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Gillingham 3-2 Stevenage

John Mousinho scored to earn Gillingham victory over his former club Stevenage in an entertaining game at Priestfield.

Simon Heslop's 20-yard drive had given the visitors a half-time lead.

Danny Kedwell levelled the match shortly after the break, scoring from the spot following Jon Ashton's foul, and Donervon Daniels fired home on his debut to put the home side in front.

Francois Zoko's flick then levelled the game once more, before Mousinho's header won it for Gillingham.

The victory moves Peter Taylor's side up to 16th in League One, while Stevenage, who have now lost three of their last four, are 19th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Stevenage boss Graham Westley on Gillingham defeat

"I thought it was going pretty badly wrong in the first half, I think we were fortunate to be ahead.

"Off the back of a really good win with 10 men, we've put virtually the same team out and they've looked tired.

"We've got to bounce back from this performance like we did the Rotherham one.

[On the second Gillingham goal] "It is really difficult to understand how a player can't be interfering with play when he's obstructing the goalkeeper's ability to work across his line."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3J Martin
  • 32Mousinho
  • 28Daniels
  • 26Barrett
  • 29Hewitt
  • 19Hollands
  • 11Weston
  • 9Kedwell
  • 27FaganSubstituted forMcDonaldat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 10McDonald
  • 15Dack
  • 21Howard
  • 31Hessenthaler

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 22GraySubstituted forAndradeat 80'minutes
  • 29HartleyBooked at 84minsSubstituted forDeaconat 86'minutes
  • 24Doughty
  • 5Ashton
  • 6Jones
  • 15Freeman
  • 14Heslop
  • 12Zoko
  • 11Akins
  • 7MoraisSubstituted forBurrowat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 10Burrow
  • 17Tansey
  • 21Tounkara
  • 25Andrade
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,951

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 3, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Stevenage 2.

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

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Peter Hartley.

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Gillingham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Booking

Peter Hartley (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jordan Burrow replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt missed. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces David Gray.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Craig Fagan.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, Stevenage 2. John Mousinho (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Hollands with a cross.

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

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by John Mousinho (Gillingham).

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Stevenage 2. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Joe Martin.

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

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Luke Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Stevenage 1. Donervon Daniels (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Fagan with a cross.

Danny Hollands (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves18134132102243
2Leyton Orient18133241162542
3Preston1897227171034
4Brentford1810442819934
5Peterborough1810262718932
6Bradford1877431201128
7Rotherham187742722528
8Swindon188373224827
9Walsall187652016427
10Port Vale188282628-226
11MK Dons176472726122
12Crawley185761923-422
13Coventry189453833521
14Oldham176382224-221
15Colchester184952024-421
16Gillingham186392328-521
17Carlisle185671829-1121
18Shrewsbury184771821-319
19Stevenage1852111829-1117
20Tranmere184592133-1217
21Sheff Utd1844101626-1016
22Bristol City182972631-515
23Crewe1834111440-2613
24Notts County1832131832-1411
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