League One
GillinghamGillingham2CreweCrewe Alexandra0

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Danny Kedwell.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Cody McDonald.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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