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Last Updated:  Saturday, 22 March, 2003, 17:34 GMT
Wolves 6-0 Gillingham

Mark Kennedy and Kenny Miller both scored twice as Wolves ripped Gillingham apart in a six-star performance at Molineux.

Dave Jones' side, who had failed to break down a stubborn Stoke defence in a goalless draw at home in midweek, blitzed the Gills with five goals in half an hour.

Nathan Blake, returning after injury, opened the scoring and Colin Cameron doubled their advantage before Kennedy (2) and Miller, with his first of the game, gave them an unassailable first-half lead.

Miller took his tally to 21 for the season with a sixth goal shortly after the restart to complete the rout.

After a tentative opening, the home side took the lead in the 16th minute.

Skipper Paul Ince let fly with a stinging 25-yard drive which Gillingham goalkeeper Vince Bartram did well to tip over.

From the resulting corner, Blake, who scored a hat-trick against the Gills earlier this season, played a neat one-two with defender Paul Butler before slotting the ball under Bartram.

Wolves doubled their lead six minutes later. Cameron, whose last goal came at the Priestfield Stadium in October, collected the ball on the edge of the area, flicked it up and lashed home on the half-volley.

The home side were rampant as Ince smashed a shot against the woodwork from distance, before Kennedy all but ended the game as a contest with a third goal.

Blake played in Shaun Newton, whose drilled cross deflected into the winger's path and he sidefooted home.

Wanderers added a fourth in first-half injury-time when Ince found Miller in the area after a strong run, and he drilled the ball low past Bartram.

The home side were not done, though, and made it five straight from the kick-off - Kennedy netting with an emphatic volley from the edge of the box.

The shell-shocked visitors found themselves six down just three minutes after the restart.

Newton's through-ball sent Miller clear, and he coolly slotted home for his 15th goal in as many games.

Wolves: Murray, Irwin, Lescott, Butler, Naylor, Newton, Ince, Cameron, Kennedy, Blake, Miller. Subs: Oakes, Clyde, Rae, Proudlock, Sturridge.

Gillingham: Bartram, Southall, Edge, Nosworthy, Hope, Osborn, Saunders, Smith, Shaw, Tommy Johnson, Sidibe. Subs: Brown, Ipoua, Leon Johnson, Spiller, Perpetuini.

Referee: H Webb (S Yorkshire)



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