Gillingham narrowly beat Carlisle as both sides ended the game with 10 men.

Danny Kedwell scored with a penalty for his sixth goal in six games, after Danny Livesey felled Danny Hollands.

Carlisle then saw Lee Miller sent off for an off-the-ball incident with Adam Barrett, before Gills defender Leon Legge received his second booking.

The visitors had a penalty shout of their own, but their appeals for handball against Michael Harriman were waved away.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham interim manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"Our first half performance was very, very, poor. The booing we got at half-time, I said if I was in the crowd watching I'd have been booing the loudest. It wasn't acceptable.

"Second half we grafted away, it wasn't a good performance but we kept going. The players worked extremely hard to get a result.

"Danny Kedwell's performance was outstanding. He was very happy to go centre-half when Leon Legge was sent off.

"We're in a relegation scrap, let's be honest, so we need fighting performances. I'm sure the crowd appreciated the second half and were bored stiff in the first."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 23 Harriman
  • 03 Martin
  • 19 Hollands
  • 06 Legge Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 26 Barrett
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 04 Linganzi (Dack - 34' )
  • 11 Weston (McDonald - 45' )
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 18 Lee Booked (Gregory - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 10 McDonald
  • 12 Gregory
  • 15 Dack
  • 16 German
  • 21 Howard

Carlisle United

  • 01 Gillespie
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 04 Chantler (Guy - 76' )
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 05 Livesey Booked (Berrett - 71' )
  • 23 O'Hanlon Booked
  • 06 Buaben
  • 08 Noble (Symington - 58' )
  • 09 Miller Dismissed
  • 07 Amoo Booked
  • 03 Robson

Substitutes

  • 16 Potts
  • 17 Beck
  • 19 Symington
  • 20 Fleming
  • 21 Berrett
  • 22 Eccleston
  • 29 Guy
Ref: Charles Breakspear
Att: 5,697

Match Stats

Shots

3 10

On target

1 2

Corners

0 9

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 1, Carlisle United 0.

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Carlisle United 0.

90:00 +1:25

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

90:00 +1:00

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:53

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

90:00 +0:22

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

88:36

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:36

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

82:11

Attempt blocked. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

81:18 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Leon Legge (Gillingham).

81:09

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:09

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

78:37 Dismissal

Dismissal Lee Miller (Carlisle United) is shown the red card for fighting.

78:18

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

78:18

Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:05

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:05

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

76:05

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:05

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

75:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Chris Chantler.

74:42

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

72:02

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

70:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. James Berrett replaces Danny Livesey.

69:27

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

67:47

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

67:01

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:20

Danny Livesey (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:20

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

65:11

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:11

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

64:20

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:20

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

62:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Carlisle United 0. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

62:13

Penalty conceded by Danny Livesey (Carlisle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

62:13

Penalty Gillingham. Danny Hollands draws a foul in the penalty area.

60:34

Hand ball by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

57:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Liam Noble.

56:11 Booking

Booking Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

56:04

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

56:04

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:37 Booking

Booking David Amoo (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

52:24

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

52:24

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

50:55

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

50:00

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

48:18

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

48:18

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

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Carlisle United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Steven Gregory replaces Charlie Lee.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Myles Weston.

45:00 +3:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Carlisle United 0.

45:00 +2:54

Attempt blocked. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:00 +1:42

Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

44:03

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

43:23 Booking

Booking Charlie Lee (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

43:14

Chris Chantler (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:14

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

39:53

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

38:05

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

33:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Amine Linganzi because of an injury.

30:11

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

30:11

Amine Linganzi (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:56

Attempt saved. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:59

Attempt missed. Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:33

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:33

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

28:14

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Danny Hollands.

28:01

Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:48 Booking

Booking Leon Legge (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

25:34

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:34

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

9:18 Booking

Booking Danny Livesey (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

9:06

Foul by Danny Livesey (Carlisle United).

9:06

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

7:44

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

6:48

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

6:48

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

6:12

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

6:12

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:50

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:50

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

5:12

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

5:12

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

3:40

Attempt blocked. Matty Robson (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:05

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:05

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

2:36

Foul by Prince Buaben (Carlisle United).

2:36

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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