Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Gillingham 1.
Oldham Athletic boosted their League One survival hopes with a comeback win over promotion-chasing Gillingham.
The chances of the Latics earning a first home league win since August looked slim when Gills captain Doug Loft blasted in a 35-yard shot.
But the hosts had looked threatening both before and after Loft's opener and levelled through Curtis Main's header.
And Jonathan Forte volleyed the winner with 17 minutes left, when he crashed home James Wilson's cross.
Gillingham slip to third, one place out of the automatic promotion places following Wigan's win over Walsall, while Oldham are 22nd, four points from safety.
Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:
"I'm chuffed for the players because they've had a tough season at home.
"I think that performance today has shown that they're really ready for a fight until the end of the season.
"It was a brilliant performance against a good team. In the manner we won it, I thought was really positive and I think it was a fully deserved win."
- 36DummiganSubstituted forWinchesterat 75'minutes
- 12PalmerBooked at 63mins
- 6KellyBooked at 61mins
- 10HollowaySubstituted forMurphyat 79'minutes
- 16OsadebeSubstituted forWilliamsat 79'minutes
- 7LoftBooked at 59minsSubstituted forHessenthalerat 67'minutes
- 14SamuelSubstituted forNorrisat 79'minutes
- David Coote
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Gillingham 1.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Aaron Morris.
Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).
Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Rhys Murphy (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Wilson.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Max Ehmer.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. George Williams (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.
Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).
Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).
Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Murphy replaces Aaron Holloway.
Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Dominic Samuel.