Danny Kedwell scored twice as Gillingham beat nine-man Burton Albion.
Kedwell headed the home side into the lead from Danny Jackman's free-kick before Billy Kee nodded in Justin Richards' deflected effort to equalise.
Frank Nouble restored Gillingham's lead after Garry Richards hit the crossbar and Kedwell tapped in his second from Jackman's low cross to make it 3-1.
Burton's Aaron Webster and Ryan Austin were both sent off late on for second bookable offences.
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Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"You have to give our players a lot of credit.
"First half we didn't start well, a few words were said at half time and the second half was far, far better.
"There were a few words said, I won't repeat them all because there'll be a few beeps in them, but in the second half we were different class."
Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:
"To be fair, I can't really criticise the players this afternoon, because they worked hard. We went down to 10 men and then to nine, but the game was gone by then.
"Having said that, we still tried to play and we still got in people's faces and we probably defended better with nine than we did with 11.
"We might have to go into the loan market because what we're left with is just one centre-half."