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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 Wycombe Wanderers 17 +13 36
2 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 16 -10 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1