League One
Oldham1Gillingham0

Oldham Athletic 1-0 Gillingham

Gary Harkins scored the only goal of the game as poor finishing and Lactics keeper Mark Oxley denied Gillingham.

The Gills missed a glorious chance to take the lead when Myles Weston went clean through but could not beat Oxley.

Harkins then put Lee Johnson's Oldham in front with a powerful shot from close range after being found by David Worrall's deep cross.

Jon Stead hit the post for the hosts before Oxley saved from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Cody McDonald.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Oldham manager Lee Johnson

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"It was a good win because sometimes you have to dog-out wins like that.

"Gillingham came here and made it a very difficult game for us. Mark Oxley pulled out a couple of saves, but then we had some really good chances.

"They are all tough in League One and I was just pleased we kept going until the end."

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

Peter Taylor

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Post-match: Gillingham boss Taylor

"I can't believe we haven't won. We had a lot more chances than the opposition but their goalkeeper pulled off some wonderful saves.

"I don't think the players had a great deal of luck in front of goal.

"The second half in the week [against Sheffield United] was a disappointing second half and the players looked very tired. If two-and-a-half days later you're not going to take advantage of the squad, when are you going to take advantage of that?

"It probably means now that Peter Taylor has picked the wrong team because we lost the match but I don't think that was the case."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2BrownSubstituted forDaytonat 75'minutes
  • 3Grounds
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 54mins
  • 16J Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28Worrall
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDunfieldat 74'minutes
  • 9Stead
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forMacDonaldat 81'minutes
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 12Mellor
  • 19Dayton
  • 20Kissock
  • 23Turner
  • 29Rachubka

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3J Martin
  • 12Gregory
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 19Smith
  • 31HessenthalerSubstituted forMcDonaldat 59'minutes
  • 32PigottSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 59'minutes
  • 27FaganBooked at 56mins
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forWestonat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Linganzi
  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 10McDonald
  • 11Weston
  • 18Lee
  • 35Baxter
Referee:
Mike Russell
Attendance:
3,714

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Gillingham 0.

Attempt saved. Connor Smith (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Dayton.

Attempt missed. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

Jon Stead (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Connor Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Terry Dunfield replaces Carl Winchester.

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

Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Joe Pigott.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Booking

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Foul by Joe Pigott (Gillingham).

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient3320763467
2Wolves3120743467
3Brentford3120652366
4Preston32161241360
5Rotherham3116961557
6Peterborough31164111052
7Walsall3212119647
8Swindon3213613645
9MK Dons3212713243
10Port Vale3213415-543
11Bradford329149541
12Gillingham3311517-1338
13Coventry3113810337
14Oldham3210715-837
15Carlisle3210616-1736
16Colchester2981110-235
17Sheff Utd309813-635
18Tranmere329815-1735
19Crawley268108-434
20Crewe329716-2434
21Bristol City3361413-832
22Shrewsbury3271015-1231
23Notts County339321-1330
24Stevenage307419-2225
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