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Gillingham 4-2 Coventry City

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:

Peter Taylor

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Post-match: Gillingham boss Taylor

"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."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3J Martin
  • 31HessenthalerSubstituted forDaviesat 90+2'minutes
  • 6LeggeBooked at 83mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 18LeeSubstituted forLinganziat 70'minutes
  • 12Gregory
  • 10McDonald
  • 8AkinfenwaBooked at 9minsSubstituted forFaganat 77'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 4Linganzi
  • 5Davies
  • 15Dack
  • 27Fagan
  • 28Borrowdale
  • 32Pigott
  • 35Baxter

Coventry

  • 1MurphyBooked at 74mins
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 6C Thomas
  • 4WebsterBooked at 90mins
  • 15SeaborneBooked at 24mins
  • 27PetrassoSubstituted forAdamsat 27'minutesBooked at 32mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 20WilsonBooked at 73mins
  • 10DelfounesoSubstituted forBakerat 70'minutes
  • 14MoussaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMarshallat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 8Baker
  • 11McGeouch
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 26Marshall
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
5,447

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2.

Hand ball by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Callum Davies replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

Goal!

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

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

Booking

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

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

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

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Goal!

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

Booking

Leon Legge (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Mark Marshall replaces Franck Moussa.

Foul by Steven Gregory (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Craig Fagan replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

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

Goal!

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

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

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

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Carl Baker replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Amine Linganzi replaces Charlie Lee.

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

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

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

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

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.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves3423744376
2Leyton Orient3622863774
3Brentford3422752773
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham35181162365
6Peterborough3517414855
7MK Dons3615714552
8Walsall36121212148
9Swindon3613815247
10Port Vale3514417-946
11Bradford35101411444
12Sheff Utd3312813-244
13Gillingham3613518-1144
14Coventry3514912141
15Bristol City3691413-541
16Crawley319139-440
17Colchester3491213-539
18Oldham3610818-1338
19Carlisle3410717-1837
20Stevenage3510619-1836
21Tranmere359917-2136
22Crewe369918-2736
23Shrewsbury3571216-1333
24Notts County369423-2131
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