Gills to face Stones at Halloween
Gills to face Stones at Halloween

An old rivalry will be renewed as Gillingham will travel to Maidstone United in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup.

Peter Taylor’s inexperienced side came through a penalty shoot out, winning 6-5 at Phoenix Sports on Tuesday night after the two teams played out a 2-2 draw in the 90 minutes of the Second Round tie.

It was Jack Conway that scored the winning spot kick as The Gills booked their place in the Quarter Finals and a mouthwatering tie at The Gallagher Stadium.

Jesse Starkey had opened the scoring for the visitors only for Phoenix’s Ben Allen to level with a superb free kick beyond Steve Arnold just before the break.

Darren Oldaker put Gillingham back in front with only ten minutes left to play, but Kewku Ansah was to come off the bench and score the equaliser with time running out to take it to penalties.

The spot kicks win sees Gillingham now head down Bluebell Hill for what is expected to be a sell-out clash.

Games between Maidstone United and Gillingham have always been keenly contested ties and they last met in the Football League in March 1992 with the two sides playing out a 1-1 draw.


Phoenix Sports line up: Phillips, Fitchett, Muckle, Bryon, Young, Mingle (Dythe 52), Wright, Hopkins, Allen, Sawyer, Aldridge (Ansah 88).

Subs not used: Ogboe, Seixas, Kemp.

Gillingham line up: S Arnold, Simpson (H Arnold 21), Garmston (Conway H/T), Tucker, Huckle, Chapman, Oldaker, Starkey, Wagstaff (White H/T), Cundle, Nash.

Sub not used: Gildea.

Attendance: 232


Kent Reliance Senior Cup Quarter Finals:

Dover Athletic v Folkestone Invicta

Bromley v Margate

Maidstone United v Gillingham

Cray Wanderers v Charlton Athletic