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Gillingham 1-1 Wigan Athletic

Sam Morsy saved Wigan from a shock defeat at Gillingham but a 1-1 draw meant they fell off the top of League One.

Morsy levelled with five minutes remaining after Tom Eaves had put the managerless Gills in front just before the hour mark, but Shrewsbury move back to the top of the table.

The best chances of the first half fell to the Latics.

Dan Burn headed over the crossbar from a corner and Michael Jacobs' shooting was a constant threat, but Gillingham played with belief and would have taken a certain lead if Chey Dunkley had not stolen the ball away in a last-gasp challenge on Eaves.

Eaves made up for it after 55 minutes when he glanced home Sean Clare's cross for the opener.

They could have doubled their lead eight minutes later when Eaves played in Josh Parker, who pulled a clear shot wide.

In the closing stages, a frustrated Wigan poured forward and got their reward when Morsy calmly curled the ball into the net from 25 yards.

Wigan chased a winner but neither side were able to claim three points, meaning Wigan stay five unbeaten while caretaker Steve Lovell has now led Gillingham to a win and a draw in the past four days.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 28Clare
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 14Parker
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 16Bingham
  • 11Martin
  • 21ListSubstituted forWagstaffat 78'minutes
  • 9EavesSubstituted forCundleat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 20Oldaker
  • 22Chapman
  • 24Cundle
  • 25O'Mara

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5MorsyBooked at 84mins
  • 6Power
  • 11MasseySubstituted forRobertsat 72'minutes
  • 25Powell
  • 17Jacobs
  • 10ToneySubstituted forGriggat 72'minutesSubstituted forHuntat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 9Grigg
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 24Hunt
  • 26James
  • 31Sarkic
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,705

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Noel Hunt (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces William Grigg because of an injury.

Delay in match William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

Foul by Gregory Cundle (Gillingham).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Gregory Cundle replaces Tom Eaves.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Scott Wagstaff replaces Elliott List.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Attempt blocked. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt saved. Billy Bingham (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan1410222681832
3Bradford148332417727
4Rotherham148062516924
5Charlton137332116524
6Oxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood136342322121
10Blackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster144371717015
18Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton142391025-159
24Plymouth141491023-137
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