This was the second meeting between the two sides in the past five days, having played each other in the capital one cup,  and the result went to the same side again; Gillingham. 

The game started brightly for the away side who pressed high up the pitch and put The Gills under pressure from wide areas. The first real event of the game was when Josh Hare was seemingly knocked out by a cross from Smith, cutting his home debut short on the 11th minute. Yeovil’s pressure counted on the 17th minute, when a clumsy Leon Legge challenge brought down Nugent and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Moore stepped up and his woeful day in front of goal started, as his tame penalty was saved by on loan goalkeeper Bywater. The momentum switched Gillingham’s way and a free kick on the 35th minute was dispatched into the top corner from Joe martin. An eventful half was followed up by quite a boring second half, as neither side really made the keepers work enough, and as Matt Fish was fouled on the 55th minute, the game was over as Danny Kedwell stepped up to score from the rebound from his penalty after a good save from Weale. A solid performance from Gillingham but Yeovil will feel hard done by, as a draw was probably the fair result. A Brilliant free kick and a penalty separated the sides.

Team lineups.

Team lineups.

Gillingham

 Bywater– Solid debut, dealt well with crosses and did well to save the penalty. Poor distribution let him down. 7.0
 Hare– Didn’t have time to impress on league debut because of injury. 6.0
 Legge– Gave away a penalty and was poor in some of his clearances but overall he was composed when threatened by the Yeovil attacks. 6.5
 Egan– solid throughout and coped well, pace across the ground makes him essential in the back three. 7.0
 Hause– Looked very nervous on the ball and was poor in his passing, made no big misakes but he looked out of his depth on Saturday. 6.0
 Martin– Got up and down the wing well and scored a brilliant free kick. 8.0
 Hessenthaler– was calm on the ball and switched the ball out to the wings in a composed manor. 7.0
 Loft– worked hard up and down the pitch and drove Gillingham forward in most attacks, looks very good on the ball. 7.0
 Morris– standard performance as he dropped deeper to protect the back 3. 6.0
 Kedwell– Was a physical presence up top and won flick ons to other players, got his goal at the end from the spot. 7.0
 German– Not much went right for him as the ball got caught under his feet a lot. His runs off the ball need work but he has the desire to get on the ball. 5.5

 

Substitutions

 Fish– Came on early and did well to win the penalty for Gillingham. 7.0
 Pritchard– Didn’t impose himself much on the game but was solid. 6.0
 Dickenson– Came on in the last ten and worked hard, didn’t affect the game. 6.0

 

Yeovil

 Weale– Did well to save the penalty and was unlucky with the rebound. Couldn’t do anything for either goal. 6.5
 Ralph– impressed down the right and was composed on the ball. 6.5
 Nugent– Was Physical with Kedwell and kept him quite for most of the game. 6.0
 Martin-Had to deal with German running at him while he left the ball behind so had a quiet game. 6.5
 Sokolik– Got rid of danger in and around the area and did well. 6.5
 Smith– Had good competition down the left with Martin and held his own. 7.0
 Dawson– Worked hard in the middle and distributed well. 6.5
 Gillett– Got up and down the pitch but didn’t do enough to create chances for attackers. 6.0
 Edwards– Broke up Gillingham attacks and tried to get the ball forward as soon as he could. 6.0
 Leitch-smith- Created openings for Moore but didn’t have many openings for himself. 6.5
 Moore– Will be very disappointed with his performance, missed a penalty and two other good chances, one to write off for him. 5.0

Substitutions

 Molony– quiet afternoon for him, wasn’t good enough to pull back the deficit for Yeovil. 6.0
 Hayter– didn’t do much after coming on at half time. 5.5
 Foley– didn’t add much after coming on. 6.0

 

Man of the Match

Joe Martin: Played very well down the left and caused danger in the Yeovil box, scored a brilliant freekick and had an overall good game. 8.0

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