Gillingham scored a goal in each half to record an easy victory over Swindon Town in League One.

The visitors came closest to opening the scoring when Yaser Kasim fired straight at Gills goalkeeper Stuart Nelson from six yards out.

But Leon Legge grabbed the opener with his second goal of the season, heading in from Joe Martin's free-kick.

Martin also set up the home side's second late on, providing the cross from which Michael Harriman fired home.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"Very good response, because we didn't look a team good enough last Saturday against Colchester.

"Today I thought we looked a team in every way and I think the players deserve so much credit.

"We got a good goal with Leon Legge, but people like Michael Harriman, his energy was all over the place - it was infectious.

"To be honest, I said to them in the week that it must be easier to keep a clean sheet than to score a goal, so for me the thing I'll accept is us being hard to play against."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We only played for 20 minutes out of 90 and that's not good enough.

"First half we huffed and puffed without having too much up front. I thought we had a spell in the second half for 20 minutes where we played well, we had two or three really good chances and we need to score one of them.

"We're conceding too many and not scoring enough at the moment.

"They're young, they're learning. They're only going to learn by playing and making mistakes."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 29 Hewitt
  • 03 Martin
  • 31 Hessenthaler
  • 06 Legge
  • 26 Barrett
  • 23 Harriman
  • 12 Gregory
  • 10 McDonald
  • 08 Akinfenwa (Fagan - 76' )
  • 11 Weston (Dack - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Linganzi
  • 05 Davies
  • 15 Dack
  • 19 Smith
  • 21 Howard
  • 24 Marriott
  • 27 Fagan

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson (Byrne - 73' )
  • 29 Branco Booked
  • 08 Mason (N'Guessan - 79' )
  • 05 Hall (Barker - 53' )
  • 22 Ward
  • 14 McEveley
  • 15 Kasim
  • 09 Ranger
  • 04 Luongo
  • 11 Pritchard Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Byrne
  • 07 Harley
  • 12 N'Guessan
  • 19 Thompson
  • 20 Storey
  • 25 Belford
  • 33 Barker
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 6,134

Match Stats

Shots

14 13

On target

2 4

Corners

8 4

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 0.

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 0.

90:00 +4:16

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +2:00 Booking

Booking Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

90:00 +0:50

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:41

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

89:41

Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:58

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James McEveley.

85:08

Attempt missed. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:07

Attempt missed. George Barker (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Swindon Town 0. Michael Harriman (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Martin.

79:34

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

79:34

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

78:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Ryan Mason.

78:10

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

77:19

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

76:41

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James McEveley.

75:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Craig Fagan replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

73:00

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

72:58

Foul by George Barker (Swindon Town).

72:27

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

72:27

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Byrne replaces Nathan Thompson.

71:31

Attempt missed. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

71:09

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

70:53

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

70:36

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

70:36

Darren Ward (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:21

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

69:21

Foul by Nile Ranger (Swindon Town).

66:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Dack replaces Myles Weston.

63:57

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

63:05

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

63:05

George Barker (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:08

Attempt blocked. George Barker (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

61:05

Hand ball by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

59:58

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

59:11 Booking

Booking Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

58:57

Hand ball by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

54:00

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:55

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

52:55

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

52:55

James McEveley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. George Barker replaces Grant Hall because of an injury.

46:08

Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 +0:58 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 1, Swindon Town 0.

44:13

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

41:39

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

41:14

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

40:32

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:00

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:58

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

38:43

Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

37:46

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

34:31

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

34:31

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:45

Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

31:22

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

30:38

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

30:38

Foul by Ryan Mason (Swindon Town).

29:45

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

29:24

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James McEveley.

28:47

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27:33

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

25:56

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:19

Attempt missed. Myles Weston (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

20:42

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Grant Hall.

20:05

Attempt missed. James McEveley (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

19:40

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

17:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Swindon Town 0. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Martin.

17:07

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

17:07

Foul by Darren Ward (Swindon Town).

14:49

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

13:39

Attempt missed. Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

11:02

Attempt missed. Steven Gregory (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9:59

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Myles Weston.

6:28

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

6:28

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:48

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

1:30

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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