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Gillingham Paper Review

14 March 2016

What the press made of the heavy defeat in Kent

The Chronicle
Steve Davis admitted Crewe Alex had only themselves to blame after they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Gillingham on Saturday.
The manager felt all three goals the Railwaymen conceded were soft and they remain seven points adrift of safety in League One.
Dominic Samuel's opener, a Jon Guthrie own goal and Josh Wright's late effort made it seven games without a win for the visitors as they drew a blank at Priestfield.
Davis said: "I was disappointed with the way we conceded the goals, they are miserable ways in which we're conceding goals.
"We didn’t start the game well and we were a bit nervy. It was as if we were waiting for something to happen and we couldn’t get a foothold in the game.
"The tempo wasn’t there from us and we went on to concede a really poor goal. It came early again and conceding soft goals only makes it more difficult.

The Sentinel
CREWE Alexandra's relegation threatened season took a further knock promotion chasing Gillingham roared back in to a form with a comfortable 3-0 victory at the Priestfield.
The Alex were outplayed during the opening 45 minutes, but only trailed by one goal as Dominic Samuel handed them a 13th minute lead as his close range finish came after the visiting defence had switched off.
Steve Davis' side failed to take advantage of several good opportunities at the start of the second half before Gillingham wrapped it up in the 62nd as Jon Guthrie unfortunately turned the ball in to his own net after the ball ricocheted of him following Dominic Samuel's came back off the bar.
Crewe enjoyed plenty of the ball in the second period, and were much improved following a dismal first-half, but it was to be a 27th second-half of the season in which they had failed to score.
And Gillingham wrapped things left up as Josh Wright made his way inside the box, before firing past Garratt with his effort going in off the post.

Kent Online
Gillingham got their promotion chase back on track with a home win over Crewe.
Dominic Samuel fired the Gills ahead early in the opening half.
An own-goal just past the hour mark doubled Gillingham’s advantage after Samuel’s shot hit the bar and went in off Jon Guthrie.
Josh Wright struck a stoppage-time third to complete the win.

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