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Gillingham   3 - 2   Leeds United

Gillingham 3-2 Leeds

Gillingham 3-2 Leeds

Gillingham boosted their survival hopes with a deserved victory over promotion-chasing Leeds at Priestfield.

Adam Miller headed the home side ahead before turning provider for Mark Bentley to nod in a second.

Two minutes later the rampant Gills made it three when Leeds's Richard Naylor headed into his own net.

Luciano Becchio's close-range finish and Jermaine Beckford's late penalty, after he had been fouled by Bentley, gave Leeds hope but the Gills held on.

The victory takes Gillingham three points clear of the relegation zone with three games left to play.

Leeds remain in the second automatic promotion place only because rivals Charlton lost at home to Norwich - a result which saw the Canaries promoted - and Swindon drew at home to Walsall.


Gillingham manager Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Kent:

"We faced a really good side in Leeds United and we had to go for it from the beginning and try and put them under pressure. We did that and we got our rewards.

"After half an hour we were 3-0 up and standing on the sidelines you can't really believe that. But we knew Leeds would come into the game because they've got some quality players and I'm sure they'll go on and gain automatic promotion.

"But for us it was a fantastic three points and it gives us a chance now."

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Gillingham 3-2 Leeds United FT
(HT 3-1)
  • Miller 8
  • Bentley 30
  • Naylor (og) 33
  • Becchio 45
  • Beckford (pen) 87

Gillingham

  • 23 Julian
  • 03 Nutter
  • 18 Jackman
  • 31 Dennehy
  • 02 Fuller (Payne 4 yellow card)
  • 08 Bentley
  • 14 Miller
  • 26 Weston (Jackson 72)
  • 11 Barcham
  • 21 Oli
  • 29 Howe

Substitutes

  • 01 Royce,
  • 12 Essam,
  • 22 Wynter,
  • 07 Maher,
  • 28 Payne,
  • 10 Jackson,
  • 15 Dickson

Leeds United

  • 12 Higgs
  • 06 Naylor yellow card
  • 26 Bromby
  • 33 Collins yellow card
  • 04 Doyle
  • 08 Kilkenny
  • 14 Howson
  • 22 Hughes (Parker 55)
  • 28 Gradel yellow card
  • 10 Becchio (Watt 77)
  • 23 Snodgrass (Beckford 55)

Substitutes

  • 01 Ankergren,
  • 19 Parker,
  • 21 Lowry,
  • 15 McSheffrey,
  • 09 Beckford,
  • 13 Grella,
  • 24 Watt
Ref: WileyAtt: 9,649
GILLINGHAM
LEEDS UNITED

Possession

  • Gillingham 53%
  • Leeds United 47%

Attempts on target

  • Gillingham 3
  • Leeds United 3

Attempts off target

  • Gillingham 2
  • Leeds United 5

Corners

  • Gillingham 4
  • Leeds United 2

Fouls

  • Gillingham 9
  • Leeds United 20
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:32 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:37 Danny Jackman decides to take the corner short.
  • 90:00+2:44 Short corner taken by Danny Jackman.
  • 90:00+1:13 Booking Jack Payne is shown a yellow card.
  • 87:17 Neil Kilkenny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Payne. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 86:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Neil Kilkenny. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 86:01 GOAL - Jermaine BeckfordGillingham 3 - 2 Leeds United Jermaine Beckford scores a power penalty. Gillingham 3-2 Leeds.
  • 84:30 Foul by Mark Bentley on Jermaine Beckford, Penalty awarded.
  • 83:17 Max Gradel takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
  • 82:42 Foul by Andy Barcham on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, clearance made by Darren Dennehy.
  • 81:48 Max Gradel is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 80:47 Handball decision goes against Jack Payne. Leigh Bromby takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 80:05 Simeon Jackson fouled by Neill Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Dennehy.
  • 80:05 Unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson by Neill Collins results in a free kick. Darren Dennehy takes the direct free kick.
  • 79:40 Effort from the edge of the area by Simeon Jackson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 78:45 Andy Barcham is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
  • 77:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dennis Oli on Neil Kilkenny. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 75:59 Foul by Jermaine Beckford on Adam Miller, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 75:59 Substitution Luciano Becchio goes off and Sanchez Watt comes on.
  • 75:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Miller by Jermaine Beckford. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 75:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Howson on John Nutter. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 73:55 Booking The referee shows Max Gradel a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 72:57 Darren Dennehy concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
  • 71:04 Substitution Simeon Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Curtis Weston.
  • 68:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Dennis Oli. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
  • 67:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Kilkenny on Curtis Weston. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:25 Foul by Leigh Bromby on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. John Nutter delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save made by Shane Higgs.
  • 64:14 Ben Parker takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 62:42 Shot by Neil Kilkenny from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 59:58 Max Gradel concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Jackman. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:59 Header by Max Gradel from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 56:25 Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, Darren Dennehy manages to make a clearance.
  • 54:47 Substitution (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Beckford coming on for Robert Snodgrass.
  • 54:47 Substitution Ben Parker on for Andy Hughes.
  • 53:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Naylor on Dennis Oli. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Miller, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.
  • 52:47 Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the target.
  • 52:02 Rene Howe is ruled offside. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
  • 49:45 Richard Naylor challenges Dennis Oli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John Nutter.
  • 49:45 Booking Richard Naylor is shown a yellow card.
  • 45:34 The referee blows for offside against Max Gradel. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:26 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:21 Luciano Becchio is adjudged to have handled the ball. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 44:47 GOAL - Luciano BecchioGillingham 3 - 1 Leeds United A goal is scored by Luciano Becchio from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 3-1 Leeds.
  • 36:30 Unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Danny Jackman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:04 Corner taken short by Danny Jackman.
  • 32:58 GOAL - Richard NaylorGillingham 3 - 0 Leeds United Richard Naylor heads into his own net. Gillingham 3-0 Leeds.
  • 31:46 Max Gradel concedes a free kick for a foul on John Nutter. Free kick crossed by Adam Miller, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
  • 29:52 Assist on the goal came from Adam Miller.
  • 29:52 GOAL - Mark BentleyGillingham 2 - 0 Leeds United Mark Bentley grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Gillingham 2-0 Leeds.
  • 29:07 Luciano Becchio challenges Danny Jackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Adam Miller,
  • 25:54 Rene Howe concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
  • 24:57 Max Gradel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Bentley. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 24:29 Adam Miller is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
  • 22:44 Curtis Weston challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
  • 20:38 Foul by Neill Collins on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 20:01 Luciano Becchio challenges John Nutter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Nutter.
  • 19:11 Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny played to the near post, save by Alan Julian.
  • 16:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Darren Dennehy. Strike on goal comes in from Robert Snodgrass from the free kick, Mark Bentley gets a block in.
  • 15:28 Adam Miller restarts play with the free kick. Headed from the edge of the area by Dennis Oli goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 15:28 Booking Booking for Neill Collins for unsporting behaviour.
  • 15:17 Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Howe.
  • 14:06 Effort on goal by Rene Howe from 12 yards. Save by Shane Higgs. Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Miller, save made by Shane Higgs.
  • 12:51 Max Gradel is caught offside. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 12:03 Foul by Max Gradel on Darren Dennehy, free kick awarded. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
  • 11:01 Max Gradel takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.
  • 7:56 Assist by John Nutter.
  • 7:56 GOAL - Adam MillerGillingham 1 - 0 Leeds United Adam Miller scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Gillingham 1-0 Leeds.
  • 7:14 Andy Barcham fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Jackman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:22 Foul by Dennis Oli on Neill Collins, free kick awarded. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:36 Substitution Jack Payne replaces Barry Fuller.
  • 2:54 Max Gradel concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Bentley. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 17 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 43 39 89
2 Leeds United 43 30 80
3 Millwall 43 32 79
4 Swindon 43 16 78
5 Charlton 43 20 77
6 Huddersfield 43 20 74
7 Colchester 43 12 68
8 Southampton 42 36 66
9 Bristol Rovers 43 -6 62
10 MK Dons 43 -4 59
11 Brentford 42 3 57
12 Walsall 43 -6 55
13 Carlisle 43 -4 54
14 Brighton 43 -6 52
15 Hartlepool 43 -6 51
16 Oldham 42 -13 50
17 Yeovil 43 -6 49
18 Leyton Orient 43 -10 48
19 Gillingham 43 -12 47
20 Exeter 43 -13 46
21 Tranmere 42 -31 44
22 Wycombe 43 -21 41
23 Southend 43 -20 39
24 Stockport 43 -50 25

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