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Gillingham 0-2 Northampton Town – BBC Sport

Sam Hoskins scored one and set up another as Northampton beat Carabao Cup giants Gillingham 2-0 at Priestfield.

Town started the day 19 places ahead of their hosts, who memorably knocked out Premier League side Brentford on Tuesday, and the gap in quality was evident throughout.

The visitors were only denied a lead in the first minute when Gills goalkeeper Glenn Morris saved Shaun McWilliams’ shot well.

Hoskins, who had earlier shot wide from distance, took advantage of a Will Wright error to put Northampton ahead in the 27th minute.

It was his 13th league goal of the season, more than double Gillingham’s current total of six.

McWilliams should have extended Northampton’s lead 10 minutes later, but he fired in front of goal.

Gillingham’s best chances came after halftime, when Jordan Green’s shot just missed the post and Lewis Walker deflected Scott Kashket’s effort.

Jon Brady’s promotion chasers secured victory, only their second league victory in seven games, when Kieron Bowie found a punching cross from Hoskins to get past reserve goalkeeper Jake Turner with 18 minutes remaining.

Match report provided by PA Media.

lineups

Gillingham

Training 4-3-3

  • 1MorrisReplaced forTurnera 41′minutes
  • 14mckenzie
  • 4Wright
  • 23Baggott
  • 17Law
  • 8O’KeefeReplaced forMacDonalda 64′minutes
  • 6Williams
  • sixteenJefferiesReplaced forreevesa 81′minutes
  • 22GreenReplaced forKashketa 64′minutes
  • 9mandron
  • twenty-oneAdelakunReplaced forWalkera Four. Five’minutes

substitutes

  • 5ehmer
  • 7MacDonald
  • elevenreeves
  • 19Walker
  • 24Kashket
  • 25Turner
  • 27Akehurst

Northampton

Training 4-1-4-1

  • 1Burg
  • 3mcgowanReserved at 58 minutesReplaced forLintotta 81′minutes
  • 6sherring
  • 5Guthrie
  • 22OdimayoReplaced forI saida 81′minutes
  • 4Sowerby
  • elevenpinnock
  • 17McWilliams
  • 8FoxReplaced forLeonarda 69′minutes
  • 7HoskinsReserved at 90 minutes
  • 19BowieReplaced forHyltona 76′minutes

substitutes

  • 10Hylton
  • 12Leonard
  • twentyLintott
  • 24Haynes
  • 3. 4Cross
  • 35I said
  • 36father

Referee:
declan bourne

Attendance:
4,509

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