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Preview | Gillingham v Northampton Town

Neil Harris may be able to welcome Ben Reeves back into his matchday squad for the visit of promotion chasing Northampton Town.

11 November 2022

Ben Reeves could be back in the squad for the visit of Northampton in Sky Bet League 2.

Gillingham v Northampton Town

Sky Bet League Two

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Saturday November 12th

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Elkan Baggott picked up a knock in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win at Brentford, and he will be assessed ahead of the game. Max Ehmer, who was suspended for the fixture, will be available for selection once again.


Jordan Green and Shaun Williams returned to the starting XI on Tuesday night and should be available for selection again. Ben Reeves will be a 50/50 call, while Olly Lee is unlikely to feature due to a tight quad. Haji Mnoga was cup-tied on Tuesday and will be available once more.

Former Gills academy graduate Harvey Lintott could start against his former club for Northampton, having come off the bench in The Cobblers FA Cup defeat to Chesterfield.

Louis George Appere and Shaun Mcwilliams could return to the Northampton starting XI for Saturday’s game.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - “Northampton are an athletic, hardworking and organised side.

"We know it will be another challenge, they are a good side and we need to be at it for 90 minutes."


Jon Brady - “Even when they have not got the results they would have wanted, they have been in a lot of games, I’ve watched their games and they are a real hard working honest team with a very experienced manager.”


Previous Meetings:

The last meeting between the two clubs came in April of 2021, where the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Vadaine Oliver gave Gills the lead in the 11th minute. Olly Lee’s corner was headed in the path of the striker, who thumped home from just a few yards out. Lee scored Gillingham’s second midway through the second half. He latched onto Ryan Jackson’s ball forward before dragging his right-footed effort across the goal and into the bottom corner.

Ryan Edmondson pulled a goal back for the visitors with 11 minutes remaining as his effort from inside the box found the bottom corner. Fraser Horsfall completed the comeback four minutes later as he headed a corner curled towards the near post into the back of the net.


Ticket Information:

The club's main ticket office on Redfern Avenue will be open from 9am on the day of the game and close shortly after kick-off.

However, fans can also buy online via the below link.




Gillingham win - 9/5

Draw - 2/1

Northampton Town win - 8/5

Special Bet: Mikael Mandron to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 50/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Declan Bourne

Assistants - Leigh Crowhurst and Stephen Brown

Fourth Official - Paul Kelly

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