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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 4,254) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Oliver Langford

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Gillingham Gillingham

Crewe 0

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Gillingham 3

C McDonald (39)
J Martin (50)
A Barrett (70)

Gills put an end to winless run

Last Updated: 28/09/13 7:21pm

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Cody McDonald: Scored the opening goal

Cody McDonald: Scored the opening goal

Steve Davis endured a miserable 100th game in charge of Crewe as they lost 3-0 to a previously winless Gillingham at Gresty Road.

Goals from Cody McDonald, Joe Martin and Adam Barrett handed the Gills a thumping first victory of the season and lifted them off the foot of the League One table.

Martin Allen's side took the lead after 39 minutes courtesy of McDonald's third goal of the season.

The 27-year-old ran on to Charlie Lee's throughball down the left before calmly slipping his shot through Steve Phillips' legs.

After Danny Kedwell had spurned a chance just 10 seconds into the second half, Gillingham soon doubled their lead as Martin curled home a superb free-kick from 20 yards.

Substitute Vadaine Oliver had a couple of chances for Crewe as he forced Stuart Nelson into two excellent saves shortly after his introduction.

But Gills captain Barrett made the game safe and completed the scoring in the 70th minute when he smashed home from close range.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39