Gillingham consolidated their position in the play-off places with a comfortable win over Bristol Rovers.

Lewis Montrose put Gills ahead and a Danny Kedwell penalty made it 2-0 after Joe Anyinsah felled Garry Richards.

Mustapha Carayol's solo effort halved the deficit, but Danny Jackman restored the two-goal lead with a crisp drive.

Rovers' misery was complete when Cian Bolger saw red for fouling Curtis Weston and Kedwell scored Gillingham's fourth from the resulting spot-kick.

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Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a very good performance. We spoke about setting the tone and tempo and we started the game really well.

"Overall it was a really good performance today. At 2-1, it gave them a bit of belief but we kept plugging away and didn't stop passing the ball.

"At the Bradford game a couple of weeks ago we didn't pass the ball too well, but we're a passing team. It was a good test of character and we were worthy winners."

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