October 20, 2012
Gills halt Burton run
League leaders Gillingham saw off in-form Burton 4-1 to maintain their three-point advantage at the top of the table.
Defenders Tom Flanagan and Matt Fish grabbed their first goals of the season to put the Gills in control of the game at half-time.
Zander Diamond pulled one back for the visitors, who arrived at Priestfield on an eight-game unbeaten run, before Myles Weston and Joe Martin struck in quick succession to put the result beyond doubt.
Gills were fastest out of the traps and went ahead when Flanagan capitalised on Chris Whelpdale's quick throw-in to fire home from close range after 22 minutes.
Weston and Charlie Allen came close to doubling the host's advantage before right-back Fish did so from 25 yards after Burton failed to clear their lines.
Diamond headed against a post at the start of the second half but he gave the visitors hope when he capitalised on some sloppy Gillingham defending to slot home after 54 minutes.
However, any chance of a comeback was put to bed five minutes later when Weston latched onto Danny Kedwell's knock down before firing past Stuart Tomlinson. Martin then sealed all three points for the hosts with a spectacular half volley.
|1 Stuart Nelson||13 Stuart Tomlinson|
|26 Adam Barrett||5 Alexander Diamond|
|3 Joseph Martin||14 Damien McCrory|
|6 Tom Flanagan||24 Robert Kiernan|
|2 Matt Fish||20 Anthony O'Connor|
|24 Myles Weston||23 Lee Bell|
|16 Lewis Montrose||19 Jacques Maghoma|
|7 Chris Whelpdale||8 Robbie Weir|
|4 Jack Payne||22 Jack Dyer|
|14 Charlie Allen||10 Calvin Makongo Zola|
|9 Danny Kedwell||18 Matthew Paterson|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Ross Atkins 1|
|12 Andy Frampton||Andrew Corbett 2|
|15 Callum Davies||Nathan Stanton 4|
|18 Bradley Dack||Cleveland Taylor 7|
|20 Deon Burton||Justin Richards 9|
|10 Ben Strevens||Billy Kee 29|
|29 Robbie Findley|
|Bradley Dack for Jack Payne (46)||Billy Kee for Ariel Borysiuk (68)|
|Robbie Findley for Myles Weston (62)||Justin Richards for Calvin Makongo Zola (68)|
|Ben Strevens for Danny Kedwell (65)||Cleveland Taylor for Jacques Maghoma (77)|
|Jack Payne (29)||Robbie Weir (65)|
|Bradley Dack (46)|
|· Rosters: Gillingham | Burton Albion|