Match ends, Gillingham 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.
Gillingham moved closer to securing their League One status after scoring twice in two minutes en route to beating out-of-form Plymouth Argyle at Priestfield.
Without a win in their previous five games, Argyle took the lead on 25 minutes when Freddie Ladapo twisted his way through the Gills defence and blazed a shot past Tomas Holy.
However, the hosts levelled shortly after the break when substitute Elliott List's cross was chested in by Regan Charles-Cook for his third goal of the season.
Midfielder Mark Byrne then headed home unmarked from Luke O'Neill's corner to complete his side's quick-fire turnaround on 58 minutes.
Brandon Hanlan sealed victory for the Gills in stoppage time, latching onto a loose ball in midfield and firing past Kyle Letheren.
Victory moves Steve Lovell's side onto 51 points, six clear of the relegation zone, while Plymouth are teetering, four points further back.
In a game of few chances, the outcome could have been different had Ladapo not dragged a low shot wide at the end of an Argyle break three minutes into the second half.
Antoni Sarcevic should have also scored for the visitors but missed the target from 12 yards after meeting Ruben Lameiras' cross late on.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 33ByrneBooked at 28mins
- 16BinghamSubstituted forListat 45'minutes
- 11Charles-CookSubstituted forReesat 73'minutes
- 9EavesSubstituted forCampbellat 45'minutes
- 23Smith-BrownBooked at 71minsSubstituted forCanavanat 77'minutes
- 7SarcevicBooked at 32minsSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
- Antony Coggins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.
Goal! Gillingham 3, Plymouth Argyle 1. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Byrne.
Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).
Lloyd Jones (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Barry Fuller.
Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.
Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).
Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) because of an injury.
Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).
Hand ball by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Byrne.
Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Niall Canavan replaces Ashley Smith-Brown.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Antoni Sarcevic.