Charlie Lee scored a brace as Gillingham beat Morecambe to finish one place outside the play-off spots.
Danny Kedwell's shot was headed off the line by Shrimps striker Jordan Burrow, but Lee put the Gills ahead with a low strike from 20 yards.
Visiting keeper Barry Roche did brilliantly to deny Jo Kuffour on the stroke of half-time.
But Lee made it 2-0 in the second half with a cool finish following Danny Jackman's neat through-ball.
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Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"I asked them to go out and win the last game and I couldn't ask for any more from the boys.
"There's a fine line between success and failure, if that's the word finishing eighth, but we haven't achieved our goal this season.
"He's (chairman Paul Scally) thinking about what to do, that's a chat between myself and the chairman for Monday.
"We'll see where he wants to go with me. Hopefully it will be here, if not, that's football, he'll make a decision which will be an honest one."