November 17, 2012
Burton sinks Shrimps
Deon Burton struck a last-gasp winner to earn npower League Two leaders Gillingham a dramatic 2-1 triumph at home to Morecambe.
In a quiet first half it was the visitors who had the first chance as Gills keeper Stuart Nelson just managed to gather the ball from an onrushing crowd after spilling Izak Reid's low driven shot in the 10th minute.
Gillingham responded positively but somehow failed to take the lead when skipper Adam Barrett saw both his close range shots blocked on the line after 23 minutes.
Seven minutes later Reid threatened again for Morecambe but his tame shot fell straight in to the arms of Nelson.
The deadlock was broken in the 36th minute as Lewis Montrose poked home the loose ball from 10 yards after the visitors failed to clear Danny Jackman's lofted free kick.
Morecambe started the second half brightly but Nelson did well to repel Gary McDonald's low drive in the 62nd minute.
The equaliser came from substitute Jack Redshaw, who notched his seventh goal of the season within minutes of coming off the bench - tapping in Kevin Ellison's well-worked cross after 69 minutes.
The game looked destined to end all square but in stoppage time veteran striker Burton beautifully controlled a Matt Fish cross before turning and smashing home from eight yards.
|1 Stuart Nelson||1 Barry Roche|
|12 Andy Frampton||15 Chris McCready|
|26 Adam Barrett||2 Nick Fenton|
|11 Danny Jackman||22 Andy Parrish|
|30 Roman Vincelot||8 Andrew Wright|
|2 Matt Fish||18 Gary McDonald|
|15 Callum Davies||11 Kevin Ellison|
|16 Lewis Montrose||16 Stuart Drummond|
|7 Chris Whelpdale||7 Izak Reid|
|10 Ben Strevens||17 Andrew Fleming|
|9 Danny Kedwell||10 Richard Brodie|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Andres Arestidou 25|
|5 Connor Essam||Robbie Threlfall 3|
|24 Myles Weston||Dan Parkinson 12|
|8 Charlie Lee||Joe McGee 19|
|14 Charlie Allen||Lewis Alessandra 9|
|20 Deon Burton||Jack Redshaw 27|
|17 Adam Birchall|
|Myles Weston for Ben Strevens (46)||Jack Redshaw for Richard Brodie (67)|
|Charlie Allen for Roman Vincelot (64)||Robbie Threlfall for Izak Reid (90)|
|Deon Burton for Andy Frampton (76)|
|Ben Strevens (38)||Nick Fenton (41)|
|Andrew Wright (90)|
|· Squads: Gillingham | Morecambe|