Date: 10th August 2015 at 8:43am
Written by: VitalGills

The 2015/16 season got underway for Gillingham, as it did the remainder of League 1 at the weekend, with this starting in spectacular fashion with a win over Sheffield United at Priestfield on Saturday.

Not only did the Gills win but they thumped Nigel Atkins’ Blades side, with this his first match in charge as the new boss, with a four-nil win secured!

On his debut, and just minutes into this following his summer arrival from Spurs, Osadebe (8) broke the deadlock with this lead doubled just before the break when Cardiff loanee Deji Oshilaja (43) marked his Gillingham debut with a goal too.

Egan (82), no stranger to goals from defence himself, headed in the third in the final 10-minutes with Justin Edinburgh’s side completing a memorable day to take them top of League 1 after this game when Dack (90) fired home the fourth in injury-time.

Match highlights can be viewed below….

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The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Burton 2-1 Scunthorpe
Chesterfield 3-1 Barnsley
Colchester 2-2 Blackpool
Coventry 2-0 Wigan
Crewe 0-0 Port Vale
Doncaster 1-1 Bury
Fleetwood 1-1 Southend
Gillingham 4-0 Sheff Utd
Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough
Shrewsbury 1-2 Millwall
Swindon 4-1 Bradford
Walsall 1-1 Oldham

In the opening round of fixtures you can’t really read too much, if anything into this, and things aren’t likely to settle down for several weeks if not months and only around the end of the year, at best, can you gage more from the table really, correct? It goes without saying the Gills will be looking to be higher up this table than down it though!

Looking at these results the ones that stand out are, aside from Gillingham’s, are Chesterfield’s and Swindon’s wins.

Barnsley are fancied by many to do well whereas the Spireites, having lost manager Paul Cook to Portsmouth and several key players, are being tipped by some to struggle but Chesterfield gained an impressive three-one win at the Proact Stadium with Swindon’s all-changed squad ripping into Phil Parkinson’s Bradford, seeing off the FA Cup ΒΌ finalists from last season four-one at the County Ground!

Almost certainly though the result of the League 1 weekend has to be Gillingham’s thrashing of one of the hot favourites for the title Sheffield United!

The Gills are back in action this midweek with the 1st round of the Capital One Cup taking place.

Gillingham will be the side expected to win in many ways on Tuesday, however the Gills will know the trip to Home Park to face League 2 side Plymouth is anything but easy! Edinburgh, particularly after Saturday, will be keen to avoid a cup upset.


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