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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Attendance:3,401
  • Miller (73)
  • Whelpdale (22) Spiller (24)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:04 +5.04

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Shelley from the right by-line.

94:31 +4.31

Ajay Leitch-Smith has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

93:13 +3.13

Lewis Montrose challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Montrose is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by David Artell. Stefan Payne goes into the referee's book.

90:08 +0.08

Unfair challenge on Barry Fuller by Max Clayton results in a free kick. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

87:55

Danny Shelley takes a shot. Ross Flitney makes a save.

85:39

Short corner taken by Danny Shelley, (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Max Clayton coming on for Shaun Miller. Clearance by Andy Frampton. Matt Fish comes on in place of Danny Spiller.

85:10

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Matt Lawrence gets a block in.

82:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Danny Spiller. Stefan Payne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Payne. Danny Shelley takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Spiller.

78:14

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Shelley from the left by-line, Header by Harry Davis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

77:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on Ashley Westwood. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

76:45

Danny Shelley delivers the ball, save by Ross Flitney.

75:21

Danny Shelley decides to take a short corner.

73:19

Shaun Miller finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-2 Gillingham.Assist on the goal came from Lee Bell.

72:18

Lee Bell delivers the ball, clearance made by Barry Fuller.

71:13

Danny Kedwell challenges Adam Dugdale unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Artell takes the direct free kick.

70:09

Shaun Miller takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:28

Harry Davis sends in a cross, Jack Payne manages to make a clearance.

68:47

Harry Davis crosses the ball, clearance made by Matt Lawrence.

68:30

The ball is swung over by Byron Moore, Matt Lawrence manages to make a clearance.

66:47

Luke Murphy goes off and Ajay Leitch-Smith comes on.

65:53

Shaun Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Fuller. Barry Fuller takes the free kick.

65:34

Danny Shelley sends in a cross, save by Ross Flitney.

64:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Martin on Byron Moore. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

63:55

(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Danny Shelley coming on for Nick Powell.

63:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Frampton by Shaun Miller. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

63:09

The ball is sent over by Harry Davis, clearance by Andy Frampton.

59:54

Luke Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Martin. Andy Frampton takes the direct free kick.

57:53

Charlie Lee produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

56:51

A cross is delivered by Danny Spiller, Shot from outside the box by Curtis Weston goes wide right of the target.

55:59

Short corner taken by Danny Spiller from the right by-line.

54:18

Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Dugdale. Direct free kick taken by David Artell. The referee cautions Charlie Lee for unsporting behaviour.

53:51

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore.

49:19 +4.19

Nick Powell produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Frampton.

48:56

Foul by Byron Moore on Curtis Weston, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Danny Spiller from the free kick, save by Ross Flitney.

47:08 +2.08

Foul by Nick Powell on Charlie Lee, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jack Payne.

45:58

Danny Kedwell fouled by David Artell, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Spiller takes the direct free kick.

44:54

Shot by Nick Powell from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

43:56

Nick Powell crosses the ball. Shaun Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

39:31

Lewis Montrose takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.

38:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Nick Powell. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

37:23

Foul by Matt Lawrence on Shaun Miller, free kick awarded. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

36:43

Effort on goal by Nick Powell from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

34:48

Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Save by Ross Flitney.

33:15

Curtis Weston is brought on as a substitute for Chris Whelpdale.

30:46

Chris Whelpdale has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

27:20

Foul by Danny Kedwell on Adam Dugdale, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

25:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Spiller on Nick Powell. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

24:06

A cross is delivered by Joe Martin, A goal is scored by Danny Spiller from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-2 Gillingham.Assist by Joe Martin.

22:04

Chris Whelpdale finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Gillingham.

21:28

Barry Fuller delivers the ball.

20:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Lawrence by Shaun Miller. Matt Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

19:42

Centre by Danny Kedwell, Effort from outside the box by Lewis Montrose goes wide right of the target.

19:08

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Lewis Montrose misses to the left of the target.

16:42

Carl Martin delivers the ball. The assistant referee flags for offside against Shaun Miller. Matt Lawrence takes the free kick.

16:06

The ball is crossed by Danny Kedwell, Steve Phillips makes a save.

13:45

The ball is delivered by Nick Powell, Ross Flitney makes a save.

12:39

Danny Kedwell delivers the ball, Danny Spiller has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

5:45

Foul by Joe Martin on Byron Moore, free kick awarded. Lee Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Harry Davis.

4:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Nick Powell. Free kick taken by Barry Fuller.

1:22

The ball is swung over by Byron Moore, Danny Spiller makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Duo set for Alex return Crewe boss Dario Gradi could recall Ashley Westwood and Danny Shelley to the starting line-up for the home clash with Gillingham. Both players were among the substitutes for the midweek Carling Cup tie at Preston but will come back into contention to start this weekend. Gradi has no injury or suspension concerns as his men seek to kick-start their campaign after two successive defeats. The Railwaymen opened their League Two campaign with a 3-0 reverse at Swindon last weekend before losing 3-2 at Deepdale on Tuesday night. Yet Gradi could not fault his players' efforts against Phil Brown's side, saying: "We won't face sides as good as that in our league this season I wouldn't have thought." Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler could welcome back striker Dennis Oli. Oli missed the opening-day victory over Cheltenham and the Carling Cup defeat to Brighton with a virus but he returned to training on Thursday. The return of Oli would be a timely one for Hessenthaler with Adam Birchall out for the opening few months of the season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury. Defender Danny Jackman was also absent in midweek due to illness but has recovered and is pushing for a start. The Gills will be without midfielder Luke Rooney once again as he serves the second of a three-match ban for his dismissal against Cheltenham last weekend. Centre-half Simon King will miss out after contracting tonsilitis and fellow defender Andy Frampton is a doubt after reporting for training on Thursday suffering from a sore throat.

Formation:433Manager: Dario Gradi

Crewe

Formation: 451Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

  • Steve Phillips
  • Harry Davis
  • David Artell
  • Carl Martin
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Luke Murphy
  • Lee Bell
  • Adam Dugdale
  • Nick Powell
  • Shaun Miller
  • Byron Moore
  • SUBS
  • Alan Martin
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith
  • Danny Shelley
  • Max Clayton
  • Caspar Hughes

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Match Report

Gills pile more misery on winless Alex Two goals in two first-half minutes from Chris Whelpdale and Danny Spiller maintained Gillingham`s perfect start to their league campaign as Crewe were beaten 2-1. Crewe could have been ahead after five minutes but goalkeeper Ross Flitney kept out Shaun Miller's snapshot from the edge of the box. The visitor's first sight of goal came when Danny Kedwell squared a pass for Spiller, but Steve Phillips dived low to keep out his effort. The Gills took the lead in the 23rd minute when Whelpdale nicked the ball off Harry Davis on the edge of the box and powered an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. A minute later Spiller controlled Joe Martin's cross before drilling past Phillips from eight yards out to double the advantage. Miller grabbed Crewe a lifeline in the 74th minute, bringing down Lee Bell's cross and finishing at the far post. David Artell then had a goalbound shot cleared in front of the line by Jack Payne before Adam Dugdale's header was kept out by Matt Lawrence on the line. Substitute Danny Shelley should have grabbed Crewe a share of the points in the 86th minute but he dragged his shot inches wide with the goal at his mercy before Carl Martin was denied by a superb Flitney stop deep into injury time.

Form Guide

    L
  • Crewe
  • VS
  • Gillingham
  • W

Last Meetings

  • Crewe
  • 1 - 1
  • Gillingham
  • 12/02/2011
  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 3
  • Crewe
  • 13/11/2010
  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 3
  • Crewe
  • 05/02/1994
  • Crewe
  • 1 - 0
  • Gillingham
  • 23/10/1993
  • Crewe
  • 3 - 1
  • Gillingham
  • 06/03/1993
  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 03/10/1992

Top Scorers

Crewe

    Gillingham

    • L Montrose 1

    Goals

    Crewe

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Gillingham

      • Total goals 4
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins

    possession


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