As it happened: Gillingham 0-2 Hull City
Hull City celebrate their first goal early on against Gillingham
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17:0010 days ago

Full time: Gillingham 0-2 Hull City

Hull City win a competitive game in 90 minutes for the first time since beating Middlesborough 2-1 in early July. 

Keane Lewis-Potter got the Tigers in front early, directing a George Honeyman effort goalwards to score his second goal in a week. Gillingham put the Tigers under plenty of pressure, but the Hull defence stood first in the first half.

Hull had the better of the chances in the second half and got their reward ten minutes from time. Josh Magennis headed home Honeyman's cross to make it 2-0. In truth, the Tigers could have had 3 or 4. De Wijs, Lewis-Potter and Wilks all had chances to add to the scoreline that was convincing in the end. 

Thanks for joining me for the live commentary on VAVEL. Lewis Browning will be bringing you the report later on, so look out for that. I've been Luke Flanagan, and enjoy the rest of the football this evening!

16:5410 days ago

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ITS OVER!
16:5310 days ago

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Late corner for Gillingham...
16:5210 days ago

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90+3 - Gillingham looking tired. Their passing has become wayward. Hull will be desperate to keep that clean sheet...
16:5210 days ago

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ANOTHER CHANCE! Batty won it and played in Wilks but his touch lets him down.
16:5110 days ago

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90+2' - Emmanuel with the free kick. Wilks tries to create a chance to shoot but Gillingham get it away.
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CHANCE! Wilks squared to Lewis-Potter but MacKenzie blocked the chance that should have seen a third.
16:4910 days ago

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CHANCE! Emmanuel has an effort that goes high and wide. Shame as he's played well today and should have done better there.
16:4910 days ago

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Five minutes of added time.
16:4810 days ago

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90' - It opened up for Smallwood there but the chance is wasted after a poor pass.
16:4810 days ago

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89' - Gillingham have only lost twice in 15 home games. Hull have done well today considering that record.
16:4710 days ago

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88' - Lewis-Potter gets back and defends well. Hull are looking for the out ball in the final minutes here as they look to have a first clean sheet in 20 games.
16:4610 days ago

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87' - Ingram's free kick is overhit and it's a Gillingham goal kick.
16:4610 days ago

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86' - On comes promising youngster Callum Jones after a good performance in midweek. One for the future this lad, but great to see another U23 player making his debut. Docherty goes off after an excellent shift.
16:4410 days ago

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85' - Should be three! Fleming took it in the end and De Wijs was there at the back post and he should have scored there. He blasted it way over.
16:4410 days ago

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84' - Very mature play from Fleming as he draws the foul for another Hull City free kick. Batty over it.
16:4310 days ago

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82' - Honeyman's free kick was excellent and Magennis gets the goal his performance deserved. Two assists for Honeyman, two goals for Hull City for the first time away from home since early July. James Scott comes on for the goal scorer and Dan Batty comes on for Honeyman.
16:4010 days ago

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOSH MAGENNIS!!!!
16:4010 days ago

Gillingham 0-1 Hull City

81' - Cynical there! Referee Andy Woolmer books Ogilvie for pulling down Wilks.
16:3910 days ago

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80' - James Scott and Dan Batty look ready to come on for the visitors...
16:3810 days ago

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79' - Hull with possession before then trying to go over the top and wasting it, but Gillingham punt it up front again and it just drifts out for a goal kick.
16:3710 days ago

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78' - Shocking decision there as Lewis-Potter is penalised for knocking down a Gills player who is about three stone heavier than him...
16:3610 days ago

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77'- Ingram's free kick. Play stopped - the referee and the 4th official chat before booking Steve Evans' assistant. You don't see that often!
16:3310 days ago

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74' - Akinde fouls Fleming and Hull look to slow the game down again. Honeyman and Fleming over the ball, about 40/45 yards out.
16:3210 days ago

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73' - Jack Bonham does well to pluck the ball out of the air. Hull with it again and Docherty looks dangerous but Gills clear.
16:3110 days ago

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71' - Oi oi! Wilks is the victim of a nasty tackle and then Honeyman takes exception to that with O'Keefe, and there are shirts grabbed and words said. O'Keefe went into the book there. So did Honeyman. I can't see Steve Evans, but not surprisingly, I can hear him over the commentary team.
16:2910 days ago

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70' - Lots of good pressure from Hull City, and they end up winning a corner. They'll look to kill the game off if they can as the game approches the last 20 minutes.
16:2710 days ago

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69' - Lewis-Potter with the shot and Medley blocks it out for a throw-in to the Tigers.
16:2710 days ago

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68' - Honeyman plays a nice ball to Emmanuel and he draws the foul near the halfway line.
16:2610 days ago

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66' - Wilks should have squared to Magennis there for Hull. Docherty does really well to beat McKenzie and the chance comes to nothing.
16:2410 days ago

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65' - Fleming looks for Lewis-Potter down the line but it goes straight out for a throw.
16:2410 days ago

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Should just say that Gills made changes at half time. Robertson and Oliver came on for Mellis and Coyle, but now Dempsey has departed for Matthew Willock. All three changes now made. Hull haven't made any yet.
16:2110 days ago

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61' - Magennis's header was looping towards the goal but it's cleared off the line. The Northern Irishman then goes down but the referee decides it's soft and there's another break in play as Dempsey is down again. He may have to go off for the home side.
16:1910 days ago

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60' - Akinde gives away a free kick, but Gillingham are starting to threaten with the long ball down the middle. They're going more direct and their luck may change.
16:1810 days ago

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59' - Hull break very quickly and counter attack well. Robbie McKenzie the former Tiger clears the ball before Mallik Wilks can get a shot away.
16:1710 days ago

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58' - Slice! Magennis clears the ball from the free kick for a corner, then Ingram punches the ball away.
16:1710 days ago

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57' - Back underway - Emmanuel is penalised and Gillingham have a free kick near the corner flag on the far side.
16:1410 days ago

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Little break in play on 55 minutes. 
16:1210 days ago

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52' - Fleming almost finds Lewis-Potter with a long ball but Bonham comes out and grabs it. Gillingham then almost in but Ingram gets it.
16:1010 days ago

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51' - Magennis almost in then, but the home side manage to clear. 
16:0910 days ago

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50' - Corner comes to nothing as Hull get it away. Fleming takes the throw before Hull lose it and Stuart O'Keefe shoots, but it drifts wide.
16:0810 days ago

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49' - Fleming with the throw here. Gillingham win it back, and then Fleming gets back across to block for a Gillingham corner.
16:0710 days ago

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48' - Hull with another shot - this time Wilks blasts towards goal but it's way over!
16:0610 days ago

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47' - The ball bobbled about a bit there but Hull win a corner. It'll be Honeyman to take.
16:0510 days ago

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46' - Docherty tries to force his way through, but Gillingham clear - only to the hands of Ingram. Honeyman then wins a free kick about 30 yards outside the area at the far side.
16:0410 days ago

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45' - Hull start on the front foot with Wilks trying the cross, but it goes way over and out to the far side.
16:0310 days ago

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Hull get the second half underway...
15:5010 days ago

Keane Lewis-Potter's goal gave Hull the lead...

15:4710 days ago

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HALF TIME!

It's 0-1 to Hull City at the break, with Keane Lewis-Potter getting the goal after three minutes. The away side started strongly and they could have potentially added to their lead. Gillingham have battled hard, but Hull have soaked up the pressure well so far.

Stay tuned with me - Luke Flanagan - for second half updates!

15:4610 days ago

Gillingham 0-1 Hull City

45' - Wilks and Docherty combine for the latter to get the shot away, but Bonham is equal to it.
15:4510 days ago

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45' - One minute of added time here. Hull have a throw deep in the Gillingham half.
15:4410 days ago

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44' - Gillingham trying to push as the half time whistle approaches. 
15:4310 days ago

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42' - Gillingham throw on the near side. Burke eventually gets it forward and Hull will look to clear the ball.
15:4110 days ago

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41' - Fleming wins a couple of throws in quick succession. 
15:4010 days ago

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39' - Gillingham look vulnerable when Medley has the ball at the back. Hull will look to get the ball forward I'm sure to try target him.
15:3910 days ago

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38' - Should be 2-0. Docherty forces the error from Medley, and Wilks tries to backheel the ball to Honeyman but he can't get hold of it. Let off for Gillingham.
15:3710 days ago

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37' - Magennis' flick on almost finds Lewis Potter but Bonham is out to get it.
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36' - Around ten minutes of the half left. Mellis has a shot for Gillingham, but it doesn't trouble Ingram. 0-1 to the Tigers still.
15:3510 days ago

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35' - De Wijs's head loops over the bar after the corner. Set pieces haven't been great since they took the lead.
15:3410 days ago

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34' - Hard graft from Lewis-Potter wins Hull the corner. Honeyman with it...
15:3310 days ago

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33' - Another throw for the home side. Cross comes in but it goes out at the far side for a goal kick.
15:3110 days ago

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31' - Referee seems to like his whistle. After an end to end start, the constant burst of the whistle is breaking the game up somewhat.
15:3010 days ago

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29' - Mallik Wilks wins the free kick and slows things down for the away side.
15:2910 days ago

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29' - Gillingham throw on the halfway line. They have a long throw on them that may test the Tigers as the game goes on.
15:2810 days ago

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28' - MacKenzie's free kick goes straight to Ingram, and his distribution can't find Magennis.
15:2810 days ago

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27' - Free kick to Gillingham. Akinde potentially went down quite easily but a free kick nevertheless. 
15:2710 days ago

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26' - Gillingham clear the Hull free kick, but the wind catches it and it goes all the way out for a Hull goal kick.
15:2610 days ago

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25' - Smallwood does really, really well from a Hull point of view after Fleming and Lewis-Potter can't cross the corner. 
15:2510 days ago

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25' - That will be a corner for Hull. Fleming took it and it came of a Gillingham player for another chance to the away side to add to their lead...
15:2310 days ago

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23' - Burke hoofs the ball up and Medley displays a poor touch to give Hull a soft throw.
15:2210 days ago

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22' - Very soft and lucky free kick for Gillingham for a challenge by Docherty - not a lot in it there, and Hull would have been in if they'd played on!
15:2110 days ago

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21' - Ingram gives it to Burke, as Hull try to play through the thirds...
15:2110 days ago

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21' - Honeyman's delivery was poor there and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
15:2010 days ago

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20' - Lewis Potter wins a free kick and Steve Evans is apoplectic on the sidelines. Not really sure why, but he has history against Hull...
15:2010 days ago

CLOSE!

Honeyman almost scores after Lewis-Potter's header back from an excellent cross from Emmanuel. Hull not having much of the ball, but are having much better chances.
15:1810 days ago

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17 ' - Honeyman's cross was dangerous there, but the ball eventually goes out for a Gillingham goal kick. Yet another dead ball situation for the home side. Jordan Graham and Dempsey over it...
15:1710 days ago

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16' - Gillingham free kick. Dangerous position... straight at Ingram by Dempsey. Ingram then fires the ball straight out to Lewis-Potter and he wins the Hull throw near the corner.
15:1610 days ago

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15' - Magennis was almost in there, but the centre back recovered well for Gillingham. He tries to claim a pass back, but it didn't seem to be. He should have done better there.
15:1510 days ago

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14' - Misplaced pass by Honeyman gives the home side a throw. 
15:1410 days ago

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14' - Gillingham with most of the ball so far. The home side are passing it about well but the Tigers are currently soaking up the pressure.
15:1310 days ago

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12' - Gillingham will look to push for an equaliser here. Hull under a bit of pressure at the moment.
15:1110 days ago

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11' - Hull clear the corner - not convincingly admittedly - but it was hoofed away to the half way line to clear the danger.
15:1010 days ago

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10 ' - Medley nearly caught out by Lewis-Potter, but Gills keep the ball in the end and win a corner up the other end.
15:0910 days ago

CLOSE!!!!!

9' - Josh Magennis tries the volley first time from the edge of the area, but it flashes wide. Decent effort.
15:0910 days ago

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9' - O'Keefe is just spoken to by the referee. Hull bench not happy!
15:0810 days ago

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8' - O'Keefe with a dodgy challenge there on Wilks... studs showing a little, no real intent but he could be in trouble...
15:0710 days ago

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6' - Frantic start to the game. Lewis-Potter scored after three minutes, and then Akinde should have equallised for Gillingham. The Tigers goalkeeper stood strong and kept the Tigers in front. Gillingham with a bit of the ball now...
15:0510 days ago

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5' - Hull win the throw courtesy of Malik Wilks. They will look to settle it down a little...
15:0510 days ago

Almost level!

4' - Akinde was one on one with Ingram  there and had the chance to level, but Ingram stood strong and made the save. Good game so far!
15:0410 days ago

The Tigers take the lead!

3' - Well, well well. I did say earlier... remember the name. Keane Lewis-Potter! Good build up play by the Tigers saw George Honeyman shoot, and Lewis-Potter poked home from close range. 1-0!
15:0310 days ago

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!

HULL SCORE!!!!!!
15:0210 days ago

Gillingham 0-0 Hull City

2' - Hull with an early bit of pressure...
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Gillingham 0-0 Hull City

2' - Ingram gets the cross under control easily. He punts it up and Magennis holds it up...
15:0110 days ago

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1' - Hull have a throw out on the far side. Home side kicking from right to left.
15:0010 days ago

Gillingham 0-0 Hull City

Here we go!
14:5910 days ago

Kick off!

Gillingham get us underway...
14:5610 days ago

Less than five minutes...

Not long now until the season kicks off!
14:5110 days ago

Ten minutes to kick off!

Not long now until the teams will take to the pitch...
14:4710 days ago

Big game for this young man...

Keane Lewis-Potter. Remember the name, as they say...

 

 

14:3410 days ago

Less than half an hour to kick off!

Stay with us for regular updates from the game that kicks off in less than 30 minutes!
14:3410 days ago

Hull City Line Up recap...

(4-3-3): Ingram; Emmanuel, De Vijs, Fleming; Smallwood, Docherty, Honeyman; Lewis-Potter, Wilks, Magennis.

 

Substitutes: Cartwright, Batty, Scott, Samuelsen, A Jones, C Jones, McLoughlin.

14:3210 days ago

Gillingham Starting line up recap...

(4-3-3): Bonham; McKenzie, Maghoma, Medley, Ogilvie; O'Keefe, Mellis, Dempsey; Graham, Coyle, Akinde.

 

Substitutes: Robertson, Tucker, Willock, Walsh, MacDonald, Oliver, Woods.

14:2410 days ago

McCann on changing the mindset

Grant McCann cut a frustrated figure at the end of last season, and many called for the Northern Irishman's head. Speaking to the media this week though, McCann was quietly confident ahead of the Gillingham game.

“I feel as if we are recruiting very well in terms of players who know this level and know what it takes to win. We want to have that culture. It is very difficult sometimes to break that culture we had at the back end of last season.

“But to kick it off last week with a win, albeit on penalties, was a good start for us. Now it is the first game in the league. It is a difficult game.”

14:2210 days ago

Evans aware of potential Hull threat

Steve Evans spoke to the media in his pre-match press conference and said: “We know the quality Grant McCann is bringing on his team coach.

“The relegated teams have an advantage because they were playing football up until July. We have to find a way to overcome that advantage.

“I am pleased that this Saturday afternoon I won’t be in the garden. It is not about being in the supermarket. My only disappointment is that our supporters can’t be with us.”

14:2010 days ago

Hull City's mixed start

Hull City weathered the storm rather last week at Sunderland. The Black Cats could - and perhaps should - have been several goals up at half time but for poor finishing. They went through 5-4 on penalties after the game finished 0-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Mid week saw a much changed squad lose in the last minute 2-1 at home to Leicester City's development squad. George Hirst scored a penalty in controversial circumstances to deny Hull youngster's second half comeback. Keane Lewis Potter scored for the Tigers and has been rewarded with a start today by Grant McCann.

14:1610 days ago

Gillingham: First impressions

It's been two wins out of two for Steve Evans' side so far this season.

They beat Southend United in the Carabao Cup last Saturday 1-0 at Priestfield, with Connor Ogilvie scoring the decisive goal.

They were also victorious in the week in the EFL Trophy. Vadaine Oliver and Trae Coyle got the goals for the Gills.

14:0910 days ago

Hull City team news!

14:0610 days ago

Gillingham team news!

14:0510 days ago

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the 2020/21 season opener for League One between Gillingham and Hull City.

We have the Gillingham team news coming in a second...

09:2111 days ago

Make sure you follow VAVEL for game updates this afternoon!

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09:1911 days ago

McCann aiming for Promotion this season

Hull boss Grant McCann was talking of promotion when talking to Hull’s club website earlier in the week.

He said: “The aim is to try and bounce back. The aim is to try and get promoted. The aim is to try and get back in the Championship.

I feel as if we are recruiting very well in terms of players who know this level and know what it takes to win. We want to have that culture. It is very difficult sometimes to break that culture we had at the back end of last season.

But to kick it off last week with a win, albeit on penalties, was a good start for us. Now it is the first game in the league. It is a difficult game.”

09:1511 days ago

Evans complimentary on Hull

Gillingham manager Steve Evans was highly complimentary of his side’s opponents when speaking to the club website on Friday, and excited for the season.

He said: “We know the quality Grant McCann is bringing on his team coach.

The relegated teams have an advantage because they were playing football up until July. We have to find a way to overcome that advantage.

I am pleased that this Saturday afternoon I won’t be in the garden. It is not about being in the supermarket. My only disappointment is that our supporters can’t be with us.

09:1311 days ago

How to watch Gillingham vs Hull City Live TV and Stream

Fans of both teams can access the game through the club's respective iFollow streaming services, priced at £10.

To follow the game with text updates, VAVEL is your best bet!

09:0711 days ago

Hull City: Predicted Line-up

(4-3-3) Ingram - Emmanuel, Burke, de Wijs, Fleming - Smallwood, Honeyman, Docherty - Wilks, Scott, Magennis.
09:0711 days ago

Gillingham: Predicted Line-up

(Possible 4-3-3): Bonham - McKenzie, Tucker, Medley, Ogilvie - O’Keefe, Robertson, Dempsey - Graham, Oliver, Coyle.
09:0611 days ago

Hull City: Team News

Leo da Silva Lopes won’t be available for after he left to join Belgian side Cercle Brugge. No other players expected to leave this window according to McCann.

Expected back for the team are James Scott and Josh Magennis after international duty. 

There could be places on the bench for the likes of Billy Chadwick and Callum Jones after impressing in midweek against Leicester, but former Gills fan favourite Tom Eaves picked up an injury last week at Sunderland and will miss the game. His return date right now is unclear.

Again, Lewis Browing's preview can be seen here.

09:0411 days ago

Gillingham: Team News

New Gillingham signing Scott Robertson could make his debut after joining the club on loan from Celtic on Thursday. Fullback Ryan Jackson will miss the game as he serves a one game suspension for two yellow cards against Southend United last week.

Winger Jordan Graham is fit again after missing the Southend game through injury. Zech Medley has also recovered from cramp.

Lewis Browning's preview for the game has more information and can be found here.

09:0211 days ago

McCann wants to bounce back at first opportunity

It was a torrid end to the season last year for Grant McCann, with Hull City picking up just FOUR points from their remaining nine games to finish bottom for the first time since 1995/96.

McCann has to win back the trust of the fans, and wants to hit the ground running - aiming to bounce back straight away.

McCann told the media: “The aim is to try and bounce back. The aim is to try and get promoted. The aim is to try and get back in the Championship".

08:5811 days ago

Evans looking for opening day 'Giant Killing'

Gillingham boss Steve Evans may have already done Hull City's team talk for them. He spoke in his press conference about Hull City being too big a club for the division, telling the media that Hull are "...too big a club to be in League One, it’s another giant.”

Evans will be looking to push on in his second season at the club after finishing mid-table in League One last time out.

08:5211 days ago

Opening League game of the season!

After two games in cup competitions, Steve Evans and Grant McCann's respective sides now switch their focus to the league. Both will be desperate to get off to a good start at Priestfield this afternoon.
08:4411 days ago

Kick-off time

Gillingham vs Hull City will be played at the Priestfield Stadium, in Gillingham, United Kingdom. The kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 BST.
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