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Gillingham 3 Patro Eisden Maasmechelen 1 - match report

By Luke Cawdell

New Gillingham signing Josh Parker was on target in their friendly on Tuesday.

The Gills were up against Belgian second-tier side Patro Eisden Maasmechelen.

A goal from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas put Gills 2-1 up and trialist Olly Muldoon made sure of the win.

Josh Parker in action for the Gills Picture Steve Crispe

Josh Parker in action for the Gills Picture: Steve Crispe


Parker took just 10 minutes to open his account, giving the Gills the lead in a match watched by several hundred people at Priestfield.

The visitors, who are on a short tour of Kent, levelled the match soon after with a smart finish over keeper Tomas Holy.

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Gillingham had chances to restore their lead, with Emmanuel-Thomas and Parker going close, while Martin had a shot deflected.

Olly Muldoon playing for the Gills on trial Picture Steve Crispe

Olly Muldoon playing for the Gills on trial Picture: Steve Crispe

Among the starters in the Gills line-up was former Charlton player Muldoon, a former loanee at Priestfield, who was playing right-back in the first half before switching to midfield after the break.

Parker played in Emmanuel-Thomas for Gillingham’s second, with the on-loan QPR striker finding the net from the edge of the box with a good finish.

Muldoon made sure of the win with a neat finish from 25 yards to make it 3-1.

Gillingham: Holy, Muldoon, Konchesky, Garmston, Dickenson, Osadebe, Byrne, List, Martin, Emmanuel-Thomas, Parker.

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