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Gillingham 1-3 Crewe Alexandra

Chuks Aneke's brace helped pull Crewe out of the League One relegation zone for the first time in five games as they overcame Gillingham.

Aneke struck his first from close range before Amine Linganzi headed home his first Gillingham goal to level.

After the break, Aneke headed in Matt Tootle's delivery for his 16th goal of the season to put Crewe ahead.

Mathias Pogba sealed all three points for the Railwaymen late on with a cool flick from only six yards.

The win means Crewe jump three places to 19th and are now two points clear of the relegation zone.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"There didn't seem to be enough energy. I know there were a few things that didn't go our way but I'm not convinced we deserved them to today.

"I can't really understand it because at eight minutes to three, when the boys are ready to go, they look as if they are going to start well but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3J Martin
  • 12GregorySubstituted forLeeat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 23HarrimanSubstituted forDackat 63'minutes
  • 4LinganziBooked at 69minsSubstituted forPigottat 81'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 15Dack
  • 18Lee
  • 27Fagan
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 32Pigott
  • 35Baxter

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42GrantBooked at 90mins
  • 6Dugdale
  • 5Ellis
  • 9Pogba
  • 22EvansSubstituted forOsmanat 77'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 26Aneke
  • 30IkpeazuBooked at 10minsSubstituted forMellorat 90+4'minutes
  • 14InmanBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 8Osman
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Moore
  • 12Ray
  • 31Park
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
5,767

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Kelvin Mellor replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Abdul Osman.

Booking

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Crewe Alexandra 3. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Joe Pigott replaces Amine Linganzi.

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Abdul Osman replaces George Evans.

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3724854480
2Brentford3624753079
3Leyton Orient3822973675
4Rotherham37191262469
5Preston38181551569
6Peterborough3718415958
7MK Dons3816715455
8Swindon3814915351
9Walsall38121412150
10Port Vale3715517-850
11Sheff Utd3613914-348
12Crawley34111310-346
13Bradford37101512345
14Gillingham3813619-1345
15Bristol City3891613-543
16Colchester37101314-543
17Coventry37141013-142
18Oldham3811918-1242
19Crewe38101018-2540
20Tranmere3710918-2139
21Carlisle3710819-2238
22Shrewsbury3881317-1337
23Stevenage3710720-1937
24Notts County3810424-1934
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