League One
Gillingham2Yeovil0

Gillingham 2-0 Yeovil Town

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:

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 30Bywater
  • 4Egan
  • 6Legge
  • 5Hause
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 22HareSubstituted forFishat 11'minutes
  • 15Morris
  • 7Loft
  • 3J MartinSubstituted forPritchardat 87'minutes
  • 9Kedwell
  • 14GermanSubstituted forDickensonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fish
  • 12Morris
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Norris
  • 20Davies
  • 23Dack
  • 24Dickenson

Yeovil

  • 1Weale
  • 6Sokolik
  • 5Martin
  • 20Nugent
  • 16RalphSubstituted forMoloneyat 76'minutes
  • 7Dawson
  • 23Gillett
  • 4Edwards
  • 3SmithSubstituted forFoleyat 57'minutes
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 13MooreSubstituted forHayterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 9Hayter
  • 11Foley
  • 12Krysiak
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 21Brooks
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
5,173

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Yeovil Town 0.
Attempt blocked. Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.
Josh Pritchard (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).
Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Foley (Yeovil Town).
Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).
Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Joe Martin because of an injury.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.
Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).
A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Nathan Ralph because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).
Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Brennan Dickenson replaces Antonio German.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matt Fish.
Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

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

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, Yeovil Town 0. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Penalty saved! Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.
Penalty Gillingham. Aaron Morris draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) after a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.
Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Matt Fish (Gillingham).
A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.
Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town).
Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 1, Yeovil Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Kieffer Moore.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gillingham 1, Yeovil Town 0.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Weale.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Smith.
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.
Foul by Antonio German (Gillingham).
Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).
Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town).
Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).
A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aaron Martin.
Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 1, Yeovil Town 0. Joe Martin (Gillingham) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.
Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

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7Port Vale211024
8Bradford211014
9MK Dons210113
10Doncaster210113
11Leyton Orient210113
12Swindon210113
13Gillingham210103
14Coventry210103
15Barnsley210103
16Walsall202002
17Colchester2011-11
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22Sheff Utd2002-20
23Yeovil2002-50
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