Danny Kedwell scored twice as Gillingham beat nine-man Burton Albion.

Kedwell headed the home side into the lead from Danny Jackman's free-kick before Billy Kee nodded in Justin Richards' deflected effort to equalise.

Frank Nouble restored Gillingham's lead after Garry Richards hit the crossbar and Kedwell tapped in his second from Jackman's low cross to make it 3-1.

Burton's Aaron Webster and Ryan Austin were both sent off late on for second bookable offences.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"You have to give our players a lot of credit.

"First half we didn't start well, a few words were said at half time and the second half was far, far better.

"There were a few words said, I won't repeat them all because there'll be a few beeps in them, but in the second half we were different class."

Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"To be fair, I can't really criticise the players this afternoon, because they worked hard. We went down to 10 men and then to nine, but the game was gone by then.

"Having said that, we still tried to play and we still got in people's faces and we probably defended better with nine than we did with 11.

"We might have to go into the loan market because what we're left with is just one centre-half."

Match Stats

Shots

12 5

On target

9 2

Corners

8 3

Fouls

15 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:21

Chris Whelpdale concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Palmer. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:17

Effort on goal by Stefan Payne from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +1:14 Substitution

Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Dennis Oli coming on for Danny Kedwell.

89:07

Chris Palmer crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Ross Flitney.

89:07 Booking

Booking Andy Frampton receives a caution.

89:00

Andy Frampton challenges Chris Palmer unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:02

Danny Jackman takes a corner.

85:50

Stefan Payne takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save. Danny Jackman decides to take a short corner.

85:20

Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Garry Richards takes the free kick.

84:54

The official flags Stefan Payne offside. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

84:01

Lewis Montrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. Direct free kick taken by Billy Kee.

83:08 Substitution

Substitution Chris Palmer replaces Jacques Maghoma.

82:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Kedwell on Darren Moore. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

81:18

Billy Kee challenges Stefan Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Lee takes the free kick.

79:52 Substitution

Substitution Frank Nouble leaves the field to be replaced by Stefan Payne.

78:39

Danny Jackman crosses the ball in from the free kick.

78:39 Dismissal

Dismissal Ryan Austin is sent off by the referee.

78:04

Ryan Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Lee.

76:42

Darren Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Frank Nouble. Andy Frampton takes the direct free kick.

76:27

Foul by John McGrath on Frank Nouble, free kick awarded. Garry Richards restarts play with the free kick.

74:44

Unfair challenge on Andrew Corbett by Danny Kedwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

72:49

Effort on goal by Danny Kedwell from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:00

The official flags Justin Richards offside. Ross Flitney takes the direct free kick.

71:23

Lewis Montrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

69:47 Substitution

Substitution Luke Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Montrose.

68:51

Danny Kedwell produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

67:16

Danny Jackman takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

64:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Rooney on Jacques Maghoma. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bolder.

60:47

Danny Jackman fouled by Danny Blanchett, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Jackman takes the free kick. Unfair challenge on Billy Kee by Garry Richards results in a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the direct free kick.

59:44

The official flags Justin Richards offside. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

59:08

Free kick taken by John McGrath.

59:08 Booking

Booking Jacques Maghoma booked for dissent.

58:25

Matt Fish concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma.

57:36

Garry Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Austin. Direct free kick taken by Jacques Maghoma.

57:16

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Rooney, Adam Bolder makes a clearance.

55:25

Danny Jackman produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Ross Atkins.

55:25 Substitution

Substitution Danny Blanchett on for Jimmy Phillips.

55:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Aaron Webster.

54:52

Aaron Webster challenges Danny Kedwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51:46

Foul by Charlie Lee on Billy Kee, free kick awarded. Jimmy Phillips takes the direct free kick.

49:53

Danny Jackman provided the assist for the goal.

49:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Kedwell - Gillingham 3 - 1 Burton Goal scored by Danny Kedwell from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 3-1 Burton Albion.

48:04

Chris Whelpdale provided the assist for the goal.

48:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Frank Nouble - Gillingham 2 - 1 Burton Frank Nouble scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 2-1 Burton Albion.

47:34

Darren Moore challenges Frank Nouble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

45:58

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman.

45:40

Volleyed right-footed shot by Chris Whelpdale. Ross Atkins makes a save.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:17 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:28

Direct free kick taken by Matt Fish.

45:00 +2:28 Substitution

Substitution Tony James goes off and Darren Moore comes on.

45:00 +2:28 Booking

Booking Aaron Webster is shown a yellow card.

45:00 +1:59

Matt Fish fouled by Aaron Webster, the ref awards a free kick.

43:32

Frank Nouble concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony James. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

42:50

The offside flag is raised against Aaron Webster. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

39:21

The assist for the goal came from Justin Richards.

39:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Kee - Gillingham 1 - 1 Burton Billy Kee finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Gillingham 1-1 Burton Albion.

36:13

Adam Bolder has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

33:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Richards on Andy Frampton. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

32:22

Luke Rooney takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

31:40

Jimmy Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Fish. Luke Rooney takes the direct free kick.

30:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Lee on Adam Bolder. Tony James takes the free kick.

28:10

Corner from left by-line taken by Luke Rooney.

26:37

Effort from inside the area by Billy Kee misses to the right of the target.

24:29

Andrew Corbett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Rooney. Andy Frampton takes the direct free kick.

23:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Rooney from the left by-line, Adam Bolder manages to make a clearance.

21:52

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, Aaron Webster makes a clearance.

20:44

Justin Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Richards. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney. Jimmy Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee. Free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

19:13

Assist by Danny Jackman.

19:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Kedwell - Gillingham 1 - 0 Burton Danny Kedwell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Gillingham 1-0 Burton Albion.

18:21

Danny Jackman produces a cross,

18:21 Booking

Booking The referee shows Ryan Austin a yellow card.

18:10

Unfair challenge on Frank Nouble by Ryan Austin results in a free kick.

17:08

Justin Richards is caught offside. Ross Flitney takes the direct free kick.

16:13

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.

15:38

Jacques Maghoma challenges Danny Jackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Rooney.

13:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John McGrath, save made by Ross Flitney.

10:48

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman.

10:01

Unfair challenge on Matt Lawrence by Billy Kee results in a free kick. Matt Lawrence takes the direct free kick.

8:52

Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Phillips from the left by-line, clearance made by Andy Frampton.

8:33

John McGrath takes the outswinging corner, Matt Fish makes a clearance.

7:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Whelpdale on Aaron Webster. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Justin Richards, save by Ross Flitney.

4:57

Jimmy Phillips produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

3:13

Andrew Corbett fouled by Luke Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Austin takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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