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Ashton Gate (ATT 11,422) 1st March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bristol C Bristol City vs Gillingham Gillingham

Bristol C 2

S Baldock (27)
S Gillett (83)

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Gillingham 1

C Lee (65)

Gillett strike sinks Gills

Last Updated: 01/03/14 7:04pm

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Simon Gillett: Scored a cracker

Simon Gillett: Scored a cracker

Simon Gillett produced a candidate for Bristol City's goal of the season with a 83rd-minute winner in a 2-1 win over Gillingham.

With the visitors looking the more likely winners, the midfielder, on loan from Nottingham Forest, unleashed a spectacular 25-yard shot with his right foot that ripped into the top corner of the net.

Sam Baldock had broken the deadlock for the hosts after 27 minutes, chesting down a precise chip forward from Wade Elliott and hammering a sweetly struck right-footed volley past Stuart Nelson from 15 yards for his 18th goal of the season.

But Gillingham improved after the break and deservedly equalised in the 65th minute when Ade Akinfenwa headed back across goal from a right-wing corner and substitute Charlie Lee blasted home from close range.

City made a bright start, which saw Bobby Reid just fail to connect with a Baldock cut-back and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fail by inches to slide in and convert Reid's cross.

Gillingham found it hard to create first-half chances. Their best effort was a low drive from Bradley Dack, comfortably saved by Frank Fielding.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16