Gills head to Cheshire looking for their first away league win of the 2022/23 campaign.
Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham
Sky Bet League Two
The Mornflake Stadium
Saturday October 8th
Shaun Williams, who picked up a slight knock in the win over Brighton Under 21’s, is a doubt for Saturday’s game. Dom Jefferies should be available after playing 45 minutes in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory.
David Tutonda is out for three to four weeks due to an operation. There is hope that Stuart O’Keefe and Ben Reeves will return from their injuries before then.
Crewe’s Courtney Baker-Richardson recently suffered a leg injury, and Saturday could come too soon for the striker. Chris Long and Callum Ainley both remain out due to injury.
Neil Harris - "We look forward to the weekend. It's a slightly different Crewe this year.
"You have to believe in the process. Every three point haul you get breeds that confidence."
Alex Morris - “We go into the Gillingham game knowing that we’ve got to try and win this game because these types of fixtures, particularly any fixture at home, we’ve got to try and get three points on the board.”
The last meeting between the two clubs was Neil Harris’ first game in charge as Gillingham manager. It proved to be a memorable one as it ended the club’s 17-game winless run in all competitions. Danny Lloyd’s penalty was the difference, as he sent Will Jaaskelainen the wrong way in a 1-0 win.
A memorable win away to Crewe came in September 2013. Martin Allen’s side came away with a convincing 3-0 victory to ensure their first three points of the season. Cody McDonald gave Gillingham the lead shortly before half-time. He did well to get in behind the Crewe defence before his shot sneaked through the gloves of Steve Phillips.
Joe Martin doubled the Gills’ advantage five minutes after the break as he found the top corner with a brilliant free-kick. In the 70th minute, Gillingham captain Adam Barrett put the game to bed. The ball eventually found its way to the defender inside the six-yard box, and his shot emphatically found the roof of the net to cap off a much-needed win.
The club has been allocated 244 tickets for the fixture at the Mornflake Stadium.
Prices are as follows:
Adults - £25
Senior Citizens - £19
12- 16 years - £12
U11 - £7.50
Wheelchair - £19 (Carer is FREE)
Away supporters are able to purchase tickets for Saturday’s fixture on the day from midday at the away ticket office. There will be no price increase. For more information, click here.
Crewe Alexandra win - 23/20
Draw - 21/10
Gillingham win - 12/5
Special Bet: Mikael Mandron to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 55/1.
Referee - Robert Madden
Assistants - Steven Plane and Adam Ricketts
Fourth Official - Alex Gray