September 29, 2012
Gills beaten by Dale
Andrew Tutte and Bobby Grant notched either side of half-time as Rochdale ended 10-man Gillingham's undefeated league record this season with a 2-1 win.
Despite winning their last four, the hosts were behind after 15 minutes when Tutte collected a short corner on the left and his inswinging cross evaded everyone and nestled in the far corner.
The hosts responded when Danny Jackman's free-kick was deflected behind, Deon Burton volleyed over from close range and Matt Fish fired over after a quick counter-attack.
However, Jackman lunged in on Tutte to receive a straight red card just after the half hour, and if Ryan Edwards had kept his cool when the resulting free-kick fell to him inside the box, the game could have been up.
The match became stretched after the break and the visitors took advantage, Tutte releasing Grant on the right and, after seeing his effort saved by Stuart Nelson, the winger drilled in the rebound.
Chris Whelpdale was hauled down by George Donnelly in the area and substitute Danny Kedwell converted the penalty to give the home side hope with 15 minutes to go, but Rochdale held on.
|1 Stuart Nelson||1 Josh Lillis|
|26 Adam Barrett||3 Rhys Bennett|
|3 Joseph Martin||19 Matthew Pearson|
|6 Tom Flanagan||2 Joe Rafferty|
|2 Matt Fish||5 Ryan Edwards|
|28 David Wright||12 Phil Edwards|
|11 Danny Jackman||7 Jason Kennedy|
|16 Lewis Montrose||8 Andrew Tutte|
|7 Chris Whelpdale||15 Dele Adebola|
|20 Deon Burton||9 George Donnelly|
|29 Robbie Findley||22 Robert Grant|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Benjamin Smith 31|
|12 Andy Frampton||Neill Byrne 24|
|15 Callum Davies||Brian Barry-Murphy 6|
|24 Myles Weston||Ian Craney 23|
|14 Charlie Allen||Ashley Grimes 11|
|10 Ben Strevens||Ray Putterill 13|
|9 Danny Kedwell||Craig Curran 20|
|Myles Weston for Robbie Findley (34)||Ray Putterill for Dele Adebola (76)|
|Charlie Allen for Lewis Montrose (46)|
|Danny Kedwell for Deon Burton (46)|
|Joseph Martin (27)||Rhys Bennett (22)|
|Deon Burton (33)||George Donnelly (86)|
|Robert Grant (90)|
|Josh Lillis (65)|
|Danny Jackman (33)|
|· Squads: Gillingham | Rochdale|