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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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 2, Gillingham 1.

  3. Substitution

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

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Tyler Walker (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Walker (Burton Albion).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tyler Walker replaces Matthew Palmer.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Callum Butcher replaces Stuart Beavon.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by John Mousinho.

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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