Match ends, Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2.
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:
"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."
- 31HessenthalerSubstituted forDaviesat 90+2'minutes
- 6LeggeBooked at 83mins
- 18LeeSubstituted forLinganziat 70'minutes
- 8AkinfenwaBooked at 9minsSubstituted forFaganat 77'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 1MurphyBooked at 74mins
- 4WebsterBooked at 90mins
- 15SeaborneBooked at 24mins
- 27PetrassoSubstituted forAdamsat 27'minutesBooked at 32mins
- 20WilsonBooked at 73mins
- 10DelfounesoSubstituted forBakerat 70'minutes
- 14MoussaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMarshallat 82'minutes
- Darren Sheldrake
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Coventry City 2.
Hand ball by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).
Substitution, Gillingham. Callum Davies replaces Jake Hessenthaler.
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! 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.
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! Gillingham 3, Coventry City 2. Carl Baker (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
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.