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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 Ipswich Town 12 +14 27
2 Wycombe Wanderers 13 +9 26
3 Peterborough United 13 +14 24
4 Fleetwood Town 12 +9 23
5 Oxford United 14 +11 22
6 Coventry City 13 +1 21
7 Bristol Rovers 13 +1 21
8 Blackpool 13 +2 20
9 Doncaster Rovers 12 +2 19
10 Sunderland 12 +1 19
11 Rotherham United 12 +7 18
12 Lincoln City 14 -2 17
13 Shrewsbury Town 12 -3 17
14 Rochdale 13 -5 16
15 Burton Albion 11 +2 15
16 Gillingham 13 +2 14
17 Accrington Stanley 13 -4 14
18 Portsmouth 11 0 13
19 Tranmere Rovers 13 -5 13
20 Milton Keynes Dons 13 -7 13
21 AFC Wimbledon 14 -5 12
22 Southend United 13 -19 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 11 -25 -8