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Boundary Park (ATT 3,714) 22nd February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Gillingham Gillingham

Oldham 1

G Harkins (33)

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Harkins strike downs Gills

Last Updated: 22/02/14 6:57pm

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Gary Harkins: Bagged the winning goal

Gary Harkins: Bagged the winning goal

Gary Harkins scored the only goal of the game as Oldham earned a vital victory against Gillingham.

The three points gives the Latics breathing space above the League One relegation zone and punished the Gills for their wasteful finishing.

The visitors carved out two early openings as Joe Pigott headed straight at goalkeeper Mark Oxley before Chris Whelpdale fired off target.

Gillingham missed a glorious chance on the half-hour when Myles Weston, an early substitute for the injured Whelpdale, ran clean through on goal but was denied by Oxley.

Oldham went ahead after 33 minutes as David Worrall's deep cross found Harkins, who cracked a powerful shot inside the far post from eight yards out.

Jon Stead hit the post with an effort from the edge of the box as the Latics went close to a second goal, while at the other end Oxley made another smart save from Pigott's low drive.

Gillingham continued to pose a greater threat, with Weston and Adebayo Akinfenwa both failing to hit the target from good positions.

Oxley secured Oldham's win with two excellent late saves to thwart Akinfenwa and Cody McDonald.

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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