League Two leaders Gillingham knocked League One side Scunthorpe out of the FA Cup with an easy win at Priestfield.

The Gills went ahead when Matt Fish finished after Sam Slocombe could only parry Chris Whelpdale's curling effort.

Deon Burton headed in from Myles Weston's cross for 2-0 before Danny Kedwell's penalty, after Josh Walker's foul on Danny Jackman, made it 3-0.

Adam Birchall bundled in a late fourth as Brian Laws's third spell in charge of Scunthorpe began with a heavy loss.

Gillingham had gone into the match knowing little about their opponents as scout Russ Wilcox, who had been studying the Iron for the Gills, joined Scunthorpe's staff on Friday.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm very proud. We expected them to be hard to beat, and hard to break down, but in the second half we had far too much passion, power, pace, quality. We played some great football.

"Once we got the ball moving around, there was only going to be one winner.

"Their first chance was in the 88th minute, which tells you a lot about the people we've got in our squad."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 02 Fish
  • 11 Jackman
  • 15 Davies
  • 18 Dack (Lee - 21' )
  • 26 Barrett
  • 30 Vincelot
  • 04 Payne
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 24 Weston (Birchall - 79' )
  • 20 Burton (Kedwell - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Forecast
  • 12 Frampton
  • 08 Lee
  • 16 Montrose
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 10 Strevens
  • 17 Birchall

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 05 Mirfin Booked
  • 06 Reid Booked
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker
  • 16 Duffy
  • 19 Collins Booked (Mozika - 70' )
  • 10 Grella (Jennings - 78' )
  • 11 Barcham (Ryan - 78' )
  • 22 Hawley Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 15 Canavan
  • 07 Ryan
  • 08 Mozika
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 12 Jennings
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 4,017

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

8 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

6 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:44 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on Matt Fish. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

90:00 +3:10 Booking

Booking The referee shows Karl Hawley a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:08

Assist by Danny Jackman.

90:00 +2:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Birchall - Gillingham 4 - 0 Scunthorpe Adam Birchall fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 4-0 Scunthorpe.

90:00 +1:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by David Mirfin. Free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

90:00

Unfair challenge on Charlie Lee by Connor Jennings results in a free kick. Charlie Lee restarts play with the free kick.

88:18

Mark Duffy produces a cross, comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.

87:04

A cross is delivered by Charlie Lee, save by Sam Slocombe.

82:29

Christian Ribeiro produces a cross, save by Stuart Nelson.

81:41

Christian Ribeiro produces a cross.

80:20

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy, Adam Barrett gets a block in.

79:46

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

79:27

Centre by Danny Jackman.

79:01

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Newey.

78:05 Substitution

Substitution Adam Birchall is brought on as a substitute for Myles Weston.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Andy Barcham leaves the field to be replaced by Jimmy Ryan.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Mike Grella goes off and Connor Jennings comes on.

75:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Kedwell - Gillingham 3 - 0 Scunthorpe Penalty taken right-footed by Danny Kedwell and scored. Gillingham 3-0 Scunthorpe.

74:57

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Jackman by Josh Walker.

74:46

The ball is crossed by Charlie Lee.

74:19

Unfair challenge on Adam Barrett by Karl Hawley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

72:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Myles Weston. Paul Reid restarts play with the free kick.

71:04

Foul by Danny Kedwell on David Mirfin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

69:44 Substitution

Substitution Danny Kedwell is brought on as a substitute for Deon Burton.

69:44 Substitution

Substitution Michael Collins goes off and Damien Mozika comes on.

69:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mike Grella. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

68:07

Danny Jackman takes a shot.

67:39 Booking

Booking The referee cautions David Mirfin for unsporting behaviour.

67:27

Unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot by David Mirfin results in a free kick. Myles Weston takes the direct free kick.

66:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Barcham. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

66:31

Mark Duffy delivers the ball.

66:16

Mark Duffy takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.

64:48

The assist for the goal came from Myles Weston.

64:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Deon Burton - Gillingham 2 - 0 Scunthorpe Deon Burton finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Gillingham 2-0 Scunthorpe.

64:41

Myles Weston delivers the ball,

63:55

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston, Karl Hawley makes a clearance.

63:12

Andy Barcham produces a cross, Matt Fish gets a block in.

62:58

Andy Barcham produces a cross.

61:05 Booking

Booking Paul Reid goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

60:48

Paul Reid challenges Jack Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

58:28

Chris Whelpdale provided the assist for the goal.

58:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Fish - Gillingham 1 - 0 Scunthorpe Matt Fish fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Scunthorpe.

57:15

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

56:37

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

53:22

Unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro by Chris Whelpdale results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Duffy.

51:15

Myles Weston is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

50:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Myles Weston. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

46:05

Corner taken left-footed by Myles Weston, save made by Sam Slocombe.

45:46

Myles Weston takes a shot. Blocked by David Mirfin.

45:11

Unfair challenge on Myles Weston by Paul Reid results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Myles Weston.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:47

Deon Burton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

44:33

Charlie Lee produces a cross, Sam Slocombe makes a save.

43:03

Myles Weston is caught offside. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

40:13

Matt Fish produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

38:37

Jack Payne restarts play with the free kick.

38:37 Booking

Booking Michael Collins goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

37:50

Michael Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot.

37:34

The ball is delivered by Matt Fish.

37:17

Michael Collins challenges Deon Burton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Deon Burton restarts play with the free kick.

37:04

Andy Barcham takes a shot. Danny Jackman gets a block in.

36:05

Mark Duffy crosses the ball, clearance by Callum Davies.

32:45

The offside flag is raised against Karl Hawley. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

32:19

The ball is delivered by Josh Walker, clearance by Callum Davies.

30:46

Unfair challenge on Tom Newey by Charlie Lee results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

29:10

Danny Jackman crosses the ball, clearance made by Andy Barcham.

26:23

Corner taken right-footed by Myles Weston to the near post, Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Fish misses to the right of the goal.

26:05

Myles Weston delivers the ball, clearance made by Josh Walker.

25:41

Foul by Paul Reid on Deon Burton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jack Payne.

24:18

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Myles Weston, clearance by Andy Barcham.

23:54

The ball is sent over by Myles Weston, Josh Walker manages to make a clearance.

23:37

Charlie Lee fouled by Michael Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

21:43

The official flags Romain Vincelot offside. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

20:42 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Lee is brought on as a substitute for Bradley Dack.

20:42

Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

19:57

The ball is sent over by Tom Newey.

18:10

Adam Barrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Hawley. Mark Duffy sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by David Mirfin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

15:11

Myles Weston takes a shot.

14:43

Myles Weston crosses the ball, Sam Slocombe manages to make a clearance.

13:13

Andy Barcham delivers the ball, Adam Barrett manages to make a clearance.

12:07

Andy Barcham challenges Romain Vincelot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

11:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Deon Burton on Paul Reid. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

10:30

Mark Duffy takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Nelson.

8:01

The offside flag is raised against Deon Burton. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

7:16

Callum Davies takes a shot. Blocked by David Mirfin.

6:50

Bradley Dack takes the outswinging corner, save by Sam Slocombe.

6:37

The ball is sent over by Chris Whelpdale, blocked by Paul Reid.

5:08

Unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot by Tom Newey results in a free kick. Matt Fish takes the direct free kick.

4:44

Deon Burton concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Walker. Paul Reid takes the direct free kick.

3:22

Shot from just outside the box by Josh Walker misses to the right of the goal.

1:47

Shot by Mike Grella from 18 yards. Save made by Stuart Nelson.

1:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Walker, Stuart Nelson manages to make a clearance.

0:53

Josh Walker takes a short corner.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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