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New Scunny boss starts with win

Paddy Madden
Paddy Madden got the party started. Credit: PA

Caretaker boss Andy Dawson gave incoming Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins a welcome boost as the Iron romped to a 3-0 victory at Gillingham in League One.

Russ Wilcox paid the price for a poor run of results earlier this week, but United responded to the news that Robins will take over on Monday with a resounding success.

Aided by the dismissal of Doug Loft, Scunthorpe ended a run of four straight defeats with goals from Paddy Madden, Neal Bishop and Gary McSheffrey, the latter deep in stoppage time.

Three arrested over racist chanting

Three men have been arrested by police investigating alleged racist chanting directed at Rotherham's manager during their League One match at Gillingham.

The trio - aged 24, 27 and 57 - were held on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and freed on police bail until May 7, Kent Police said.

It is alleged some Gillingham fans chanted racist abuse at Rotherham boss Steve Evans during his side's pulsating 4-3 win over the Gills at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday.


Cup shock for Gills

Glenn Walker scored the only goal of the game. Credit: PA

Glenn Walker scored the only goal of the game for Brackley Town as the Conference North side reached the second round of the FA Cup for the first time ever by upsetting Gillingham.

They rode their luck in Monday night's first round replay and were indebted to 20-year-old goalkeeper Alastair Worby on more than one occasion but the Saints held on and will now meet Macclesfield next month.

Taylor takes on Gills job

Peter Taylor had taken temporary charge following Martin Allen's sacking. Credit: PA

Peter Taylor has been confirmed as Gillingham's permanent manager until the end of the season.

Taylor took control at the Sky Bet League One club on an interim basis almost a month ago to the day following Martin Allen's sacking.


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