Stewart sends Gills packing
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A superb Marcus Stewart hat-trick crushed Gillingham at The Priestfield.A superb Marcus Stewart hat-trick crushed Gillingham as Sunderland ran out 4-0 winners at The Priestfield.
The former Ipswich Town striker wasted little time opening his account after breaking the deadlock just four minutes in.
Stephen Elliott's close-range header from George McCartney's cross put Mick McCarthy's boys in firm control after 17 minutes.
Just three minutes later Stewart had his fifth of the season after bouncing on a lose ball to flash in The Black Cats' third of the afternoon.
Gillingham tried to reply, but failed to make any impression on the visitors' defence.
Just when it looked like the home side had Stewart under wraps he completed his hat-trick after rounding Steve Banks and scoring into the empty net.
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Gillingham 0-4 Sunderland
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