Gillingham manager Mark Stimson was pleased with his side's performance against Blackburn following their weekend horror show against Hartlepool.
The Gills gave a good account of themselves against a strong Rovers side but goals from David Dunn, David Hoilett and Morten Gamst Pedersen saw the Barclays Premier League outfit earn a place in round three after Simeon Jackson`s penalty had given the hosts hope.
Stimson said: "I won't go home happy because we've lost but the performance to Saturday was a million miles better because we had a go. We had a go and unfortunately at the end the quality showed.
"At 2-1 you've got a chance and then the kid puts a corner in and it was unstoppable really. The lad (Jason) Roberts has done well on Simon Royce, he's just blocked him but the ball in was absolutely fantastic.
"I hope the fans can see what we're trying to build - we're trying to build a team that attack and are creative."