On-loan Queens Park Rangers winger Mike Petrasso struck the winner for 10-man Oldham on his debut at Gillingham.

The 18-year-old Canadian, who joined the Latics on Friday, looped a second-half header over Stuart Nelson after the Gills failed to clear Danny Philliskirk's initial effort.

Cody McDonald went closest to an leveller, but Mark Oxley saved easily.

Oldham's Genseric Kasunga was sent off after a clash with Danny Kedwell, sparking a brawl between the two teams.

It was only the visitors' second away league win of the season and the first since their opening day triumph at Stevenage.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm just frustrated. We're not showing what we're capable of.

"Players are losing confidence too quickly. If everything starts right, we have a good afternoon, but if someone makes a mistake it might affect their performance.

"They kept going, they tried as hard as they could, but couldn't break them down.

"We know that was a poor performance and we know we can do better."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Gillingham is a tough place to come. Complacency could have set in from our boys, but I thought we were very, very professional and comfortable throughout the game.

"We defended like soldiers. Generally our play is excellent and the boys really deserve the pat on the back.

"He [Mike Petrasso] has been performing very well in the Under-21 league and we've been tracking him for a while. He did well today and put in a good defensive shift.

"It was a tough ask for him to come in after two days and go straight into it. He scored a goal and he'll be able to phone home to his parents in Canada. They'll be proud of him."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 23 Harriman
  • 03 Martin
  • 19 Hollands (Weston - 65' )
  • 06 Legge Booked
  • 26 Barrett (Dack - 88' )
  • 29 Hewitt Booked
  • 32 Mousinho
  • 10 McDonald
  • 09 Kedwell Booked
  • 07 Whelpdale (Fagan - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 11 Weston
  • 15 Dack
  • 21 Howard
  • 27 Fagan
  • 31 Hessenthaler

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley Booked
  • 08 Smith Booked
  • 23 Mills
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 03 Grounds
  • 20 Petrasso (Schmeltz - 60' )
  • 05 Kusunga Dismissed
  • 27 Philliskirk (MacDonald - 74' )
  • 14 Clarke-Harris (Rooney - 74' )
  • 19 Dayton Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Schmeltz
  • 09 Rooney
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 15 Winchester
  • 17 Rodgers
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 29 Rachubka
Ref: Graham Scott

Match Stats

Shots

4 11

On target

1 6

Corners

2 9

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

90:00 +7:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

90:00 +6:03 Booking

Booking Mark Oxley (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +5:44

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +5:44

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

90:00 +5:00

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:55

Foul by John Mousinho (Gillingham).

90:00 +2:44

Attempt missed. Craig Fagan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

89:07

Attempt missed. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

88:22

Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:22

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

87:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Adam Barrett.

87:07 Booking

Booking James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

85:30 Dismissal

Dismissal Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) is shown the red card for fighting.

85:19 Booking

Booking Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

84:00

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:55

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

80:38

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:38

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

78:35

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

78:35

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

78:04 Booking

Booking Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

78:00

Sidney Schmeltz (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:59

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

76:41

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Myles Weston.

74:37

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

73:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Adam Rooney replaces Johnson Clarke-Harris.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Danny Philliskirk.

70:43

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:54

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe Martin.

66:00

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:55

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

64:45

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:45

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

64:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Craig Fagan replaces Chris Whelpdale.

64:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Myles Weston replaces Danny Hollands.

59:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sidney Schmeltz replaces Michael Petrasso.

59:26

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

59:16

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

58:14

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

56:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Philliskirk.

56:27

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

55:27

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:27

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

55:04

Attempt saved. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:40

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon Legge.

52:02

Foul by Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic).

52:02

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

51:21

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

47:56 Booking

Booking Leon Legge (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

47:50

Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:50

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

46:00

Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:58

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

45:35

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:13

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

43:43

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:43

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

43:14

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

42:42

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:42

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

35:03

Attempt missed. Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

34:32

Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:32

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

34:17

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

33:58

Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:58 Booking

Booking Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

29:50

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

29:50

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:02

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

21:49

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

21:12

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

21:12

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:26

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

19:26

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:04

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Danny Hollands.

17:31

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

12:52

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

12:52

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:53

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

7:53

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

3:45

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:45

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

3:06

Attempt saved. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

1:34

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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