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Gillingham 4-1 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe's 10-game unbeaten run ended spectacularly as Olly Lee's double set Gillingham on course for a 4-1 victory.

The Gills had defender Jack Tucker to thank for keeping the score goalless within the opening 30 seconds as he cleared Oli Finney's shot off the line after a well-worked Alex move.

Steve Evans' side took the lead courtesy of a Jordan Graham penalty in the 11th minute after Tyler Johnson had clumsily fouled the Gills midfielder.

Omar Beckles headed straight at home goalkeeper Jack Bonham and Finney curled a shot wide as the visitors sought a quick equaliser.

Hearts loanee Lee put the hosts 2-0 up with the first goal of his third spell with the Kent club as he brilliantly turned Beckles before firing under Crewe goalkeeper Dave Richards.

Kyle Dempsey capped Gillingham's impressive first half in style as he ended a free-flowing move involving Lee and Vadaine Oliver by slotting into the bottom corner from 15 yards.

Lee added his second and the Gills' fourth shortly after the hour as he looped his header from Ryan Jackson's throw over the luckless Richards.

Crewe striker Chris Porter met substitute Antony Evans' deflected cross to bundle home a consolation for the visitors 10 minutes from time.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 25CundyBooked at 67mins
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 8Dempsey
  • 20Slattery
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90'minutes
  • 11LeeSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+1'minutes
  • 21O'Connor
  • 19OliverBooked at 46minsSubstituted forAkindeat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 7Willock
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 16MacDonald
  • 17Johnson

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Richards
  • 23JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 16Lancashire
  • 29Beckles
  • 21Adebisi
  • 14Finney
  • 4WintleSubstituted forEvansat 74'minutes
  • 8LowerySubstituted forMurphyat 63'minutes
  • 19DaleSubstituted forWalkerat 62'minutes
  • 9Porter
  • 10KirkSubstituted forGriffithsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 12Mandron
  • 18Griffiths
  • 22Sass-Davies
  • 28Murphy
  • 31Walker
  • 32Evans
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home25
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 4, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Booking

    Travis Johnson (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Travis Johnson (Crewe Alexandra).

  5. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Booking

    John Akinde (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Omar Beckles (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Gillingham).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Finney (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Porter.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Olly Lee.

  13. Post update

    Antony Evans (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Gillingham).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Alexander MacDonald replaces Jordan Graham.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. John Akinde replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antony Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Walker.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Crewe Alexandra).

  19. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Stephen Walker (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23153535191648
2Hull24143740221845
3Peterborough23134636211543
4Doncaster21133537211642
5Portsmouth23125637201741
6Charlton2511773832640
7Sunderland23109430171339
8Accrington2011362721636
9Crewe2510693432236
10Ipswich2211292624235
11Oxford Utd2210483630634
12Gillingham24103113030033
13Plymouth249693339-633
14Fleetwood248792922731
15Blackpool229492624231
16MK Dons2477102930-128
17Shrewsbury215972126-524
18Rochdale2458113847-923
19Bristol Rovers2265112233-1123
20Northampton2365122038-1823
21Wimbledon2457122643-1722
22Swindon2463153149-1821
23Wigan2356122443-1921
24Burton2437142951-2216
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