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Last Updated: Saturday, 30 October, 2004, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
Gillingham 1-0 Wolves
Gillingham teenager Matthew Jarvis grabbed his first senior goal to earn the home side a surprise win Wolves.

Ian Cox was sent off for a foul on Kevin Cooper but Jarvis turned things around for the Gills after 18 minutes.

Ki-Hyeon Seol might have equalised for Wolves two minutes later but Jason Brown got down well to save his header.

Gills' Darius Henderson missed a free header after the break but it did not matter as Wolves' Mark Kennedy wasted his chance to level in the 80th minute.

  • Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler is confident his side will avoid relegation following their 1-0 win over struggling Wolves.

    "We showed tremendous character and it's great to keep a clean sheet," said Hessenthaler.

    "I'm convinced we can stay up because we've done it before and we can do it again - we've just got to dig in as we did against Wolves.

    "We defended for our lives and thoroughly deserved to win. It shows how close we are as a club."

  • Wolves boss Dave Jones admitted his players just could not squeeze past a tough Gills' defence.

    "When everything has gone so well in training and you have worked so hard it is frustrating for everyone involved," said Jones.

    "They were always going to throw their bodies in front of the ball but we didn't move it quickly enough.

    "We allowed them to get back into a shape that was always going to be difficult to break down. I'm very disappointed."


    Gillingham: Brown, Nosworthy, Hope, Cox, Rose, Jarvis, Hessenthaler (Leon Johnson 65), Spiller, Crofts, Henderson (Tommy Johnson 61), Sidibe. Subs Not Used: Banks, Bodkin, Beckwith.

    Sending Off: Cox (12).

    Booked: Hessenthaler, Sidibe.

    Goals: Jarvis 18.

    Wolverhampton: Oakes, Lowe (Sturridge 45), Lescott, Bischoff (Craddock 60), Kennedy, Cooper, Cameron (Ince 90), Olofinjana, Newton, Cort, Seol. Subs Not Used: Murray, Clarke.

    Booked: Sturridge, Ince.

    Att: 9,112

    Ref: T Kettle (Berkshire).





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