Date: 9th February 2008 at 5:21pm
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Oldham pick up all 3 points against Gillingham in a clash that could in truth have gone either way.

It took Latics just 2 minutes to create the first chance of the game when Chris Taylor had a shot pushed away by visiting keeper Simon Royce. However it was the Gills that went ahead after a catostrophic mistake from former Welsh international keeper Mark Crossley; coming to meet a Nicky Southall cross but missing and leaving it to be tapped in from 2 yards out by Dennis Oli.

As the first half progressed Oldham began to fade with a chance falling to Gillingham midfielder Andrew Crofts who was denied by the injured Mark Crossley. The impressive Lewis Alessandra gave Latics a lifeline though by playing in Chris Taylor with a well timed pass which was met with a low finish from the flying, ginger winger. Latics went in at half time with it all to play for.

Latics had the better of the chances within the first 20 minutes of the second half as both Gary Mac and Lewis Alessandra shot decent efforts wide. The winning goal eventually came for the Latics though in the 67th minute through Craig Davies. The forward finished after a Roy Keane-esque run from on loan PNE, Jason Jarrett found Gary McDonald who in turn played in Welsh international Craig Davies to finished from 16 yards.

Oldham had further chances to seal the victory but both Alessandra and Smalley failed to find the back of the net in good positions. Latics saw out the game comprehensively and even threatened to claim a 3rd when McDonald hit a stunning 30 yard volley against the Gillingham crossbar.

2-1 Oldham…Job done!