September 15, 2012
Kedwell double downs Rovers
Two early goals from Danny Kedwell set Gillingham on the way to a resounding 4-0 victory against winless Bristol Rovers that cemented their place at the top of npower League Two.
The former AFC Wimbledon striker's double takes his league tally for the season to six, his first coming after five minutes from the penalty spot after he was bundled over from behind by Tom Parkes, who was lucky to stay on the pitch as the last man.
Ten minutes later the forward claimed a second - Charlie Lee's long throw was hurled into the area and Kedwell's front-post flick-on from a tight angle looped over a helpless Sam Walker.
It was all Gills and the third came on the stroke of half-time as a diving Lee got his head to Charlie Allen's right-side corner to power in.
Wayne Brown and Oliver Norburn eventually tested Stuart Nelson after the break for Rovers, but the game was wrapped up as substitutes Myles Weston and Chris Whelpdale combined, the latter nodding in an inch-perfect cross.
|1 Stuart Nelson||28 Sam Walker|
|26 Adam Barrett||19 Adam Virgo|
|3 Joseph Martin||3 James Paterson|
|2 Matt Fish||2 Michael Smith|
|15 Callum Davies||6 Tom Parkes|
|28 David Wright||8 Matthew Gill|
|8 Charlie Lee||14 Lee Brown|
|4 Jack Payne||10 Elliot Richards|
|14 Charlie Allen||21 Wayne Brown|
|20 Deon Burton||7 David Clarkson|
|9 Danny Kedwell||9 Matt Harrold|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Connor Gough 20|
|12 Andy Frampton||Fabian Broghammer 11|
|6 Tom Flanagan||Matthew Lund 26|
|24 Myles Weston||Ollie Clarke 24|
|16 Lewis Montrose||Seanan Clucas 25|
|7 Chris Whelpdale||Oliver Norburn 15|
|10 Ben Strevens||Joe Anyinsah 16|
|Myles Weston for Deon Burton (46)||Fabian Broghammer for Matt Harrold (34)|
|Ben Strevens for Danny Kedwell (57)||Oliver Norburn for James Paterson (45)|
|Chris Whelpdale for David Wright (71)||Matthew Lund for Matthew Gill (66)|
|David Wright (68)||Tom Parkes (4)|
|David Clarkson (41)|
|· Squads: Gillingham | Bristol Rovers|