October 13, 2012
Gills march on
Charlie Allen scored his first senior goal to fire his father's Gillingham side six points clear at the top of npower League Two after an emphatic 4-0 victory over struggling Aldershot.
Martin Allen's men equalled their biggest win of the season as the 20-year-old midfielder fired home from close range on 11 minutes before Danny Kedwell rifled in his 10th goal of the campaign from the spot.
Myles Weston made it three before the break and Chris Whelpdale rounded things off in the second half, leaving the Shots languishing in the drop zone after five league defeats on the spin.
Allen got the Gills up and running when he was on hand to convert after Aldershot goalkeeper Jamie Young had denied Whelpdale, while referee Mark Hayward had no option but to give a penalty, which was scored by Kedwell, on 26 minutes when Sonny Bradley handled.
The impressive Weston grabbed his third of the campaign in the 38th minute, slotting into the bottom corner before Whelpdale got the goal his performance deserved from close range midway through the second half.
Leading scorer Craig Reid had the best effort for the visitors, but Stuart Nelson produced a smart save to deny his powerful effort.
|1 Stuart Nelson||21 Jamie Young|
|28 David Wright||15 Guy Branston|
|26 Adam Barrett||2 Ben Herd|
|3 Joseph Martin||5 Troy Brown|
|6 Tom Flanagan||23 Sonny Bradley|
|2 Matt Fish||31 Daniel Rose|
|7 Chris Whelpdale||11 Peter Vincenti|
|4 Jack Payne||4 Aaron Morris|
|14 Charlie Allen||17 Adam Mekki|
|9 Danny Kedwell||20 Craig Reid|
|24 Myles Weston||10 Daniel Hylton|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Glenn Morris 29|
|12 Andy Frampton||Oliver Lancashire 6|
|16 Lewis Montrose||Myles Anderson 24|
|18 Bradley Dack||Doug Berqvrst 16|
|20 Deon Burton||Scott Donnelly 26|
|10 Ben Strevens||Josh Payne 8|
|29 Robbie Findley||Michael Rankine 9|
|Andy Frampton for Joseph Martin (46)||Josh Payne for Adam Mekki (79)|
|Ben Strevens for Jack Payne (61)||Michael Rankine for Craig Reid (85)|
|Robbie Findley for Myles Weston (68)|
|Joseph Martin (45)||Sonny Bradley (26)|
|Jack Payne (60)|
|· Squads: Gillingham | Aldershot Town|