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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Tom Eaves (55')
  • Sam Morsy (82')

Sam Morsy rescues a point for Wigan

Sam Morsy saved Wigan from a shock defeat at Gillingham but a 1-1 draw means they fall off the top of League One.
Morsy levelled with five minutes remaining after Tom Eaves had put the managerless Gills in front just before the hour mark, but Shrewsbury move back to the top of the table.
The best chances of the first half fell to Latics.
Dan Burn headed over the crossbar from a corner and Michael Jacobs' shooting was a constant threat, but Gillingham played with belief and would have taken a certain lead if Chey Dunkley had not stolen the ball away in a last-gasp challenge on Eaves.
Eaves made up for it after 55 minutes when he glanced home Sean Clare's cross for the opener.
They could have doubled their lead eight minutes later when Eaves played in Josh Parker, who pulled a clear shot wide.
In the closing stages, a frustrated Wigan poured forward and got their reward when Morsy calmly curled the ball into the net from 25 yards.
Wigan chased a winner but neither side were able to claim three points, meaning Wigan stay five unbeaten while caretaker Steve Lovell has now led Gillingham to a win and a draw in the last four days.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 17 +15 40
2 Wigan Athletic 17 +19 36
3 Bradford City 18 +7 33
4 Scunthorpe United 18 +9 32
5 Charlton Athletic 16 +7 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 16 +12 28
7 Oxford United 18 +9 26
8 Rotherham United 18 +6 26
9 Fleetwood Town 18 +1 26
10 Portsmouth 18 +1 26
11 Peterborough United 17 +3 25
12 Blackpool 17 +1 25
13 Milton Keynes Dons 18 -6 23
14 Southend United 17 -7 23
15 Oldham Athletic 17 -6 21
16 Bristol Rovers 18 -7 21
17 Doncaster Rovers 18 -2 20
18 Walsall 17 -4 19
19 AFC Wimbledon 18 -6 19
20 Gillingham 18 -7 18
21 Northampton Town 18 -15 18
22 Rochdale 17 -5 17
23 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 14
24 Bury 18 -10 13