Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice from the penalty spot as Gillingham secured victory against 10-man Coventry.

Dan Seaborne was sent off for his foul on Cody McDonald, allowing Akinfenwa to open the scoring from the penalty spot.

Callum Wilson equalised with another penalty but Myles Weston's header and a second Akinfenwa spot-kick made it 3-1.

City substitute Carl Baker scored the game's fourth penalty before Jake Hessenthaler sealed back-to-back wins with a 40-yard effort.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"Strange as it may sound, I didn't like us tonight. I thought we were sloppy in our defending.

"We were certainly tested tonight. The game could have been 4-4 easy.

"The spirit of the players in fantastic.

"I do feel for our second penalty, the referee got it right. He's allowed advantage, it didn't happen and he's called play back. That happens all over the field."

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 29 Hewitt
  • 03 Martin
  • 31 Hessenthaler (Davies - 92' )
  • 06 Legge Booked
  • 26 Barrett
  • 18 Lee (Linganzi - 70' )
  • 12 Gregory
  • 10 McDonald
  • 08 Akinfenwa Booked (Fagan - 77' Booked )
  • 11 Weston

Substitutes

  • 04 Linganzi
  • 05 Davies
  • 15 Dack
  • 27 Fagan
  • 28 Borrowdale
  • 32 Pigott
  • 35 Baxter

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy Booked
  • 19 Willis
  • 24 Clarke
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster Booked
  • 15 Seaborne Dismissed
  • 27 Petrasso (Adams - 27' Booked )
  • 07 Fleck
  • 20 Wilson Booked
  • 10 Delfouneso (Baker - 70' )
  • 14 Moussa Booked (Marshall - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 08 Baker
  • 11 McGeouch
  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 26 Marshall
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 5,447

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

5 6

Corners

6 7

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2.

90:00 +5:34 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2.

90:00 +3:38

Hand ball by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

90:00 +1:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Callum Davies replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

90:00 +1:19 Booking

Booking Andy Webster (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:13

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

90:00 +1:13

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

89:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the top right corner.

89:10

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:30 Booking

Booking Craig Fagan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

88:21

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

88:21

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:02

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

85:33

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:58

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

83:54

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Blair Adams.

82:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 3, Coventry City 2. Carl Baker (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

82:23 Booking

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

82:13

Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

82:13

Penalty Coventry City. Callum Wilson draws a foul in the penalty area.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Mark Marshall replaces Franck Moussa.

78:33

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

78:33

Franck Moussa (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:30

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

77:30

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Craig Fagan replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

76:10

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

75:51

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

75:32

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 3, Coventry City 1. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

73:51

Penalty Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa draws a foul in the penalty area.

73:51

Penalty conceded by Andy Webster (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

72:44 Booking

Booking Callum Wilson (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

69:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Carl Baker replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

69:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Amine Linganzi replaces Charlie Lee.

68:44

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

68:44

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

65:42

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:40

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

63:04

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:18

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

62:18

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:37

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

61:16

Attempt saved. Blair Adams (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

58:18 Booking

Booking Franck Moussa (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

58:10

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:10

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

55:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Coventry City 1. Myles Weston (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

52:43

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

52:43

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:52

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

50:52

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Coventry City 1. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

49:07

Penalty conceded by Leon Legge (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

49:07

Penalty Coventry City. Callum Wilson draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:49

Attempt saved. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Gillingham 1, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +0:42

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

43:25

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

43:25

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

36:32

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

34:48

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Leon Legge.

34:20

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Leon Legge.

33:05

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

33:05

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:27

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

31:57 Booking

Booking Blair Adams (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

31:48

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:48

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

31:20

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

31:20

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

30:57

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

29:35

Charlie Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:35

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

28:55

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

28:07

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

27:06

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

27:06

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Blair Adams replaces Michael Petrasso.

24:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Coventry City 0. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

23:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

22:25

Penalty Gillingham. Cody McDonald draws a foul in the penalty area.

22:25

Penalty conceded by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

22:04

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

21:25

Foul by Charlie Lee (Gillingham).

21:25

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:26

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

19:02

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Callum Wilson.

18:33

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

17:47

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

11:00

Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:58

Foul by Adam Barrett (Gillingham).

9:31

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

9:31

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:13 Booking

Booking Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

8:03

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

8:03

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:37

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

6:37

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

5:56

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

4:42

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

4:42

Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:43

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

3:43

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

3:26

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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