Keefe 74)7 Grant 17 Vernon 26 Laurent (Crawford 77)28 Spencer (Paterson 65) Substitutes 3 Malone 9 Paterson (Spencer 65)20 M'Voto 22 O'Keefe (Christophe 74)30 Crawford (Laurent 77)36 Bentley RefereeG Scott, Oxfordshire Attendance7657Gillingham CardsWeston53unsporting behaviourBarcham79unsporting behaviourJackman82unsporting behaviourSouthend Utd. CardsLaurent63unsporting behaviourBaldwin90unsporting behaviour