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The Gills crucially solidified their play-off position further today with a important 2-0 victory against Bradford, bringing a halt to the run of four consecutive draws. The win also saw the Gills extend their unbeaten record to an impressive nine without defeat, a record which could prove pivotal if Gills are to be promoted come the end of the season.
The game wasn’t played without controversy though, a few dodgy decisions made by Referee Steve Rushton prevented any real flow to the game and denied Gills what appeared a stone wall penalty …

Gillingham extended their unbeaten run to 8 games away at Aldershot where both teams played out a 1-1 draw. The Gills boss will be lamenting yet another draw which sees his side hanging on to a play-off place with sides below them having several games in hand.
Both sides are likely to be left dissapointed leaving the game with merely a point as it could so easily have been a victory for either side. The Gills got off to a slow start which saw several opportunities for the Aldershot attack to …

After notching up a 5th straight league win against Stevenage on New years day, the Gillingham squad would have been full of confidence ahead of Saturday’s game against Wycombe at the infamous Adams Park which Gills fans need no reminder why the stadium holds depressing memories after losing 3-0 there at the end of last season, which saw the Gills return to the foot of the football league.
And the chance to gain revenge over Wycombe was missed On Saturday as they completed the double over Gillingham for the season with …

This is a must read for all Gillingham fans.
Following a bitter 1-0 home defeat against fellow League One strugglers Tranmere Rovers, it’s fair to say the pressure really is on Gillingham manager Mark Stimson at the moment.
Amongst many who follow the mighty Gills, there is one topic of colossal debate: should chairman Paul Scally keep the faith in Stimson, or should he cut his losses and give him the sack?
Keep Him
The most emphasised reason to keep Mark Stimson is that the fact this guy got Gillingham promoted from League Two …

For Gillingham manager Mark Stimson, football has been his dystopia in recent times.
The Gills boss saw his side lose yet again on Saturday in a 4-0 defeat away at Brentford, continuing a perfect record of not winning any competitive match away from home this season.
Couple that with no wins in the last eight matches, some undoubtedly dire performances on the pitch, an acrimonious exit from the FA Cup, and a newly found place in the League One relegation zone, and you have the typical Football League manager under severe pressure.
Severe pressure that should ultimately result in one of two …

Sitting there in the away end, the “Dreams Stand,” at Adams Park, the home of football team Wycombe Wanderers and rugby union side London Wasps, there were plenty of negative emotions I could’ve felt.
It was the “Clash of the Titans” on April 11 down in the fourth level of the English football hierarchy, as third-place Wycombe Wanderers played host to sixth-place Gillingham in the Coca Cola League Two.
A goal from John Akinde on 41 minutes gave the home side a 1-0 victory, much to the despair of Gillingham and their …

Angry. Annoyed. Frustrated. But above all, just disappointed. The general consensus amongst Gillingham fans are that these are the emotions we currently feel.
Today was yet another stupid, totally avoidable defeat against a team we see on the fixture list in this vital run-in and think: must win, should win.
We must win at home to Barnet, as there are only six games to go and if we are to get into those automatic promotion places, or even just consolidate our security in the League Two play-offs, we must win our home …

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After dominating for large parts of the game, Gillingham were forced to settle for just a point away at Brentford with a 1-1 draw.
The Gills had initially fallen behind to the League Two leaders, when the home side’s first real chance of the match turned into a goal.
David Hunt hit a well taken free-kick to put the Bees ahead on 42 minutes, much to the delight of the home fans.
However, Gillingham responded in the second half with a hatful of decent goalscoring opportunities, most notably when Mark McCammon headed just wide …

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Gillingham’s quest for promotion glory from League Two was dealt a serious blow yesterday, as the Gills lost 3-0 to relegation strugglers Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.
Jean-Louis Akpra Akpro’s strike on 33 minutes gave the home side a 1-0 lead, after following up a shot from Nick Hegarty which had struck the post.
Up until that moment, it had been all Gillingham, with the hosts offering little in attack.
Grimsby started better after the interval, and made it a double on 57 minutes. Hegarty received the ball in the area and placed it past Gills’ keeper Simon Royce.
The …

Luis Cumbers, a first year professional at Gillingham, has signed for the Gills’ Kent rivals Ebbsfleet United on a one month loan deal.
The 20-year old striker moves to Stonebridge Road looking to gain more first-team experience a league below in the Blue Square Premier.
Cumbers has been a consistent scorer in the Gillingham Reserves with seven goals this season, and also bagged a first-team strike with the last goal in the Gillingham’s 4-0 home demolition of Rotherham United back in November.
Cumbers will join ‘The Fleet’ in time to play in Saturday’s …