RECAP: Doncaster Rovers 2 Gillingham 1 - Good form continues with deserved triumph

Goals from Reece James and Brad Halliday helped Doncaster Rovers to a superb win over on-form Gillingham.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Saturday, 12th December 2020, 7:10 pm
Doncaster Rovers v Gillingham

Recap the events of the game below.

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Doncaster Rovers 2 Gillingham 1

Last updated: Saturday, 12 December, 2020, 16:55

  • GOALS: James (29), Dempsey (51), Halliday (53)
  • Third win in four league matches for Rovers
  • ROVERS: Lumley; Halliday, Wright, Anderson, John; Whiteman, Smith (Coppinger); Sims, Richards (Taylor 75), James; John-Jules (Okenabirhie 81). Subs: Jones, Amos, Hasani, Lokilo .
  • GILLINGHAM: Bonham, Jackson, Tucker, Ogilvie, O'Connor (Coyle 66), McKenzie, MacDonald (Medley 46), Dempsey, Samuel, Oliver, Akinde (Mellis 46, Eccles 82). Subs: Walsh, Drysdale, Woods.

Jack Bonham has gone up for a free kick for Gillingham

But it’s sent straight into the hands of Joe Lumley

FIVE minutes

A brilliant run from Brad Halliday who showed no signs of stopping. He charged out of his own half and into the box before smashing a shot narrowly over.

4.39 Inside of the post!

Fejiri Okenabirhie receives a pass from Matt Smith inside the box and smashes a shot which ricochets off the inside of the near post and somehow stays out.

From the follow-up passage of play, Ben Whiteman fired wide.

Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Tyreece John-Jules.

Jon Taylor returns to action as he replaces Taylor Richards.

Tyreece John-Jules hooks a shot wide after more good build-up play from Rovers.

Matt Smith wins the ball back in midfield and produces a brilliant turn before galloping forward. He slides a pass into Josh Sims who carries it towards the box and curls for the top corner, drawing a fine reaction save from Jack Bonham.

Another one that would have been a great goal.

4.26 Would have been a great goal

Josh Sims bursts out of the middle of the park and charges to the edge of the area. He then produces a brilliant backheel to put the ball into the path of Taylor Richards who strikes first time with the instep but sends it straight at the keeper.

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