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27 August 2012

Everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow's cup tie with Middlesbrough

Capital One Cup Second Round
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Tuesday August 28 2012
Kick-off: 7.45pm

Team News –

Experienced centre-half Jonathan Woodgate is the main injury doubt for the Boro, he missed Saturday’s home win over Crystal Palace with a slight groin injury. Last season’s leading scorer Marvin Emnes is also a doubt with rumours linking him with a move to Swansea City.

Colours -
The Gills will be wearing their red shirts with blue sleeves, white shorts and blue socks while Middlesbrough are expected to wear their away kit of sky blue shirts with navy trim, navy shorts and sky blue socks.

So Far This Season…
Boro’ began the new campaign with a Capital One Cup victory at League One Bury on August 11 where Marvin Emnes and Emmanuel Ledesma were on target in a 2-1 victory at Gigg Lane. Middlesbrough, who had narrowly missed out on a play-off place last season - finishing seventh, started their Championship fixtures with a 1-0 defeat against Barnsley at Oakwell.

That was followed when they recorded their first win beating Burnley 3-2 in a see-saw battle at the Riverside Stadium thanks to three tremendous strikes by Nicky Bailey, Adam Reach and Luke Williams. 

On Saturday they played Crystal Palace at home and made it back to back triumphs with a 2-1 win, Seb Hines and Merouane Zemmama securing the points with goals either side of half-time.

Previous Meetings -
The two clubs have met in competitive action four times previously.

October 1 1966         Gillingham 5-1 Middlesbrough     Division Three    Att: 5,789
Scorers: Mel Machin (2), Alex Smith (og), Brian Gibbs and Bill Brown /Arthur Horsfield

February 11 1967      Middlesbrough 1-1 Gillingham    Division Three    Att: 18,945
Scorers: Arthur Horsfield / Bill Brown

September 13 1986  Gillingham 0-0 Middlesbrough    Division Three    Att: 4,888

April 28 1987             Middlesbrough 3-0 Gillingham     Division Three    Att: 11,937
Scorers: Archie Stephens, Bernie Slaven, Lee Turnbull

The two sides also met in a pre-season friendly here at Priestfield in August 1992 when a crowd of 1,709 saw Steve Lovell netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.

Officials -
Referee – Gavin Ward
Assistant referee’s – Oleksandr Saliy & Adrian Sannerude
Fourth Official – John Hopkins


Prices for the match are as follows:


Adult - £15


Senior Citizen/Young Adult - £10


Under 16 - £5


There are no concession prices in the Medway Stand Blocks DEF


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