Crewe remain bottom of League One and the only team without a point following defeat at Gillingham.

Bradley Dack's curler that found the top corner opened the scoring for Gills after they had dominated early on.

The lead was doubled on the stroke of half-time when Cody McDonald's effort looped off goalkeeper Ben Garratt and into the back of the net.

Jermaine McGlashan hit the post in stoppage time for Crewe but the hosts hung on for a comfortable win.

The win moves Gills up to mid-table while Crewe already look in trouble at the bottom.

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"I was pleased with the first half, we played some good football, created some decent chances. Second half I think we had to be professional as we knew Crewe were going to come out and do a bit better.

"I'm pleased we've played the different formations because I think now players will be ready to adjust.

"To get seven points from five games, I'm quite happy with that but there's still areas I know we can improve on."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 30 Bywater
  • 31 Hoyte
  • 04 Egan
  • 05 Hause
  • 03 Martin
  • 23 Dack
  • 08 Hessenthaler
  • 15 Morris
  • 11 McGlashan (Pritchard - 92' )
  • 09 Kedwell (Norris - 84' )
  • 10 McDonald (Dickenson - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Morris
  • 14 German
  • 18 Pritchard
  • 19 Norris
  • 20 Davies
  • 24 Dickenson
  • 25 McKain

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 05 Ray Booked
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 03 Guthrie
  • 08 Atkinson (Leigh - 63' )
  • 07 Turton (Grant - 45' )
  • 18 Nolan
  • 10 Inman
  • 17 Waters (Saunders - 71' )
  • 25 Haber

Substitutes

  • 01 Shearer
  • 09 Oliver
  • 11 Cooper
  • 14 Saunders
  • 21 Molyneux
  • 24 Leigh
  • 42 Grant
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 4,998

Match Stats

Shots

16 5

On target

8 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

90:00 +1:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

90:00 +0:45

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) hits the left post with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

87:55

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:19

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

85:13

Attempt saved. Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Danny Kedwell.

83:09

Attempt saved. Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:44

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:44

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

77:13

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

77:13

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Cody McDonald.

74:11

Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).

74:11

Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:11

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

72:48

Attempt blocked. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:44 Booking

Booking George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

71:39

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

71:39

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

70:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Billy Waters.

69:48

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

69:48

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:08

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

66:27

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Greg Leigh replaces Chris Atkinson.

61:20

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

59:55

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

56:59

Attempt missed. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

56:37

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

55:11

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

51:29

Hand ball by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

50:22

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

50:22

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:27

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

49:27

Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

48:02

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

48:02

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Anthony Grant replaces Oliver Turton.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

45:00 +0:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

45:00 +0:35

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

40:40

Hand ball by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

40:01

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:44

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

37:44

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:26

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

34:26

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:32

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

33:32

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:10

Gavin Hoyte (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:10

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

27:37

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

27:37

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:40

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

22:48

Attempt saved. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

22:32

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Liam Nolan.

21:59

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

20:55

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

20:55

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:49

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

19:25

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

18:53

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

18:53

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

17:21

Attempt missed. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high.

16:19

Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:19

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

14:08

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:08

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

13:42

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

11:12

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

10:46

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Liam Nolan.

9:26

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

9:26

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:33

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

1:33

Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:31

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

0:31

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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