League One
GillinghamGillingham0BurtonBurton Albion3

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."

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Burton Albion 3.

  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.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Duffy (Burton Albion).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

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