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Gillingham 1-3 Crewe Alexandra

Chuks Aneke's brace helped pull Crewe out of the League One relegation zone for the first time in five games as they overcame Gillingham.

Aneke struck his first from close range before Amine Linganzi headed home his first Gillingham goal to level.

After the break, Aneke headed in Matt Tootle's delivery for his 16th goal of the season to put Crewe ahead.

Mathias Pogba sealed all three points for the Railwaymen late on with a cool flick from only six yards.

The win means Crewe jump three places to 19th and are now two points clear of the relegation zone.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"There didn't seem to be enough energy. I know there were a few things that didn't go our way but I'm not convinced we deserved them to today.

"I can't really understand it because at eight minutes to three, when the boys are ready to go, they look as if they are going to start well but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3Martin
  • 12GregorySubstituted forLeeat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 23HarrimanSubstituted forDackat 63'minutes
  • 4LinganziBooked at 69minsSubstituted forPigottat 81'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 15Dack
  • 18Lee
  • 27Fagan
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 32Pigott
  • 35Baxter

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 6Dugdale
  • 5Ellis
  • 9Pogba
  • 22EvansSubstituted forOsmanat 77'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 26Aneke
  • 30IkpeazuBooked at 10minsSubstituted forMellorat 90+4'minutes
  • 14InmanBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 8Osman
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Moore
  • 12Ray
  • 31Park
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
5,767

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Kelvin Mellor replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

(Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Abdul Osman.

Booking

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 3. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Joe Pigott replaces Amine Linganzi.

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Abdul Osman replaces George Evans.

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves37248567234480
2Brentford36247562323079
3Leyton Orient38229771353675
4Rotherham371912668442469
5Preston381815552371569
6Peterborough37184155849958
7MK Dons38167155652455
8Swindon38149155451351
9Walsall381214124241150
10Port Vale37155175159-850
11Sheff Utd36139143740-348
12Crawley341113103841-346
13Bradford371015124946345
14Gillingham38136195063-1345
15Bristol City38916135661-543
16Colchester371013144247-543
17Coventry371410136768-142
18Oldham38119184254-1242
19Crewe381010184570-2540
20Tranmere37109184667-2139
21Carlisle37108193961-2238
22Shrewsbury38813173649-1337
23Stevenage37107203958-1937
24Notts County38104244968-1934
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