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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ash Taylor (56')
  • Hildeberto Pereira (90'+5')
  • Josh Parker (6')
  • Tom Eaves (18')

Gillingham climb into top half with win at Northampton

Gillingham continued their excellent run of form with a fifth win in eight games as they beat Northampton 2-1 at Sixfields.
Josh Parker and Tom Eaves scored in the first half to send Gills back in the top half as Northampton dropped to 20th, just two points above the relegation zone.
Only six minutes had passed when Parker capitalised on poor defending to run at the home defence and hammer a 20-yard shot into the top corner.
It could have been two for the dominant visitors as Eaves somehow cleared the crossbar from four yards, but he atoned for that miss on 18 minutes when poking in Luke O'Neill's drilled cross.
Northampton had been outplayed and they were fortunate not to be further behind after Parker's header was ruled out for offside and Eaves sent another shot just wide.
The home side got back into the game 10 minutes into the second half when Ash Taylor delicately guided Matt Grimes' free-kick into the corner but Tomas Holy denied Gboly Ariyibi in their only other chance and Gillingham held on.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 21 +18 47
2 Luton Town 21 +20 41
3 Sunderland 19 +21 40
4 Peterborough United 21 +12 39
5 Charlton Athletic 21 +9 37
6 Barnsley 20 +14 35
7 Doncaster Rovers 21 +8 35
8 Blackpool 20 +6 34
9 Wycombe Wanderers 21 +2 31
10 Walsall 21 -6 30
11 Coventry City 21 -3 29
12 Accrington Stanley 20 -2 28
13 Fleetwood Town 21 +5 27
14 Burton Albion 20 -2 27
15 Southend United 21 -3 26
16 Gillingham 21 -3 24
17 Shrewsbury Town 21 -3 24
18 Rochdale 21 -11 24
19 Oxford United 21 -6 22
20 Scunthorpe United 21 -15 21
21 Bristol Rovers 21 -8 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 21 -16 17
23 AFC Wimbledon 21 -16 15
24 Bradford City 21 -21 15