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Gillingham 0-3 Burton Albion

Burton extended their lead at the top of League One with a win at Gillingham without returning manager Nigel Clough.

Although Clough was unable to take charge at Priestfield, his side dominated throughout after Gills' Doug Loft was sent off in the first half.

Damien McCrory drilled past Stuart Nelson to open the scoring, before late goals from Lucas Akins and Anthony O'Connor sealed Albion's win.

Defeat ended Gillingham's unbeaten home record, although they remain in fourth.

Burton Albion assistant Andy Garner told BBC Radio Derby:

"I don't think we could've asked much more of them really. It was an absolutely magnificent start. To come to a difficult place, in difficult conditions; it's really quite blustery out there, but I thought from the first whistle, right to the end, we set our stall out.

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Garner on Gillingham v Burton

"Even when it was 11 against 11 in the early stages, I thought we were on top and it's just nice to get the goals with that sort of performance. I think three goals away from home, you can't do any more than that.

"We sat there last week and thought Gillingham away, what a hard fixture that's going to be for us. But they've trained brilliantly all week and and I think they were really looking forward to the game and today they've just proved what a good side they are."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4EganBooked at 84mins
  • 50OshilajaBooked at 19mins
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 68'minutes
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forMcGlashanat 75'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 7LoftBooked at 37mins
  • 23Dack
  • 14Samuel
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 17Donnelly
  • 24Dickenson
  • 44Wright

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30Flanagan
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Naylor
  • 8Weir
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forO'Connorat 82'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 90+3'minutes
  • 11El KhayatiSubstituted forAkinsat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 7Reilly
  • 10Akins
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 31Matthews
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
6,230

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3. Anthony O'Connor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Mark Duffy (Burton Albion).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

Hand ball by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Booking

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 2. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

John Egan (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Egan (Gillingham).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jake Hessenthaler.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Callum Butcher.

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Brennan Dickenson.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Aaron Morris.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Dominic Samuel.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt saved. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton21142527161144
2Coventry20116338211739
3Walsall20116335191639
4Gillingham21115539281138
5Peterborough21104747321534
6Wigan219752920934
7Bury219663230233
8Millwall209473128331
9Southend208752522331
10Bradford208752220231
11Port Vale218672724330
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale217682525027
14Scunthorpe2183102528-327
15Doncaster217682328-527
16Swindon2174103135-425
17Chesterfield2172122536-1123
18Shrewsbury2164112732-522
19Blackpool2164111728-1122
20Fleetwood2063112729-221
21Barnsley2163122836-821
22Colchester2155113252-2020
23Oldham2031072232-1019
24Crewe2154122136-1519
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