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Wigan Athletic 2-3 Gillingham

A brace from Jordan Graham gave Gillingham a 3-2 victory at crisis club Wigan in League One.

Wigan, looking for their first win of the season, took the lead midway through the first half through Joe Garner's third goal of the campaign.

It was the perfect start to John Sheridan's first home game in charge of the Latics but they were pegged back immediately when Graham equalised within a minute of the restart thanks to some dreadful home defending.

Graham then gave the visitors the lead on the half-hour mark when he cut in from the left before smashing the ball past Jamie Jones.

The Gills, with only six substitutes at their disposal, opened up a two-goal advantage on 62 minutes when Trae Coyle curled a neat shot beyond the left hand of Jones to make it 3-1.

Wigan pulled one back straight away through Kal Naismith, after the visiting defence failed to clear Gary Roberts' corner, but Steve Evans' side held on quite comfortably in the end to pick up the three points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Jones
  • 27James
  • 5CameronBooked at 89mins
  • 4FoxBooked at 13mins
  • 3Pearce
  • 8Evans
  • 24Perry
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forCrankshawat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Naismith
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 19Crankshaw
  • 20Obi
  • 22Joseph
  • 23Merrie
  • 25Evans
  • 26Jolley
  • 32Long

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 26Maghoma
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 17EcclesBooked at 34mins
  • 20Robertson
  • 18MellisSubstituted forWillockat 83'minutes
  • 10Graham
  • 19OliverSubstituted forAkindeat 85'minutes
  • 11Coyle

Substitutes

  • 6Medley
  • 7Willock
  • 12Walsh
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 23Woods
Referee:
Tom Nield

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Gillingham 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Gillingham 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

  4. Post update

    Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Christian Maghoma (Gillingham).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Gary Roberts because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Trae Coyle (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  11. Booking

    Nathan Cameron (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Eccles (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Josh Eccles (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. John Akinde replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Matty Willock replaces Jacob Mellis.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Viv Solomon-Otabor.