Date: 20th September 2015 at 7:06pm
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Gillingham’s League 1 season continued with a first defeat against Colchester at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday.

Previously unbeaten, in the league, Gillingham paid the penalty for a missed spot kick in this two-one defeat at the weekend.

McDonald had seen an effort hit the post even before Colchester’s Massey (4) had given the U’s a lead but Gillingham weren’t behind for long with Norris (7) equalising within minutes.

Colchester restored their lead through Harriott (29) with this retained with U’s ‘keeper Jones seeing McDonald’s frustrating afternoon summed up when he saved his penalty.

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These were the match highlights.



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The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Sat 19th September 2015

Blackpool 1-1 Barnsley
Bury 1-0 Port Vale
Colchester 2-1 Gillingham
Coventry 1-0 Chesterfield
Doncaster 1-1 Oldham
Millwall 0-2 Southend
Peterborough 1-1 Walsall
Rochdale 2-1 Scunthorpe
Shrewsbury 0-1 Crewe
Swindon 0-1 Burton
Wigan 2-1 Fleetwood

Sun 20th September 2015
Bradford 2-2 Sheff Utd

Looking at these results the stand out ones have to be the wins for Colchester, Crewe and Burton.

Colchester, who hadn’t won in League 1 prior to a win at Sheffield United on Tuesday, followed up that three-two win with a two-one win at the Weston Homes Community Stadium against a Gillingham side that, going into this game, hasn’t lost in the league and were top of the table!

Against a Shrewsbury side, that had started to find some form, Crewe collected all three-points in a one-nil win at Greenhous Meadow to end the Shrews’ run and also move the Alex off the bottom of League 1.

Depending on what way you look at it Burton’s win at Swindon was possibly the result of the weekend? The Brewers beating Swindon one-nil, as the did at the County Ground, was a good result in itself with this win taking last season’s League 2 Champions to the summit in League 1 for the first time in their history!

Gillingham, looking to move back up the table after dropping to third, are back in action at the weekend with a game against Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday.

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