Cody McDonald's injury-time goal helped Gillingham beat Wolves in League One.

In a first half of few clear-cut chances Wolves went close when Kevin McDonald's half volley was straight at Stuart Nelson.

After the break, Cody McDonald's low shot produced a great save from Aaron McCarey as the hosts began to impress.

Danny Kedwell's shot hit the right-hand post as Gillingham pushed for a winner and it arrived when McDonald pounced from close range.

Wolves, who would have gone top with a win, remain second, while Gillingham are now five points clear of the relegation zone.

Before the game, Wolves revealed that goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey refused to play.  The 26-year-old Wales international has been linked with a January move away from Molineux.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 23 Harriman
  • 03 Martin
  • 12 Gregory
  • 06 Legge
  • 26 Barrett
  • 31 Hessenthaler
  • 18 Lee (Dack - 51' )
  • 10 McDonald
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 27 Fagan (Akinfenwa - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Linganzi
  • 05 Davies
  • 08 Akinfenwa
  • 15 Dack
  • 21 Howard
  • 24 Marriott
  • 28 Daniels

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 31 McCarey
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 26 Golbourne
  • 11 McDonald
  • 06 Batth
  • 03 Elokobi
  • 07 Henry (Griffiths - 62' )
  • 04 Edwards
  • 10 Sako
  • 29 Doyle (Cassidy - 75' )
  • 27 Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 08 Davis
  • 09 Griffiths
  • 14 Evans
  • 16 Cassidy
  • 24 Ihiekwe
  • 32 Foley
  • 41 Flatt
Ref: Mark Brown
Att: 7,758

Match Stats

Shots

8 18

On target

4 5

Corners

2 10

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90:00 +2:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

90:00 +1:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

90:00 +1:16

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

89:21

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:21

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

86:53

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michael Jacobs tries a through ball, but Leigh Griffiths is caught offside.

86:23

Offside, Gillingham. Leon Legge tries a through ball, but Adebayo Akinfenwa is caught offside.

83:44

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

83:44

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:34

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

82:34

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:57

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

81:57

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:32

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

81:09

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

78:24

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:24

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

77:13

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

76:20

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

74:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jake Cassidy replaces Kevin Doyle.

71:39

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths.

71:10

George Elokobi (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:10

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

67:10

Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

66:28

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Martin.

64:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Craig Fagan.

61:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leigh Griffiths replaces James Henry.

61:32

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

61:32

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

60:12

Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Doyle.

58:05

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

58:05

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

57:33

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:33

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

56:03

Hand ball by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

54:38

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:38

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

54:17

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

52:20

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

52:19

Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

50:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Charlie Lee because of an injury.

49:52

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Ricketts.

48:07

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stuart Nelson.

47:15

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Kedwell.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:52

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Harriman with a cross.

43:03

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Martin.

42:19

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

42:19

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:42

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

40:53

Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:53

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

40:01

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

38:36

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michael Jacobs tries a through ball, but David Edwards is caught offside.

38:34

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:00

Offside, Gillingham. Cody McDonald tries a through ball, but Leon Legge is caught offside.

37:59

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Gregory with a cross.

37:13

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by George Elokobi.

36:35

Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Doyle.

34:41

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:41

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

32:02

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

32:02

Stuart Nelson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:30

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:30

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

29:31

Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

29:31

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

29:12

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:12

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

28:25

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Jacobs.

27:35

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

25:31

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

24:47

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin Doyle tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

23:30

Attempt blocked. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross.

23:27

Attempt missed. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross following a corner.

23:09

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Fagan.

22:38

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

22:04

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Legge.

17:08

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.

14:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:55

Delay in match Charlie Lee (Gillingham) because of an injury.

11:40

Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

8:19

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

4:36

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:36

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

3:40

Attempt missed. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Jacobs.

2:01

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

1:17

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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