Gillingham inflicted a second defeat in five days on winless Yeovil Town.

The Gills won 2-1 in a League Cup first round tie at Huish Park on Tuesday and came out on top again in the league.

Joe Martin opened the scoring with a 20-yard free-kick and Danny Kedwell made it 2-0 with a rebounded shot from his parried penalty, initially awarded after Nathan Smith's foul.

Yeovil were denied a first-half goal by debutant keeper Stephen Bywater, who saved Kieffer Moore's tame spot-kick.

Bywater, who joined on loan from Millwall on Friday, also saved well from AJ Leitch-Smith's effort on goal.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

Taylor on Gillingham v Yeovil

"To be fair to Yeovil, they started a bit direct and very positive and I felt we didn't have a good start. But the longer the game went on, we got better and stronger.

"Joe Martin was one of the players I thought was having a bit of a mare, and all of a sudden he recovers it by getting that goal.

"I thought John Egan was absolutely outstanding with the way he marshalled the defence, and Danny Kedwell chased around - he just tries to make every bad ball a good one. We've all got to learn from that, and if we do that we'd be a difficult team to play against."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

Johnson on Gillingham v Yeovil

"It's the tale of a couple of decisions and we didn't show enough as individuals.

"It looks like the staff have got a lot more passion than the players have got.

"Unfortunately, we missed the penalty at a vital time.

"At this moment in time, the person who took it is the last person I want taking them because you can't get your confidence back by taking a penalty."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 30 Bywater
  • 08 Hessenthaler
  • 03 Martin (Pritchard - 87' )
  • 05 Hause
  • 06 Legge
  • 04 Egan
  • 22 Hare (Fish - 11' )
  • 07 Loft
  • 14 German (Dickenson - 67' )
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 15 Morris

Substitutes

  • 02 Fish
  • 12 Morris
  • 18 Pritchard
  • 19 Norris
  • 20 Davies
  • 23 Dack
  • 24 Dickenson

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 16 Ralph (Moloney - 76' )
  • 03 Smith (Foley - 57' )
  • 20 Nugent
  • 05 Martin
  • 06 Sokolik
  • 07 Dawson
  • 04 Edwards
  • 13 Moore (Hayter - 45' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 23 Gillett

Substitutes

  • 02 Moloney
  • 09 Hayter
  • 11 Foley
  • 12 Krysiak
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 21 Brooks
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 5,173

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

3 2

Corners

4 8

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +7:05 Full time

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

90:00 +2:42

Attempt blocked. Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:07

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.

90:00 +0:47

Josh Pritchard (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:47

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

88:38

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

88:38

Foul by Sam Foley (Yeovil Town).

87:45

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

87:45

Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:44

Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:44

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

86:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Joe Martin because of an injury.

81:01

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.

80:34

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

79:00

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

79:00

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:07

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

76:51

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

75:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Nathan Ralph because of an injury.

74:24

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

67:20

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

67:20

Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Antonio German.

63:06

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matt Fish.

61:54

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:39

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Foley replaces Nathan Smith.

56:15

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

54:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 2, Yeovil Town 0. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

54:04

Penalty saved! Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

53:05

Penalty Gillingham. Aaron Morris draws a foul in the penalty area.

53:05

Penalty conceded by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

51:29

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

50:42

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:05

Foul by Matt Fish (Gillingham).

50:05

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:27

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

48:40

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

48:40

Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

46:59

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:50

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

45:50

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Yeovil Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Kieffer Moore.

45:00 +4:03 Half time

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

44:51

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Weale.

43:37

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

42:27

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

41:46

Foul by Antonio German (Gillingham).

41:46

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:26

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

40:26

Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:20

Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town).

38:07

Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).

38:07

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:44

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

35:11

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

35:11

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

34:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Gillingham 1, Yeovil Town 0. Joe Martin (Gillingham) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

33:08

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

33:08

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

32:18

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

32:18

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

27:29

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

26:44

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

17:25

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

16:39

Penalty saved! Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

16:23

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

16:23

Penalty Yeovil Town. Ben Nugent draws a foul in the penalty area.

15:17

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

15:17

Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:14

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

12:19

Antonio German (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:19

Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).

11:49

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:07

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Matt Fish replaces Josh Hare because of an injury.

6:35

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

6:35

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:17

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

4:53

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

4:53

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

3:19

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

3:19

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:01

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

1:12

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:12

Foul by Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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