Bristol Rovers 1-2 Gillingham: Goalscorer Callum Reilly sent off as Gills hold on
Last Updated: 27/11/18 11:28pm
Callum Reilly scored and was later sent off as Gillingham battled their way to a 2-1 victory over struggling Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.
The visitors took an eighth-minute lead when, with Rovers appealing for offside earlier in the move, Elliott List was allowed space to move forward and fire home with a low 20-yard drive.
Reilly doubled the advantage after 59 minutes, moving onto a pass from Tom Eaves and drilling a shot from 25 yards that beat Rovers' substitute goalkeeper Adam Smith.
Liam Sercombe reduced the arrears with a sweet free-kick from 30 yards in the 87th minute and came close to an equaliser during eight minutes of stoppage time, volleying against a post.
Reilly's red card came after 70 minutes when he dived into a challenge on Sercombe in the middle of the pitch.
Smith was a 49th-minute replacement for Jack Bonham after the Rovers goalkeeper had gone down injured with nobody near him.