Ben Strevens scores twice for Gillingham in practice match against Colchester United
Transfer-listed striker Ben Strevens struck twice for Gillingham
in a practice match on Tuesday afternoon.
The Gills were in action against League 1 Colchester United –
watched by manager and former Gills favourite Joe Dunne – and only
lost to a late deflected effort.
Both managers fielded strong teams for the match at Beechings
Cross, with Strevens one of many experienced Gills players in the
Also starting the match were Danny Jackman, Charlie Lee,
recently signed Steven Gregory and Charlie Allen – who made up the
Fellow first team squad players Callum Davies and keeper Tommy
Forecast also started.
Colchester struck twice in the opening 11 minutes, only for
Strevens to pounce twice. His second goal left the United team
arguing among themselves as he left the defender for dead before
calmly tucking the ball over the visiting keeper.
But United claimed the win, as Tosin Olufemi’s effort crept in,
courtesy of a deflection.
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