League One
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Wigan Athletic 2-0 Gillingham

First-half goals from Will Grigg and Nick Powell gave Wigan Athletic a comfortable victory over Gillingham to cements their position at the top of League One.

The Gills had arrived in the north west as the form team in the third tier, with six wins and two draws in their previous eight matches, but were no match for Paul Cook's men.

Grigg grabbed the opening goal after 10 minutes, finishing off from close range after good work down the left by full-back Reece James.

And Powell - who stayed with Wigan this week despite strong interest from Premier League Brighton - doubled the lead on 34 minutes with a bullet header from Max Power's corner.

It could have been three at the beginning of the second half, when Michael Jacobs cut in from the left only to fire against a post.

Gillingham thought they had pulled one back deep into stoppage-time, only for Elliott List to turn and see the flag up after heading past Christian Walton.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 26James
  • 6Power
  • 5Morsy
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forWalkerat 55'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forFultonat 83'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forVaughanat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elder
  • 7Walker
  • 8Vaughan
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 28Fulton

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5EhmerBooked at 21mins
  • 6Zakuani
  • 3GarmstonBooked at 17mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11MartinSubstituted forMoussaat 72'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 26Reilly
  • 14ParkerSubstituted forListat 59'minutes
  • 9EavesBooked at 71minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Wilkinson
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 19Nugent
  • 21List
  • 27Nash
  • 30Hadler
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,384

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Gillingham 0.

Foul by James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic).

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

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Tom Eaves.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jay Fulton replaces Nick Powell because of an injury.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dan Burn.

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

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Attempt missed. Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Franck Moussa replaces Lee Martin.

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces William Grigg.

Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Callum Reilly.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Josh Parker.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Wigan Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jamie Walker replaces Ryan Colclough.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan28196355134263
2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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