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Oxford United 3-2 Gillingham

A Sam Long-inspired Oxford came from two goals down late in the second half to beat Gillingham and move into the top six in League One for the first time this season.

Vadaine Oliver and Robbie Cundy put the Gills two up after 72 minutes but substitute Sam Winnall and right-back Long turned the match on its head.

Portsmouth's defeat at MK Dons had opened the door for Karl Robinson's team, who had scored 10 goals in their previous two games.

Oliver fired the visitors ahead five minutes before the break with a low shot on the turn when the home side failed to clear Ryan Jackson's long throw.

Steve Evans' men doubled their lead with Cundy turning in Jordan Graham's cross from five yards.

Winnall replied with a low long-range effort a minute later.

Long levelled by heading Josh Ruffels' deep cross into the top corner in the 84th minute and then popped up in the box again to stab home Cameron Brannagan's cross in stoppage time for a late winner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Stevens
  • 12Long
  • 5Moore
  • 22Atkinson
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17Henry
  • 8Brannagan
  • 14FordeSubstituted forAgyeiat 65'minutes
  • 27LeeSubstituted forHansonat 90+7'minutes
  • 9TaylorBooked at 90minsSubstituted forGorrinat 90+7'minutes
  • 25ShodipoSubstituted forWinnallat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Eastwood
  • 4McNally
  • 6Gorrin
  • 11Winnall
  • 19Agyei
  • 20Hanson
  • 28Kelly

Gillingham

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Bonham
  • 2JacksonBooked at 66mins
  • 25Cundy
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forO'Connorat 89'minutes
  • 8Dempsey
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 16MacDonald
  • 11LeeSubstituted forMcKenzieat 79'minutes
  • 19Oliver

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 12Bastien
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 17Johnson
  • 21O'Connor
  • 29Sithole
Referee:
Robert Lewis

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 3, Gillingham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Gillingham 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Hanson replaces Elliot Lee.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Rodriguez replaces Matty Taylor.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

  6. Booking

    Matty Taylor (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 3, Gillingham 2. Sam Long (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Robbie Cundy.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Cundy (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Thomas O'Connor replaces Jordan Graham.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Lee (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Graham (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 2, Gillingham 2. Sam Long (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Ruffels with a cross.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Robbie McKenzie replaces Olly Lee.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull422571073334082
2Peterborough412471073393479
3Sunderland411914861342771
4Lincoln City402091162422069
5Blackpool4019111053351868
6Oxford Utd421981566511565
7Portsmouth411981457431465
8Charlton401712115751663
9Ipswich411710144141061
10Doncaster40186165755260
11Gillingham42178175857159
12MK Dons421610165658-258
13Accrington411610155360-758
14Fleetwood411511154435956
15Crewe411510164756-955
16Plymouth421411175167-1653
17Burton411410175464-1052
18Shrewsbury401214144448-450
19Wimbledon411112184863-1545
20Wigan42128224768-2144
21Northampton421010223561-2640
22Rochdale41912205272-2039
23Bristol Rovers42108244065-2538
24Swindon42114274778-3137
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