Match ends, Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3.
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.
"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."
- 4EganBooked at 84mins
- 50OshilajaBooked at 19mins
- 3GarmstonSubstituted forDickensonat 68'minutes
- 15MorrisSubstituted forMcGlashanat 75'minutes
- 7LoftBooked at 37mins
- 10McDonaldSubstituted forDonnellyat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 12ButcherSubstituted forO'Connorat 82'minutes
- 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 90+3'minutes
- 11El KhayatiSubstituted forAkinsat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3.
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.
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, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.
Hand ball by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).
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! 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).