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Gillingham 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe remain bottom of League One and the only team without a point following a fifth straight defeat at Gillingham.

Bradley Dack's curler found the top corner to open the scoring for the Gills, who had dominated early on.

That lead was doubled on the stroke of half-time when Cody McDonald's effort looped off goalkeeper Ben Garratt into the back of the net.

Jermaine McGlashan hit the post in stoppage time for Crewe but the hosts hung on for a comfortable victory.

The win moves the Gills up to mid-table while Crewe already look in trouble at the bottom.

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"I was pleased with the first half, we played some good football, created some decent chances. Second half I think we had to be professional as we knew Crewe were going to come out and do a bit better.

"I'm pleased we've played the different formations because I think now players will be ready to adjust.

"To get seven points from five games, I'm quite happy with that but there's still areas I know we can improve on."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Bywater
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Hause
  • 3Martin
  • 23Dack
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15Morris
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forPritchardat 90+2'minutes
  • 9KedwellSubstituted forNorrisat 84'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDickensonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Norris
  • 20Davies
  • 24Dickenson
  • 25McKain

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 5RayBooked at 72mins
  • 6Dugdale
  • 3Guthrie
  • 8AtkinsonSubstituted forLeighat 63'minutes
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forGrantat 45'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 10Inman
  • 17WatersSubstituted forSaundersat 71'minutes
  • 25Haber

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 9Oliver
  • 11Cooper
  • 14Saunders
  • 21Molyneux
  • 24Leigh
  • 42Grant
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
4,998

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) hits the left post with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Danny Kedwell.

Attempt saved. Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Cody McDonald.

Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).

Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Attempt blocked. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Billy Waters.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Greg Leigh replaces Chris Atkinson.

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Attempt missed. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Attempt saved. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

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

Kortney Hause (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough540195412
2Fleetwood532062411
3MK Dons531195410
4Bradford531184410
5Chesterfield531164210
6Preston52308359
7Barnsley52219638
8Swindon52218538
9Bristol City42205328
10Notts County42115327
11Doncaster52126607
12Sheff Utd52125507
13Gillingham5212910-17
14Leyton Orient51315416
15Coventry51316606
16Crawley520336-36
17Oldham512267-15
18Port Vale512267-15
19Yeovil512248-45
20Rochdale511378-14
21Scunthorpe5113411-74
22Walsall503235-23
23Colchester5014510-51
24Crewe5005413-90
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