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Gillingham 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Ryan Flynn
Ryan Flynn's only other goal this season came in the League Cup back in August

Ryan Flynn's 87th-minute strike saw Oldham snatch victory at Gillingham.

Cody McDonald had given the Gills a half-time lead, but goals after the break from Freddie Ladapo and Flynn earned Oldham their first league win since August.

McDonald was the beneficiary of a superb inswinging corner by Bradley Dack and nodded in unmarked at the back post after 10 minutes.

He should have had his second in the 26th minute but his glancing header went straight into the arms of Connor Ripley.

Ladapo, on as a substitute on the hour-mark, scored with his first touch five minutes later, slamming a shot from 12 yards past Stuart Nelson.

But Oldham were not content to settle for just a point and former Liverpool player Flynn earned a much-needed win for manager Steve Robinson.

The midfielder pounced on a loose ball following a deflected Paul Green shot and slotted into an empty net.

The goal capped a remarkable comeback from the team who started the day bottom of the league.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 4HerdBooked at 62minsSubstituted forJacksonat 69'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12Konchesky
  • 44Wright
  • 7WagstaffBooked at 19minsSubstituted forByrneat 81'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23DackBooked at 38minsSubstituted forOsadebeat 66'minutes
  • 45NoubleBooked at 68mins
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 2Jackson
  • 13Hadler
  • 16Osadebe
  • 18Pask
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 33Byrne

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Reckord
  • 7Flynn
  • 10WinchesterSubstituted forCroftat 59'minutes
  • 24Fane
  • 28Green
  • 9MckaySubstituted forLadapoat 61'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 19ErwinSubstituted forBanksat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 6Klok
  • 8Banks
  • 11Croft
  • 12Ladapo
  • 13Kettings
  • 18Osei
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,435

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Foul by Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic).

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Oliver Banks replaces Lee Erwin.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Jamie Reckord (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Stuart Nelson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt blocked. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Byrne replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Paul Konchesky (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ryan Jackson replaces Chris Herd.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1274127121525
2Bradford12660157824
3Bury126242116520
4Bolton125431110119
5Northampton124621913618
6Rochdale125341613318
7Sheff Utd115331414018
8Peterborough124532115617
9Port Vale115241514117
10Bristol Rovers114431616016
11MK Dons114341514115
12Oxford Utd114341211115
13Gillingham124351823-515
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon123361217-512
21Oldham12264713-612
22Southend123361223-1112
23Shrewsbury122461118-710
24Coventry11164812-49
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