Kedwell helping Taylor's cause

Peter Taylor: Pleased with Kedwell

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Peter Taylor believes Danny Kedwell could be his lucky charm as he scored to help Gillingham to a 1-0 win over Carlisle.

Kedwell netted the only goal of the game, and his sixth in as many matches, from the spot just past the hour-mark after Danny Livesey had clumsily fouled on-loan Gills midfielder Danny Hollands.

Carlisle's day got worse as Lee Miller was sent off for an off-the-ball incident with Adam Barrett, but Gills defender Leon Legge was to receive a second yellow soon after for a foul on David Amoo.

Taylor, who admitted before the visit of Carlisle that he has two more matches until the Gills decide on a permanent boss, is backing Kedwell to carry on scoring for him.

"Danny has scored in every game for me so far," Taylor said.

"I'm pleased for him, he really does work hard. I still think he is going to get better, but he is certainly getting enough goals.

"The performance wasn't a massive step, the three points were. It was a massive game for us. Our first-half performance wasn't good enough.

"I didn't think we had enough options going forward, which is why I played two strikers in the second half.

"There were a lot of players out there who had a bad day.

"That happens, but as long as it wasn't through a lack of effort it is ok and in the second half we gave ourselves more of a chance.

"I was surprised with the first yellow for Leon, the second one was spot on, but I thought we should have had a second penalty late on.

"Cody McDonald may have been too honest for not going down, but for me it is a definite penalty. The player pulled him back."