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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Tom Eaves (54')

Gillingham earn first victory of season against Charlton

Tom Eaves' strike ensured Gillingham lifted themselves out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone with a 1-0 win against Charlton at the Priestfield Stadium.
The home side weathered wave after wave of Charlton pressure in the first half to take an unexpected lead after 53 minutes.
Karl Robinson's side were wasteful in front of goal throughout, while Tomas Holy made a superb save to deny substitute Ezri Konsa and give the Gills their first league win of the season.
Charlton forced Holy into early action through Josh Magennis' volley after good work from Ricky Holmes down the left.
It was Gillingham however who put the ball in the net first but Gabriel Zakuani's header was ruled out for offside.
Magennis missed a glorious chance to give the Addicks the lead on 51 minutes latching onto Holmes' ball, only to shoot straight at Holy from six yards out.
Eaves gave Gillingham the lead moments later. Max Ehmer's cross from the left found the striker who finished emphatically beyond Ben Amos.
And Gillingham had Holy to thank for an outstanding save denying Konsa from point-blank range after 88 minutes.

English League One Standings

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

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