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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,447) 11th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Gillingham Gillingham vs Coventry City Coventry

Gillingham 4

A Akinfenwa (pen 25, pen 75)
M Weston (56)
J Hessenthaler (90)

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Coventry 2

D Seaborne (S/O 24)
C Wilson (pen 50)
C Baker (pen 83)

Akinfenwa brace sinks Sky Blues

Last Updated: 11/03/14 10:40pm

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Adebayo Akinfenwa: At the double

Adebayo Akinfenwa: At the double

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored twice from the penalty spot as Gillingham secured a 4-2 victory against 10-man Coventry.

The powerful striker opened the scoring after 25 minutes after former Sky Blues striker Cody McDonald was clumsily fouled by City captain Dan Seaborne when through on goal.

Following a long period of deliberation, referee Darren Sheldrake sent Seaborne off for denying a goalscoring opportunity.

The visitors deservedly levelled five minutes into the second half, as Callum Wilson also scored from the spot having been pushed by Leon Legge.

Myles Weston scored his first goal since April to put the Kent side back in front from a header, before Akinfenwa scored again from 12 yards after being knocked off the ball by Andrew Webster.

However, the drama had not finished, as Legge brought down Wilson in the box for the second time, and City substitute Carl Baker scored the game's fourth penalty.

Jake Hessenthaler then sealed back-to-back wins for the Gills for the first time under manager Peter Taylor with a 40-yard effort after City goalkeeper Joe Murphy has rushed off his line to deny the on-rushing McDonald.

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1 Bristol City 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10