FAC: Stockport County 1-2 Gillingham

BY foxsports • December 9, 2008

League Two side Gillingham earned a third-round tie against Premier League giants Aston Villa thanks to a deserved 2-1 win at Stockport.

Andy Barcham was the Gills hero as he scored twice after Mark Stimson's side had gone behind early on. Stephen Gleeson put Stockport in front against the run of play after 17 minutes when he fired home from 15 yards, beating Simon Royce at his near post.

However, two goals in nine minutes from Barcham powered the visitors into the lead.

The equaliser came in the 24th minute as Barcham fired home from a tight angle following Simeon Jackson's neat pass.

Barcham doubled his and Gillingham's tally when he crashed home again following Adam Miller's excellent through ball.

Tommy Rowe missed Stockport's best second-half chance to level with Royce saving his close-range effort superbly.


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