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Crawley Town and Swindon Town lose, Gillingham gain a point

Former Crawley boss Steve Evans made a happy return to Broadfield Stadium as his Rotherdam side beat his old team 2-1.Mat Sadler put Crawley ahead after only 14 minutes but Kieran Agard (36) equalised and substitute David Worrall settled the game 13 minutes from time.

Farid El Alagui's last-gasp strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Brentford against Gillingham and denied former Bees boss Martin Allen a first league win of the season after Adebayo Akinfenwa had slotted home from close range in the 40th minute.

Shrewsbury deservedly eased to their first win of the season as they overcame Swindon 2-0 thanks to goals from debutant Adam Reach (nine) and substitute Tom Bradshaw (85).


Wolves 4 - 0 Gillingham

Wolves' Matt Doherty (left) and Gillingham's Steven Gregory battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One match at the Molineaux Credit: Tim Parker/PA Wire.
Gillingham's manager Martin Allen during the Sky Bet League One match at the Molineaux, Wolverhampton Credit: Tim Parker/PA Wire

Wolves' Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring for the hosts, with a clinical finish from the edge of the box - his first goal for the club. Lee Evans's then extended their lead before half-time.

Griffiths slotted home a penalty after Evans was fouled to dominate the game.



Swindon beaten by the Posh, the Gills lose too

The 20-year-old striker, a summer capture from Watford, scored the only goal of the game with a fierce right-footed winner early on as highly-fancied Peterborough saw off Swindon.The victory sees Posh claim an early advantage over promotion favourites Wolves.

None of the four sides who were playing League Two football last season managed to start with a win as champions Gillingham were beaten 1-0 at home by Colchester, substitute Andy Bond netting the winner late on, while Rotherham and Port Vale both drew.

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Paul Scally statement on Hessenthaler's departure

On the club's website, chairman Paul Scally, explained why he had terminated Andy Hessenthaler's contract.

After lengthy discussions over the past few days with Andy Hessenthaler, the Club's Director of Football, and having refused him permission over the past few months in speaking to other Clubs interested in employing him in coaching/management capacities, I have reluctantly agreed today to terminate his contract with the Club forthwith to allow him to explore these opportunities, and return to football management.

Andy has made a huge contribution to this football club over the past years, and played a major role in the Club achieving the success of this season past, working tirelessly behind the scenes in assisting myself and the team management with a fantastic Championship winning promotion to League One.

– Paul Scally, chairman, Gillingham Football Club


Gills fans banned from ground after pitch invasion

Ryan Kelly and Leon Cooper have been banned from football grounds Credit: Kent Police

Two men have been given three-year Football Banning Orders after taking part in a pitch invasion during a game between Gillingham and Accrington Stanley last month.

Ryan Kelly, 27, of Trafalgar Street in Gillingham and Leon Cooper, 27, of Linden Road in Gillingham were arrested and charged with Section 4 of the Football Offences Act.

The court heard that Kelly and Cooper ran onto the pitch and slid on their knees in front of the goal.

They are now banned from attending any football match in England and Wales and overseas for the next three years.

Draw points the way for Gillingham's title

Gillingham clinched the npower League Two title today despite surrendering a two-goal lead to AFC Wimbledon.

The already-promoted Gills drew 2-2 to seal their first silverware since 1964 after they claimed the point they needed at home.

Deon Burton and Danny Kedwell gave the newly-crowned champions a 2-0 lead at home over struggling Wimbledon, who are now one point adrift of safety ahead of their final game of the season against Fleetwood.

Jack Midson and Jon Meades both scored after the break for the visitors but they were unable to find a much-needed third goal which would have lifted them out of the relegation zone.

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