Mustapha Carayol and Cameron Park scored as Middlesbrough beat Gillingham to reach the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Carayol opened the scoring with a powerful drive beyond Gills keeper Stuart Nelson in the 23rd minute.

Gillingham should have equalised through Danny Kedwell but the striker fired just wide.

The hosts dominated late on but were punished in the final minute when Park clipped the ball into the net.

Gillingham had gone into the game boasting a 100% record in all competitions so far this season.

However, they almost fell behind inside the opening five minutes as Marvin Emnes beat the offside trap, but was denied by Nelson.

Kedwell fired wide for Gillingham and Middlesbrough immediately went straight down the other end to open the scoring as Carayol skipped past two challenges before firing beyond Nelson.

Kedman should have done better when he shot wide from Deon Burton's headed pass before Park broke clear in the 90th minute and chipped the ball over Nelson to secure victory for the Championship side.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray:

"First half, we were exceptionally good and probably deserved to be more than one up. Second half, we got dragged into a scrappy affair and weren't as fluent. We finished strong though.

"We've got some players now who can make the difference. On nights like tonight, you need to utilise them. Other nights it will be more backs to the wall and you need more soldiers on the pitch than artists. First half, the artists came to the fore and showed their talent.

"The shape worked all right tonight. It was an experiment. When you play shapes that are different from the norm, teams try to figure them out at half-time. It's their [the coach's] job to work out how to stop a team being as fluent as we were first half.

"In the second half, we weren't as fluent but we didn't really look like we were going to concede. Job done."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 02 Fish (Strevens - 71' )
  • 03 Martin
  • 11 Jackman (Dack - 53' )
  • 15 Davies
  • 26 Barrett
  • 04 Payne
  • 08 Lee (Whelpdale - 10' )
  • 14 Allen Booked
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 20 Burton

Substitutes

  • 21 Forecast
  • 06 Flanagan
  • 12 Frampton
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 16 Montrose
  • 18 Dack
  • 10 Strevens

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele
  • 04 Friend
  • 06 McManus
  • 14 Williams (Haroun - 74' )
  • 15 Hines
  • 18 Halliday
  • 20 Arca
  • 24 Park
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 09 Emnes (Miller - 59' )
  • 19 Carayol (Zemmama - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Ripley
  • 25 Reach
  • 05 Zemmama
  • 11 Ledesma
  • 38 Haroun
  • 22 Williams
  • 30 Miller
Ref: Ward
Att: 5,146

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

3 6

Corners

1 7

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:03 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +6:12

Deon Burton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seb Hines. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +6:00

Ishmael Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:39

The referee blows for offside. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +5:00

Jack Payne takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

90:00 +3:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Richard Smallwood. Free kick taken by Joe Martin.

90:00 +3:25

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

90:00 +2:21 Booking

Booking Charlie Allen receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Dack on Andrew Halliday. Direct free kick taken by George Friend. Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Nelson. Charlie Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Halliday. George Friend takes the free kick.

89:54

Merouane Zemmama provided the assist for the goal.

89:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Cameron Park - Gillingham 0 - 2 Middlesbro Cameron Park grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 0-2 Middlesbrough.

89:00

Ben Strevens concedes a free kick for a foul on Seb Hines. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

87:30

Unfair challenge on Deon Burton by Andrew Halliday results in a free kick. Charlie Allen crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Ishmael Miller makes a clearance.

87:07

The ball is crossed by Andrew Halliday, clearance by Callum Davies.

85:58

The ball is swung over by Ben Strevens, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

84:52

Merouane Zemmama is ruled offside. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

83:40

Corner taken by Charlie Allen from the right by-line to the near post, Ishmael Miller manages to make a clearance.

77:46

Bradley Dack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

76:42

Faris Haroun produces a cross.

72:59 Substitution

Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Faris Haroun coming on for Rhys Williams.

72:01

Danny Kedwell is ruled offside. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

70:37 Substitution

Substitution Ben Strevens is brought on as a substitute for Matt Fish.

70:14

Shot by Danny Kedwell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

67:20

The referee blows for offside. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

65:15 Substitution

Substitution Merouane Zemmama comes on in place of Mustapha Carayol.

64:25

Joe Martin crosses the ball.

63:44

Foul by Charlie Allen on Ishmael Miller, free kick awarded. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.

62:25

Foul by Matt Fish on Andrew Halliday, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

62:09

Foul by Julio Arca on Jack Payne, free kick awarded. Jack Payne takes the free kick.

61:14

Effort from deep inside the area by Deon Burton misses to the left of the goal.

60:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Smallwood on Deon Burton. Free kick taken by Joe Martin. Free kick awarded for a foul by Deon Burton on George Friend. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

59:53

The official flags Ishmael Miller offside. Direct free kick taken by Joe Martin.

58:03 Substitution

Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Ishmael Miller coming on for Marvin Emnes.

57:45

Cameron Park has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

56:17

Deon Burton takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

54:33

Centre by Mustapha Carayol. Corner taken by Cameron Park, clearance by Adam Barrett.

52:16 Substitution

Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Bradley Dack coming on for Danny Jackman.

51:51

Mustapha Carayol produces a cross.

51:35

Cameron Park decides to take the corner short.

50:57

Cameron Park takes a outswinging corner.

50:09

Rhys Williams takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

49:10

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Cameron Park from the left by-line to the near post.

48:26

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Davies.

46:00

The official flags Deon Burton offside. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

42:45

Danny Jackman has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

42:20

Chris Whelpdale crosses the ball.

38:37

Unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Andrew Halliday results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

37:58

Foul by Danny Kedwell on George Friend, free kick awarded. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.

37:18

Header on goal by Deon Burton from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

36:33

Unfair challenge on Jack Payne by Mustapha Carayol results in a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.

35:55

Matt Fish concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. Marvin Emnes takes the free kick.

35:38

Danny Jackman takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

35:24

Seb Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Deon Burton. Jack Payne restarts play with the free kick.

34:35

Marvin Emnes delivers the ball, blocked by Adam Barrett.

27:59

Joe Martin fouled by Mustapha Carayol, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Jack Payne, Adam Barrett has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

27:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Halliday on Danny Jackman. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.

25:56

Shot from just outside the box by Charlie Allen goes over the target.

23:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Allen by Julio Arca. Deon Burton takes the free kick, Julio Arca produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

22:10

Assist on the goal came from George Friend.

22:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Mustapha Carayol - Gillingham 0 - 1 Middlesbro Mustapha Carayol scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 0-1 Middlesbrough.

21:50

Danny Kedwell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

21:20

The ball is sent over by Danny Jackman, clearance by Rhys Williams.

19:11

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

17:58

The ball is swung over by Cameron Park.

15:26

Danny Kedwell is ruled offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

14:42

Jack Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood. George Friend restarts play with the free kick.

13:14

The ball is crossed by Andrew Halliday, clearance made by Adam Barrett.

9:35 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Lee goes off and Chris Whelpdale comes on.

8:13

Mustapha Carayol takes a corner. Corner taken left-footed by Cameron Park to the near post, Seb Hines has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

7:44

Mustapha Carayol produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Stuart Nelson.

5:01

Richard Smallwood fouled by Deon Burton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seb Hines.

3:55

Marvin Emnes has a drilled shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

2:40

Cameron Park takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Adam Barrett.

2:07

Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Carayol. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.

1:00

Stephen McManus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Deon Burton. Jack Payne takes the direct free kick.

0:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Deon Burton. Indirect free kick taken by George Friend.

0:00

The match begins.

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