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GillinghamGillingham2YeovilYeovil Town0

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:

"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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

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

Substitutes

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

Yeovil

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Yeovil Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Yeovil Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.

  5. Post update

    Josh Pritchard (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

  7. Post update

    Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Yeovil Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Joe Martin because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

  17. Post update

    A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Nathan Ralph because of an injury.