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Gillingham 1-2 Preston North End

Keith Keane

Second-half goals from Preston's Keith Keane and Josh Brownhill consigned Gillingham to defeat in Peter Taylor's first match as interim manager.

Keane broke the deadlock when he latched onto a quick throw-in and his low shot crept inside the far post.

After Chris Whelpdale squandered two chances to equalise, a superb run and lay-off from Stuart Beavon set up Brownhill to sidefoot home.

Danny Kedwell pulled one back when he headed in from a Whelpdale free-kick.

The Gills almost grabbed a point late on, but Kedwell headed into Declan Rudd's hands and Joe Martin had a shot blocked in injury time.

Taylor, who led Gillingham to promotion to the second tier in 1999-2000, returned to Priestfield this week following the sacking of Martin Allen last Sunday.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham interim boss Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Gillingham boss Taylor

"I think there were some good bits and some disappointing bits.

"Overall I was very pleased, we passed the ball well, created some decent chances which on another day would have gone in.

"I said to the players, no dropping of the heads because the way we finished we could have got some goals. It could have been a point which would have been a much happier evening."

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a game that, for 60 minutes, we were cruising. We controlled the first half and just needed to up the tempo in the final third.

"We got the two goals, but their goal changed it and they went for it.

"For the last five minutes, we were hanging on a bit. We hung in and got three points."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3Martin
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 12Gregory
  • 19HollandsSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 88'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forWestonat 57'minutes
  • 9Kedwell
  • 18LeeBooked at 25minsSubstituted forGermanat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Linganzi
  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 11Weston
  • 15Dack
  • 16German
  • 21Howard

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHolmesat 90+2'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 6Wright
  • 4Huntington
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 17mins
  • 2KeaneBooked at 75mins
  • 19Welsh
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forByromat 70'minutes
  • 10BeavonSubstituted forBuchananat 85'minutes
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 11Holmes
  • 13Byrom
  • 14Garner
  • 16Buchanan
  • 21Mousinho
  • 27Hume
Referee:
Graham Horwood

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Preston North End 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Preston North End 2.

Joe Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Chris Humphrey.

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

David Buchanan (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Gillingham).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Danny Hollands.

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

Adam Barrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. David Buchanan replaces Stuart Beavon.

Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antonio German (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Antonio German (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Preston North End 2. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Keith Keane (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

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

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Joel Byrom replaces Josh Brownhill because of an injury.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Antonio German replaces Charlie Lee.

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210203182332
2Peterborough1210112481631
3Wolves118212171426
4Preston126421913622
5Bradford1263321101121
6Swindon126242213920
7MK Dons125432116519
8Crawley115421814419
9Walsall125431412219
10Rotherham125431818019
11Brentford125341616018
12Port Vale124261418-414
13Shrewsbury122641214-212
14Colchester122641117-612
15Carlisle113351020-1012
16Crewe123361125-1412
17Coventry126332721611
18Oldham113261416-211
19Gillingham122371421-79
20Sheff Utd122281020-108
21Stevenage122281021-118
22Tranmere122281025-158
23Notts County112181321-87
24Bristol City110651522-76
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