Peter Taylor earned his first win as interim manager as Gillingham defeated struggling Notts County.

Chris Whelpdale opened the scoring with a brilliant low drive after winger Myles Weston capitalised on a slip from Gary Liddle.

Whelpdale then turned provider as Danny Kedwell ran on to his through-ball to fire in his sixth goal of the season.

Callum McGregor scored a stunning consolation for the visitors with a solo effort from 25 yards.

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Gillingham interim-manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"We were desperate for that third goal and I thought we did deserve to get it and then Notts County played some terrific football and were very hard to get the ball off.

"We can defend better than that. We needed three points. The boys needed lifting. We know it can be easier but the way Notts County go forward, they have more bodies than you and it's very hard to get the ball off them.

"We're going to have a go with what we're trying and the players are up for that. It was more defensively tonight that I was disappointed with."

Notts County manager Chris Kiwomya told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think we have been beaten by ourselves. We applied pressure in both halves.

"But when you give away goals like that, you are giving yourself a mountain to climb.

"It is not even one goal, we are giving away two goals, so coming in at half-time having to score three goals to win a game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 23 Harriman
  • 03 Martin
  • 19 Hollands Booked
  • 06 Legge
  • 26 Barrett
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 12 Gregory (Linganzi - 61' )
  • 11 Weston
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 18 Lee

Substitutes

  • 04 Linganzi
  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 10 McDonald
  • 15 Dack
  • 16 German
  • 21 Howard

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 25 Tempest
  • 04 Liddle
  • 05 Smith Booked
  • 22 Fotheringham (Haber - 73' )
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 15 Arquin (Haynes - 67' )
  • 08 McGregor
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce (Bell - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Haynes
  • 11 Bell
  • 12 Haber
  • 14 Coombes
  • 21 Thompson
  • 23 Speiss
  • 26 Hollis
Ref: David Phillips
Att: 5,161

Match Stats

Shots

13 16

On target

9 5

Corners

3 8

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 2, Notts County 1.

90:00 +5:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Notts County 1.

90:00 +5:17 Booking

Booking Danny Hollands (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +5:08

Greg Tempest (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +5:08

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

90:00 +4:12

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

90:00 +3:51

Attempt saved. David Bell (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

87:02

Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:02

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

86:08

Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

85:22

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

83:00

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

82:19

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

81:31

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

80:10

Attempt missed. David Bell (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

79:35

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:35

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

78:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Notts County 1. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

74:47

Attempt saved. Greg Tempest (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:57

Attempt saved. Manny Smith (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:43

Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:43

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

72:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Marcus Haber replaces Mark Fotheringham.

72:23

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

71:54 Booking

Booking Manny Smith (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

71:31

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

71:31

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:52

Attempt missed. Greg Tempest (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

69:52

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Daniel Haynes replaces Yoann Arquin.

66:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. David Bell replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

63:55

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

61:15

Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

60:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Amine Linganzi replaces Steven Gregory.

59:35

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

57:45

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

57:10

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

57:10

Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:00

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

54:33

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:29

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:09

Attempt saved. Michael Harriman (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:10

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

50:10

Yoann Arquin (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:47

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

49:23

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

45:51

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

45:51

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 2, Notts County 0.

45:00 +1:50 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 2, Notts County 0.

45:00 +1:10

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

44:39

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

44:17

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

41:49

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:26

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:26

Foul by Greg Tempest (Notts County).

38:45

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:45

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

37:18

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

37:18

Greg Tempest (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:10

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:18

Steven Gregory (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:18

Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County).

30:40

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

28:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Notts County 0. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Whelpdale.

26:08

Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

25:00

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:58

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

23:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Notts County 0. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Lee.

22:05

Manny Smith (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:05

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

21:38

Attempt blocked. Mark Fotheringham (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:37

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

17:24

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Steven Gregory.

15:19

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:05

Foul by Yoann Arquin (Notts County).

14:05

Michael Harriman (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:06

Foul by Manny Smith (Notts County).

11:06

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:36

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:43

Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:43

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

7:48

Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

6:24

Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

5:05

Callum McGregor (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:05

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

3:53

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:53

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

3:10

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:10

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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