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Gillingham 2-1 Notts County

Peter Taylor earned his first win as interim manager as Gillingham defeated struggling Notts County.

Chris Whelpdale opened the scoring with a brilliant low drive after winger Myles Weston capitalised on a slip from Gary Liddle.

Whelpdale then turned provider as Danny Kedwell ran on to his through-ball to fire in his sixth goal of the season.

Callum McGregor scored a stunning consolation for the visitors with a solo effort from 25 yards.

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Gillingham interim-manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

"We were desperate for that third goal and I thought we did deserve to get it and then Notts County played some terrific football and were very hard to get the ball off.

"We can defend better than that. We needed three points. The boys needed lifting. We know it can be easier but the way Notts County go forward, they have more bodies than you and it's very hard to get the ball off them.

"We're going to have a go with what we're trying and the players are up for that. It was more defensively tonight that I was disappointed with."

Notts County manager Chris Kiwomya told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think we have been beaten by ourselves. We applied pressure in both halves.

"But when you give away goals like that, you are giving yourself a mountain to climb.

"It is not even one goal, we are giving away two goals, so coming in at half-time having to score three goals to win a game."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 23Harriman
  • 3Martin
  • 19HollandsBooked at 90mins
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 12GregorySubstituted forLinganziat 61'minutes
  • 11Weston
  • 9Kedwell
  • 18Lee

Substitutes

  • 4Linganzi
  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 10McDonald
  • 15Dack
  • 16German
  • 21Howard

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 3Sheehan
  • 25Tempest
  • 4Liddle
  • 5SmithBooked at 72mins
  • 22FotheringhamSubstituted forHaberat 73'minutes
  • 28Boucaud
  • 15ArquinSubstituted forHaynesat 67'minutes
  • 8McGregor
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forBellat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Haynes
  • 11Bell
  • 12Haber
  • 14Coombes
  • 21Thompson
  • 23Speiss
  • 26Hollis
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
5,161

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Notts County 1.

  3. Booking

    Danny Hollands (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Greg Tempest (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Gillingham).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Bell (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Andre Boucaud (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Bell (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Notts County 1. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Greg Tempest (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Manny Smith (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient13102132112132
2Peterborough1310212481632
3Wolves129212371629
4Preston136522115623
5Bradford1364323121122
6Walsall136431713422
7Brentford136341817121
8Swindon136252316720
9Rotherham135531919020
10MK Dons135442117419
11Crawley125431817119
12Port Vale135261718-117
13Carlisle124351120-915
14Coventry137333022814
15Shrewsbury132741315-213
16Colchester132741218-613
17Gillingham133371622-612
18Crewe133371128-1712
19Oldham123271418-411
20Stevenage133281321-811
21Sheff Utd132381020-109
22Tranmere132381126-159
23Notts County122191423-97
24Bristol City120661624-86
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