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Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Gillingham

Crewe Alexandra moved out of the League One relegation places with victory over managerless Gillingham.

Crewe's Nicky Ajose opened the scoring from the spot after Gavin Hoyte brought down Uche Ikpeazu inside the box.

Harry Davis made it 2-0 with a bundled finish after Ajose's stabbed effort was saved by keeper Stuart Nelson.

Bradley Dack pulled a goal back, with the final touch on Cody McDonald's low ball across goal before Ikpeazu sealed the win with a fine run and finish.

Victory moves Crewe to 19th in the table, while Gillingham slip into the relegation places on goal difference.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 30Tate
  • 19Baillie
  • 42Grant
  • 28Ness
  • 20JonesSubstituted forTurtonat 77'minutes
  • 24Leigh
  • 34Ikpeazu
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forDalla Valleat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dugdale
  • 7Turton
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 18Nolan
  • 25Haber
  • 33Stewart

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 22Hare
  • 5EhmerBooked at 34mins
  • 6LeggeBooked at 30mins
  • 31Hoyte
  • 7Loft
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23Dack
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forDickensonat 73'minutes
  • 10McDonaldBooked at 85mins
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forNorrisat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
  • 29Romeo
  • 32Staunton
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
4,436

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Gillingham 1.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Josh Hare.

Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra).

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Gillingham 1. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lauri Dalla Valle replaces Nicky Ajose.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Turton replaces James Jones.

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

Foul by Josh Hare (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

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

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces John Marquis.

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Gillingham 1. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cody McDonald.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Uche Ikpeazu.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Harry Davis.

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

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City24156346222451
2Swindon24146446242248
3MK Dons23136450242645
4Preston24136537231445
5Bradford2410683228436
6Sheff Utd2310673027336
7Chesterfield249873531435
8Rochdale24104104132934
9Fleetwood259792624234
10Port Vale2595113136-532
11Peterborough2494113031-131
12Notts County238782728-131
13Oldham2371063135-431
14Doncaster238782529-431
15Walsall257992428-430
16Barnsley2385103435-129
17Scunthorpe228593237-529
18Coventry247892631-529
19Crewe2475122342-1926
20Leyton Orient2467113235-325
21Gillingham2567122940-1125
22Colchester2466122940-1124
23Crawley2459102338-1524
24Yeovil2455141938-1920
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