Gillingham boss Peter Taylor was delighted with his side's response to going two goals down in their 2-1 loss at Brentford.
The Bees made it nine home wins on the trot on a rain-soaked Griffin Park pitch thanks to a first-half Jonathan Douglas strike and a Marcello Trotta penalty.
Cody McDonald gave the visitors hope late on, slotting past David Button to set up a nail-biting finale.
And they almost stole a point but Bees keeper David Button made a superb late save to deny Jack Marriott.
"At times we played some very good football against a very good side in Brentford who haven't lost for something like 15 games," Taylor said.
"We played it long, we played it shot and we mixed things up. We've missed a couple of sitters to get back in the game so it could have been a very different outcome.
"We were very well organised and at times put them under a lot of pressure. Perhaps my only disappointment was that we didn't score a couple more goals."