Pre-season friendly: Crystal Palace win 3-0 at Gillingham
Crystal Palace cruised to a 3-0 victory against Gillingham at Priestfield.
Last Updated: 23/07/13 11:00pm
Crystal Palace cruised to a 3-0 victory against Gillingham at Priestfield in the second match of their pre-season preparations.
The visitors began brightly and Kyle De Silva slipped a neat pass to Dwight Gayle, who forced Stuart Nelson into a one-handed save inside the opening minute.
From the resulting corner Jose Campana's delivery was met by the head of trialist Atdie Nuhiu but his looping effort bounced off the top of the bar.
Palace opened the scoring when another Campana corner was cleared outside the box where Dean Moxey (21) returned a low strike into the bottom corner
Stephen Dobbie doubled the advantage on 68 minutes when he in acres of space and crashed his shot past the helpless Nelson.
Dobbie then turned provider when his exquisite ball over the top allowed Quincy Owusu-Abeyie to use his pace to sprint past the Gills backline and slot the ball into the net.
Moments later Dobbie found Yannick Bolasie on the edge of the area and his strike smacked against the crossbar.