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:

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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:

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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
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28Worrall
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDunfieldat 74'minutes
  • 9Stead
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forMacDonaldat 81'minutes
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

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

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3Martin
  • 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

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2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston321612443301360
5Rotherham31169655401557
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon32136134943645
9MK Dons32127134644243
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Gillingham33115174255-1338
13Coventry31138105956337
14Oldham32107153644-837
15Carlisle32106163754-1736
16Colchester29811103638-235
17Sheff Utd3098133238-635
18Tranmere3298153855-1735
19Crawley2681083135-434
20Crewe3297163761-2434
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3074192850-2225
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