League Two

January 29, 2013

Full-time

Gillingham

2 - 0

Northampton Town

League Two

19:45 +00:00, January 29, 2013

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Referee: G Salisbury

Gills head back to the summit

Cody McDonald and Myles Weston netted to earn Gillingham three points against promotion rivals Northampton, sending the Gills top of League Two with a 2-0 win.

The hosts went ahead after three minutes as Matt Fish's long ball was misjudged by Cobblers goalkeeper Lee Nicholls and McDonald tapped in from close range on his first start since returning to the Priestfield.

After 18 minutes Northampton almost levelled as Clive Platt's effort was saved by Stuart Nelson, before Ben Harding's effort was blocked on the line.

In the 36th minute the Cobblers had an excellent chance to equalise, Chris Hackett beating Joe Martin and whipping in a right-wing cross, but Platt could only head wide.

The wet and windy conditions made for a tight encounter in the second half as neither side was able to fashion many clear-cut chances, both teams having to resort to long balls.

But Gillingham made sure of the points in the 84th minute as Weston latched onto a long ball and smashed into the bottom right corner off the post.

Scoring Summary

Gillingham Northampton Town
Cody McDonald (4') 
Myles Weston (84')