League One
GillinghamGillingham3OldhamOldham Athletic2

Bradley Dack's second-half strike was decisive as Gillingham edged out Oldham Athletic to record back-to-back home wins for the first time since March.

John Marquis struck a quick-fire double to give Gills a comfortable lead.

Liam Kelly's rebound, after Danny Philliskirk's penalty was saved, made it 2-1 before Dominic Poleon dispossessed goalkeeper Stuart Nelson and slotted into an empty net to level.

Dack's deflected volley secured the hosts all three points.

Gills moved up to 16th in League One, while Oldham, who suffered their fourth defeat in six league matches, dropped to 14th.

Gillingham joint-caretaker manager Steve Lovell told BBC Radio Kent:

"With the ball I thought perhaps it wasn't our best performance in the last five games, but we worked hard defensively.

"Since John Marquis has been here he's been a model professional. He works hard, everybody can see how hard he works and deserved the two goals.

"Bradley Dack did give the penalty away and he's got to be little bit more careful in those situations."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The result's a tough one to take, considering in most of the game we played very well but a couple of individual mistakes and a goal I thought should have been saved, it was disappointing coming out at the wrong end.

"I think it's always quite hostile coming to Gillingham, they've got a massive crowd but that bunch whip up behind the goal and they were quite lively.

"There was quite a few incidents that were 50-50 and I think that was the frustrating thing for both teams."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1NelsonBooked at 19mins
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 2GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 68'minutes
  • 18Pritchard
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 68'minutes
  • 7Loft
  • 23DackBooked at 45mins
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forMartinat 90+1'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 16WilsonBooked at 45mins
  • 2BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMellisat 72'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forDaytonat 73'minutes
  • 27Morgan-SmithBooked at 22mins
  • 9Poleon

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Mellis
  • 18Lockwood
  • 21Kusunga
  • 32Jacobs
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,959

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 3, Oldham Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Oldham Athletic 2.

  3. Booking

    Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Joe Martin replaces John Marquis.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

  11. Post update

    Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by John Egan.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Connor Brown.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Danny Philliskirk.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jacob Mellis replaces Carl Winchester.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 3, Oldham Athletic 2. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Connor Brown.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Bradley Garmston.

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