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Gillingham 1 - Aston Villa 2

FA Cup 3rd Round

KRBS Priestfield Stadium

4/01/09 - 1.30pm

Attendance: 10,107

Referee: K Stroud

Gillingham
1 - 2
Aston Villa
Jackson (57)
 
Milner (13, 79 pen)
 
Venue: KRBS Priestfield Stadium
 
Attendance: 10,107
The Teams
Royce
 
 
 
Friedel
 
 
Lewis
 
 
 
Reo-Coker
 
 
Bentley
 
 
 
Davies
 
 
King
 
 
 
Knight
 
 
Nutter
 
 
 
Shorey
 
 
Oli
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
Weston
 
 
 
Sidwell
 
 
Miller
 
 
 
Petrov
 
 
Barcham
 
 
 
Gardner
 
 
Mulligan
 
 
 
Young
 
 
Jackson
 
 
 
Delfouneso
 
 
72
Substitutes
Stimson
 
 
 
Bannan
 
 
Julian
 
 
 
Clark
 
 
Pugh
 
 
 
Lowry
 
 
Payne
 
 
 
Guzan
 
 
Essam
 
 
 
Osbourne
 
 
Rooney
 
 
 
Salifou
 
 
Rance
 
 
 
Harewood
 
 
72
Game Statistics
6
Goal Attempts
12
2
On Target
7
4
Crosses
10
5
Corners
1
2
Offside
0
15
Fouls
11
4
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
43
%
57
Comments...
First FA cup win in 3 years is it. What's the odds we get ruddy Man U in the next round.




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Date:Sunday January 4 2009

Time: 3:25PM

Your Comments

First potential banana skin avoided in how many years? ;) Nice to see us through though! UTV
delirium
They did deserve a replay at Villa Park.
col8
I enjoyed that, good full bloodied cup tie, we always do things the tough way but at least we did it!
The Fear
And another banana skin coming up - I would prefer Doncaster over Cheltenham
Equatorialvilla
Give credit to Gillingham, they battled well!
merlin
A concern that with the current injuries it was our strongest 11. Looked very lightweight up front I thought. For a game like that I'd thave thought MON would have gone for the extra strength of the Hare, who is now obviously 4th choice. I was also very disappointed with Shorey's distribution especially from set pieces in the final third.
AMS78
good point AMS78, it is a worry and this is year 3 squad wise,not year 1.
The Fear
Ive noticed on some sites such as Setanta and Team talk, that Villa fans are slagging off their owen team after today. While it was not the best performance from Villa today we still made it through. Back in the O'Dreay days and the Taylor days we would have folded and lost, but we are progressing under O'neil. I for one new it would not be a 4, 5-0 thrashing because it never is in the F.A Cup, thats the beauty of the cup. So we all new it would be very tough no matter what league Gillingham are in, just glad to be in the 4th round. It will be another tough game in the 4th round but im confident will make it into the 5th round. UTV
Jonesy08
Great game. I was getting a little jumpy although I never really doubted we'd make it through. Well played Gillingham. Good luck for the rest of the season. I once went to Doncaster Rovers to see them play Scarborough. Scarborough won and I got called a cockney w@nker - I was wearing a Villa shirt (they're not that bright in Doncaster!).
Adam Deuce
I really thought Shorey was woeful today - he seemed really nervous and after every slip and misplaced pass he seemed to have a real look of disappointment as if to say - that me not playing next week then. He seems like he REALLY wants to do well!
deano.avfc
Good points about Shorey above. Think that he is well out of his depth and MON only signed him for short term cover for Bouma and to help Sidders settle in easier. In fact, I think that it was Sidwell that advised MON to get him in. 27 already and not the quickest or tallest in the world (which are MONs favourite attributes)so can't see him staying or playing more than a handful of games for us. Should have stayed at Reading where he was comfortable but fair play to him for giving it a go. England Team, he is having a laugh!!!
Villan444
Brad never had a shot to save, apart that is from the goal. We're through, thats all that matters. O.K., we weren't at the top of our game, but yet again despite being below our best, we won.
glensider
The natives were in an aggressive mood after the game. Not happy campers at all.
glensider
I still dont understand all the moaning.....you won..!!....some of us didnt...now we have something to moan about....you dont...!!
lincolnblue
 

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