League One
Gillingham1Oxford Utd0

Gillingham 1-0 Oxford United

Brandon Hanlan's fifth goal of the season gave Gillingham a late victory over fellow strugglers Oxford United.

Hanlan bundled the ball home from close range after Max Ehmer diverted Callum Reilly's deep corner into his path in the 89th minute to send Steve Lovell's men up to 14th.

Gills striker Tom Eaves had earlier missed his third penalty of the season, with goalkeeper Simon Eastwood saving well following Rob Dickie's clumsy foul on Hanlan.

The visitors, who slipped into the relegation zone after this defeat, felt they should have been awarded a penalty two minutes after the hosts' when goalkeeper Tomas Holy appeared to shove Jerome Sinclair.

Looking to claim three league wins in a row for the first time since October 2017, Oxford came close to scoring when Holy made a brilliant fingertip save to push Jordan Graham's effort over the crossbar 15 minutes from time.

Luke Garbutt fired inches wide after a driving run through midfield and Gavin Whyte miscued his shot after rushing to meet Sinclair's delivery across the face of goal late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 12FullerBooked at 87mins
  • 8ParrettSubstituted forReillyat 72'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 17Da Silva LopesSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 61'minutes
  • 10BurkeSubstituted forListat 78'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 13Reilly
  • 14Campbell
  • 15List
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 23Long
  • 4DickieBooked at 50mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 24SykesSubstituted forMackieat 90'minutes
  • 15MousinhoSubstituted forKashiat 45'minutes
  • 18Graham
  • 17Henry
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forWhyteat 61'minutes
  • 9Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 6Hanson
  • 8Brannagan
  • 10Browne
  • 16Whyte
  • 19Mackie
  • 27Stevens
  • 40Kashi
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
4,991

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Oxford United 0.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

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

Booking

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Mark Sykes.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Oxford United 0. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Ehmer following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sam Long.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Ahmed Kashi (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Hand ball by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Graham Burke.

Hand ball by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Jordan Graham (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Callum Reilly replaces Dean Parrett.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Mark Sykes (Oxford United).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Sam Long (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Mark Sykes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Gavin Whyte replaces Luke Garbutt.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton362210469294076
2Barnsley362110564283673
3Sunderland351815262332969
4Portsmouth361811761392265
5Charlton36189953361763
6Doncaster3515101060451555
7Peterborough361510115751655
8Blackpool361313103836252
9Coventry36148143940-150
10Fleetwood361310134639749
11Burton361211134442247
12Wycombe361111144553-844
13Gillingham36127174758-1143
14Southend36126184650-442
15Plymouth36119164556-1142
16Walsall36119163955-1642
17Accrington351011143548-1341
18Scunthorpe36118174261-1941
19Bristol Rovers351010153637-140
20Shrewsbury36913143947-840
21Oxford Utd36912154354-1139
22Rochdale36107194475-3137
23Bradford36106204261-1936
24Wimbledon3696213053-2333
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