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Burton Albion 2-1 Gillingham

Burton's Lucas Akins celebrates scoring the opening goal against Gillingham
Lucas Akins has scored four goals in his past two games

Tom Naylor's injury-time winner put Burton on the brink of promotion to the Championship and damaged Gillingham's play-off hopes.

Burton will be promoted to the second tier for the first time if Walsall fail to beat Fleetwood on Monday.

Lucas Akins met Mark Duffy's cross to put Burton ahead with a tap-in finish.

Cody McDonald levelled with a header from a Bradley Dack corner and the Gills piled pressure on Burton before Naylor headed in a Duffy corner.

Gillingham, who are two points adrift of sixth-placed Barnsley after the Tykes drew 2-2 with already-relegated Colchester, suffered an early double blow with Bradley Garmston and Aaron Morris forced off injured inside 16 minutes.

Still, the Gills made it difficult for Nigel Clough's Burton side, with McDonald and Dominic Samuel particularly menacing, but Burton survived a number of scares before Naylor won it.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 14McCrory
  • 34Choudhury
  • 10Akins
  • 15Naylor
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forWalkerat 85'minutes
  • 21DuffySubstituted forO'Connorat 90+4'minutes
  • 9BeavonBooked at 68minsSubstituted forButcherat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 12Butcher
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 18Walker
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 50Oshilaja
  • 4Egan
  • 5EhmerBooked at 75mins
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 14'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forLoftat 16'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 23DackBooked at 54mins
  • 14SamuelSubstituted forDonnellyat 74'minutes
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 2Jackson
  • 7Loft
  • 9Williams
  • 12Morris
  • 17Donnelly
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
5,388

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Anthony O'Connor replaces Mark Duffy.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 1. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Hand ball by Tyler Walker (Burton Albion).

Foul by Tyler Walker (Burton Albion).

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tyler Walker replaces Matthew Palmer.

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Doug Loft (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Butcher replaces Stuart Beavon.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Dominic Samuel.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by John Egan (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

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

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

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

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hamza Choudhury (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452415681414087
2Burton452591157372084
3Millwall452391371482378
4Walsall4422121063481578
5Bradford4522111253401377
6Barnsley452181666531371
7Scunthorpe4520111458471171
8Gillingham4519121470541669
9Coventry4518121565491666
10Sheff Utd451812156457766
11Rochdale451812156660666
12Port Vale451811165653365
13Peterborough45186217772560
14Southend451611185661-559
15Bury451512185371-1857
16Swindon451511196171-1056
17Oldham451218154456-1254
18Chesterfield45158225868-1053
19Shrewsbury451311215876-1850
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool451210233958-1946
22Doncaster451112224864-1645
23Colchester45913235697-4140
24Crewe45713254681-3534
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