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Oxford United 3-0 Gillingham

Oxford scored three goals in eight minutes at the start of the second half to beat struggling Gillingham.

Jack Payne's audacious flick with his heel to turn in Rob Hall's cross in the 48th minute began the rout.

Payne then turned provider six minutes later with a pass for Joe Rothwell to race through and slot past goalkeeper Tomas Holy from the edge of the area.

Gillingham, still looking for their first league win, had not recovered from that blow when Hall ran on to Jonathan Obika's backheel and drilled an angled shot under the keeper.

Oxford might have added others as Wes Thomas and Gino van Kessel squandered great chances.

The first half was much tighter and Gills should have gone in front in the sixth minute, but the unmarked Conor Wilkinson headed wide from seven yards.

The U's were then guilty of a similarly glaring miss when, after great work from Hall, Obika blazed over.

Gills' first effort on target was Lee Martin's shot after 73 minutes that Simon Eastwood saved.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 35Carroll
  • 5Nelson
  • 30Mousinho
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 17HenrySubstituted forvan Kesselat 59'minutes
  • 8Ledson
  • 18Rothwell
  • 7Hall
  • 10PayneSubstituted forThomasat 66'minutes
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forMowattat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Williamson
  • 6Martin
  • 9Thomas
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 27Mowatt
  • 39van Kessel

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 4Lacey
  • 6ZakuaniSubstituted forEhmerat 76'minutes
  • 19Nugent
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11Martin
  • 33Byrne
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 9EavesSubstituted forNashat 57'minutes
  • 10WilkinsonSubstituted forParkerat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 14Parker
  • 20Oldaker
  • 26Arnold
  • 27Nash
  • 28Clare
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
6,730

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home14
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Gillingham 0.

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Alex Lacey (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Foul by Gino van Kessel (Oxford United).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Max Ehmer replaces Gabriel Zakuani.

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Oxford United).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Attempt saved. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Ricardinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Wes Thomas replaces Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Mowatt replaces Jonathan Obika because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury651094516
2Charlton6501137615
3Peterborough6411137613
4Bradford6411127513
5Scunthorpe633082612
6Oxford Utd6321103711
7Blackpool632186211
8Wigan531183510
9Fleetwood531185310
10Blackburn530210649
11Rotherham630310829
12Bristol Rovers63031012-29
13Walsall62229908
14Portsmouth62226608
15MK Dons621347-37
16Doncaster613267-16
17Southend6132712-56
18Wimbledon611437-44
19Bury6114611-54
20Plymouth6114510-54
21Rochdale603339-63
22Northampton5104310-73
23Gillingham6024410-62
24Oldham6015714-71
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