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Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Gillingham

Rory Donnelly
Gillingham striker Rory Donnelly has scored in each of his last four matches

Rory Donnelly's dramatic goal in added time sent Gillingham to the top of the League One table as they beat struggling Crewe Alexandra.

Crewe almost took the lead when Brad Inman's shot was parried by Stuart Nelson and Adam King skied the rebound.

The visitors fought back and were almost rewarded when Jon Egan's strike was turned away by Ben Garratt.

As the match looked to finish goalless, Donnelly curled a shot in off the post to gift Gillingham all three points.

The result meant Gills moved to the top of League One after Walsall and Burton both lost, while Crewe remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 3Guthrie
  • 6Nugent
  • 17KingsleySubstituted forBaillieat 80'minutes
  • 8AtkinsonSubstituted forHaberat 73'minutes
  • 15Fox
  • 16King
  • 27Colclough
  • 12Dalla ValleSubstituted forCooperat 41'minutes
  • 10Inman

Substitutes

  • 9Haber
  • 11Cooper
  • 19Baillie
  • 20Jones
  • 24Wilson
  • 25Ainley
  • 30Nizic

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 15Morris
  • 4Egan
  • 26LennonBooked at 45mins
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 82'minutes
  • 44WrightSubstituted forJacksonat 64'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 23Dack
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 78mins
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forMcDonaldat 29'minutes
  • 17Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 2Jackson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Houghton
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadabe
  • 24Dickenson
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,924

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Gillingham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Gillingham 1. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Harry Lennon (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Bradley Garmston.

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

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Baillie replaces Stephen Kingsley because of an injury.

Booking

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Chris Atkinson.

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

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bradden Inman.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ryan Jackson replaces Josh Wright.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from very close range misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by George Cooper.

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) hits the right post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by David Fox.

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1383226131327
2Walsall137421981125
3Burton138141313025
4Bury136612317624
5Coventry1272320101023
6Sheff Utd136342219321
7Southend136341412221
8Wigan135532115620
9Peterborough135352421318
10Rochdale135351816218
11Port Vale134541514117
12Scunthorpe135261516-117
13Millwall125251921-217
14Chesterfield135261820-217
15Bradford124441316-316
16Colchester134451927-816
17Barnsley124261618-214
18Shrewsbury134271619-314
19Fleetwood133371820-212
20Swindon133371722-512
21Oldham131931521-612
22Blackpool12336917-812
23Doncaster12255915-611
24Crewe132381322-99
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