John Mousinho scored to earn Gillingham victory over his former club Stevenage in an entertaining game at Priestfield.

Simon Heslop's 20-yard drive had given the visitors a half-time lead.

Danny Kedwell levelled the match shortly after the break, scoring from the spot following Jon Ashton's foul, and Donervon Daniels fired home on his debut to put the home side in front.

Francois Zoko's flick then levelled the game once more, before Mousinho's header won it for Gillingham.

The victory moves Peter Taylor's side up to 16th in League One, while Stevenage, who have now lost three of their last four, are 19th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought it was going pretty badly wrong in the first half, I think we were fortunate to be ahead.

"Off the back of a really good win with 10 men, we've put virtually the same team out and they've looked tired.

"We've got to bounce back from this performance like we did the Rotherham one.

[On the second Gillingham goal] "It is really difficult to understand how a player can't be interfering with play when he's obstructing the goalkeeper's ability to work across his line."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 23 Harriman
  • 03 Martin
  • 32 Mousinho
  • 28 Daniels
  • 26 Barrett
  • 29 Hewitt
  • 19 Hollands
  • 11 Weston
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 27 Fagan (McDonald - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Davies
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 10 McDonald
  • 15 Dack
  • 21 Howard
  • 31 Hessenthaler

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 22 Gray (Andrade - 80' )
  • 29 Hartley Booked (Deacon - 86' )
  • 24 Doughty
  • 05 Ashton
  • 06 Jones
  • 15 Freeman
  • 14 Heslop
  • 12 Zoko
  • 11 Akins
  • 07 Morais (Burrow - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Wedgbury
  • 10 Burrow
  • 17 Tansey
  • 21 Tounkara
  • 25 Andrade
  • 34 Deacon
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 4,951

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

6 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 3, Stevenage 2.

90:00 +4:39 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Stevenage 2.

90:00 +4:00

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:58

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Stevenage).

90:00 +2:25

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

90:00 +2:25

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

90:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +0:13

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

90:00 +0:13

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:48

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

85:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Peter Hartley.

84:51

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Gillingham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

84:28

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

83:48 Booking

Booking Peter Hartley (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

83:40

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

83:40

Foul by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).

82:33

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

81:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Burrow replaces Filipe Morais.

80:42

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

79:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces David Gray.

78:11

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Jones.

76:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Craig Fagan.

75:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 3, Stevenage 2. John Mousinho (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Hollands with a cross.

75:03

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

75:03

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

71:45

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:44

Foul by John Mousinho (Gillingham).

69:44

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:49

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

66:12

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

66:12

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Stevenage 2. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

58:38

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Joe Martin.

57:07

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:45

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

54:45

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:52

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Jones.

51:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Stevenage 1. Donervon Daniels (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Fagan with a cross.

49:08

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

49:08

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

46:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Stevenage 1. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

45:44

Penalty Gillingham. John Mousinho draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:44

Penalty conceded by Jon Ashton (Stevenage) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Stevenage 1.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Stevenage 1.

45:00 +0:25

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

45:00 +0:25

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:18

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

42:55

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

41:36

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by David Gray.

40:54

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by David Gray.

38:26

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

37:31

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

36:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 0, Stevenage 1. Simon Heslop (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

35:20

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

35:20

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

34:37

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Joe Martin.

31:18

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

29:31

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:30

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:30

Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).

16:27

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:27

Foul by Lucas Akins (Stevenage).

11:36

Hand ball by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).

9:17

Foul by John Mousinho (Gillingham).

9:17

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:03

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) left footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

7:26

Foul by Michael Doughty (Stevenage).

7:26

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:06

Attempt saved. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:28

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

1:28

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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