League One
GillinghamGillingham2WiganWigan Athletic0

Gillingham 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Two goals from Bradley Dack helped Gillingham beat Wigan and move to the top of League One.

Dack slotted home his opener after good play by on-loan Chelsea midfielder Jordan Houghton and Rory Donnelly.

A Luke Norris 20-yard strike came back off the Wigan post before midfielder Dack picked himself up from a foul by Donervon Daniels to score a penalty.

The Latics have not won away in the league since March and Will Grigg failed to take their best chance.

Wigan athletic manager Gary Caldwell talking to BBC Radio Manchester:

"Disappointing again, we wanted to try and build momentum from Wednesday night off the back of such a great win and performanc. We didn't really get started in the game until they scored. Then we started playing our possession game and passing game and creating opportunities second half. We couldn't get that goal to get us back in the game.

"I thought we were fresh, ready for the challenge. Away from home is always difficult in terms of the home crowd, you have to stand up to it and be brave and impose your style on the game and we didn't do that.

(on Kevin McNaughton injury) "Not sure yet, it's a tendon in his hamstring, hopefully he kind of came off early enough. The physio is hoping it's not to bad, we'll access that tonight and tomorrow."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Egan
  • 50Oshilaja
  • 24Dickenson
  • 44WrightBooked at 71mins
  • 6Houghton
  • 23DackBooked at 80mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forWilliamsonat 72'minutes
  • 17DonnellySubstituted forMcGlashanat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 5Ehmer
  • 9Williamson
  • 10McDonald
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 34Oldaker

Wigan

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 5DanielsBooked at 82mins
  • 20Morgan
  • 7McCann
  • 21McNaughtonSubstituted forKennyat 43'minutes
  • 22Francisco JúniorSubstituted forMurrayat 45'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 4Perkins
  • 2JamesSubstituted forMckayat 78'minutes
  • 10Davies
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 6Power
  • 19Mckay
  • 24Murray
  • 25Barnett
  • 26Kenny
  • 28Pearce
  • 32Jääskeläinen
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
5,692

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Rory Donnelly.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  9. Post update

    Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  13. Post update

    David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris McCann.

  15. Post update

    Donervon Daniels went off injured after Wigan Athletic had used all subs.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  20. Booking

    Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.