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22 July 2017 Venue MEMS Priestfield Stadium Attendance Referee Craig Hicks

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Gillingham
2 - 1
FT
Ipswich Town

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4-4-2
  • 13
    Holy
    GK
  • 2
    O'Neill
    DF
  • 5
    Ehmer
    DF
  • 6
    Zakuani
    DF
  • 7
    Wagstaff
    MF
  • 9
    Eaves
    FW
  • 11
    Martin (C)
    MF
  • 12
    Ogilvie
    MF
  • 14
    Parker
    FW
  • 16
    Bingham
    MF
  • 33
    Byrne
    DF

Substitutes

  • 1
    Nelson
    SUB
  • 3
    Garmston
    SUB
  • 22
    Chapman
    SUB
  • 24
    Cundle
    SUB
  • 25
    O'Mara
    SUB
  • 27
    Nash
    SUB
  • 44
    Wright
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Ady Pennock

4-4-2
  • 1
    Bialkowski
    GK
  • 2
    Spence
    GK
  • 3
    Knudsen
    GK
  • 4
    Chambers (C)
    GK
  • 5
    Smith
    GK
  • 6
    Ward
    GK
  • 7
    Downes
    GK
  • 8
    Bru
    GK
  • 9
    Garner
    GK
  • 10
    Sears
    GK
  • 11
    Celina
    GK

Substitutes

  • 13
    Gerken
    SUB
  • 12
    Smith
    SUB
  • 14
    Iorfa
    SUB
  • 15
    Webster
    SUB
  • 16
    Kenlock
    SUB
  • 17
    Rowe
    SUB
  • 18
    McDonnell
    SUB
  • 19
    Nydam
    SUB
  • 20
    McGoldrick
    SUB
  • 21
    Morris
    SUB
  • 22
    Patterson
    SUB
  • 23
    McKendry
    SUB
  • 24
    Fowler
    SUB
  • 25
    McLoughlin
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Mick McCarthy

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REPORT | GILLINGHAM 2 TOWN 1

22 July 2017

Rowe on target for Town, but fall to defeat at Priestfield Stadium

Town suffered defeat for the first time this pre-season, despite Danny Rowe's late consolation goal.

Tom Eaves scored from the spot and Scott Wagstaff netted a beauty as Mick McCarthy's side were beated in Kent.

The Blues shaded the opening 45 minutes, and had it not been for a combination of goalkeeper and defender, Joe Garner would have added to his five pre-season goals.

Garner, who joined from Rangers in June, seen his initial shot saved by Tomas Holy, before the follow up was cleared off the line by a Gills defender.

Town came close again soon after through Kevin Bru after he had linked up well with Grant Ward, but the Mauritian was denied by Holy.

Bartosz Bialkowski, who was returning in goal having missed Tuesday's win at Peterborough through illness, had little to do in the first-half, but had to be alert to claw Eaves' goalbound lob behind for a corner.

The Pole could do little with the opener, however, as Eaves stepped up to send him the wrong was from the spot after Luke Chambers was adjudged to have fouled former Blue Lee Martin in the box early in the second-half.

Blues boss, Mick McCarthy made wholesale changes midway through the second-half, with all ten outfield players substituted.

Those changes couldn't prevent the Gills doubling their lead soon after, as Scott Wagstaff cut inside and curled a brilliant effort past Bialkowski and into the far corner.

Danny Rowe did pull one back for Town as he nodded in Conor McKendry's cross at the back post, but it was to be no more than a consolation as the Blues fell to a 2-1 loss.

Town: Bialkowski, Spence (Iorfa, 70), Chambers (C. Smith, 70), T. Smith (Webster, 70), Knudsen (Kenlock, 70), Ward (Rowe, 64), Bru (McDonnell, 70), Downes (Nydam, 70), Celina (McKendry, 70), Sears (McGoldrick, 70), Garner (Morris, 70). 

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