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Gills had goals from Vadaine Oliver and Trae Coyle to thank for their home win over Swindon on Saturday.

The match was again played behind closed doors at Priestfield - and here's a recap of the best of the action and reaction.

John Akinde muscles his way in against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420980)
John Akinde muscles his way in against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420980)
Gillingham keeper Jack Bonham makes a save against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420967)
Gillingham keeper Jack Bonham makes a save against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420967)

Gillingham boss Steve Evans admitted he was concerned by the quick turnaround from the midweek win at Bristol Rovers.

He said: “I was really concerned at the start of the game. We played away at Bristol on Wednesday night and the team coach got back into Gillingham at something like 3am, the boys are tired and you are trying to recover them."

Read his full comments here

On-loan midfielder Scott Robertson in action for Gills. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420959)
On-loan midfielder Scott Robertson in action for Gills. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420959)
Gills players celebrate their opening goal on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420978)
Gills players celebrate their opening goal on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420978)

Oliver's goal took his tally for the season to seven and Evans admitted he was a real handful for the visitors.

Evans said: "He is a handful whenever it goes into his area. He was probably a bit frustrated early part of the game but when he is on his game and you put it into him he is outstanding. He picks people out and he is a threat."

Read the full story on Vadaine Oliver here

Trae Coyle scores Gillingham's second goal against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420971)
Trae Coyle scores Gillingham's second goal against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420971)
...and then celebrates with his team-mates. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420965)
...and then celebrates with his team-mates. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420965)

On-loan Arsenal youngster Coyle came off the bench and scored the second goal with 10 minutes left to give Gillingham some breathing space in a tough game at Priestfield.

“It is good to know that you can win when you are nowhere near as you should be, that’s a positive, but we definitely want to improve," admitted Coyle.

You can read the full interview with Coyle here

Gills striker John Akinde battles in the air. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420945)
Gills striker John Akinde battles in the air. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420945)
Gillingham substitute Declan Drysdale gets his instructions from boss Steve Evans. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420961)
Gillingham substitute Declan Drysdale gets his instructions from boss Steve Evans. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420961)

Gills are now five games unbeaten in League 1 and you can read Luke Cawdell's match report here.

Gillingham's Kyle Dempsey in action against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420951)
Gillingham's Kyle Dempsey in action against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420951)

Gillingham's Dominic Samuel on the ball against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420955)
Gillingham's Dominic Samuel on the ball against Swindon. Picture: Barry Goodwin (43420955)

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