Goals from Danny Kedwell and Cody McDonald helped Gillingham beat Sheffield United and gave them only their second away win this season.

Good pressure from Kedwell forced Blades keeper George Long to rush his clearance and the ball rebounded off the Gills forward and into the net.

Neill Collins had a header cleared off the line for the hosts before Chris Porter nodded in Simon Lappin's corner.

But McDonald pounced on John Mousinho's rebounded header to seal the win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"To give two goals away in the manner we did makes it very difficult to win matches.

"To give away goals at the start of each half, meant they can just sit there. We've conceded two goals, both our own doing and its hugely frustrating.

"We were a bit nervy and a bit too eager once we'd gone behind."

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a team effort. The players worked extremely hard as a group and you can't ask for more than that. That was a team performance.

"The timings of the goals were great. Maybe not the Kedwell one because he got whacked and had to go off and that was unlucky.

"But I'm chuffed for them because they worked hard.

"There are some massive football clubs in League One. It shows you what you've got to do to stay in it. We've got to have the best spirit and best workrate to survive."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 29 McMahon
  • 06 Hill (McGinn - 72' )
  • 22 Lappin (Baxter - 65' Booked )
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 07 Flynn (Taylor - 79' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 12 Miller Booked
  • 09 Porter
  • 04 White

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 10 Taylor
  • 11 Baxter
  • 14 McGinn
  • 16 Cuvelier
  • 17 Coady
  • 18 King

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 29 Hewitt Booked
  • 03 Martin
  • 12 Gregory (Dack - 14' )
  • 06 Legge
  • 26 Barrett
  • 27 Fagan (Weston - 80' Booked )
  • 32 Mousinho
  • 09 Kedwell (McDonald - 19' )
  • 19 Hollands
  • 07 Whelpdale

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 10 McDonald
  • 11 Weston
  • 15 Dack
  • 21 Howard
  • 31 Hessenthaler
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 16,560

Match Stats

Shots

11 3

On target

5 3

Corners

10 1

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 2.

90:00 +5:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 2.

90:00 +4:59 Booking

Booking Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:51

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

90:00 +4:51

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:42 Booking

Booking Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:30

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

90:00 +2:30

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

89:41

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

89:41

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:34 Booking

Booking Myles Weston (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

88:22

Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:22

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

87:01

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

87:01

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:32

Foul by Aidan White (Sheffield United).

83:32

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Myles Weston replaces Craig Fagan.

78:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Ryan Flynn.

78:25

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

76:48

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

75:15

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:15

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

74:14

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

74:14

Danny Hollands (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:26

Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:26

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

72:57

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony McMahon.

71:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Matthew Hill.

67:44

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

65:19

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

64:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Simon Lappin.

60:27 Booking

Booking Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

60:10

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:10

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

57:09

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:09

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

53:46

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Mousinho.

52:34

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Craig Fagan.

51:55

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:55

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

50:30

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

48:38

Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 2. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

46:11

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

46:11

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 1.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 1.

45:00 +2:36

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +2:36

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham).

40:05

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:05

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

37:50

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:38

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:38

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

34:23

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:23

Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

33:00

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:59

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

32:28

(Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:28

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

28:13

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

23:10

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

21:47

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

18:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Danny Kedwell because of an injury.

18:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 1. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Simon Lappin following a corner.

17:52

Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

17:41

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

16:28

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

16:04

Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:49

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

15:38

Attempt saved. Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

14:32

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Leon Legge.

13:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Steven Gregory because of an injury.

11:16

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

10:37

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

8:20

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:20

Foul by John Mousinho (Gillingham).

6:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 0, Gillingham 1. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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