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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,302) 20th February 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D McDermidd

Gillingham Gillingham vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

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S Jackson (90+2)

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Jackson hero for Gills

Subsitute nets last-gasp winner to down Pirates

Last Updated: 20/02/10 7:08pm

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Jackson: Last-gasp winner

Jackson: Last-gasp winner

Simeon Jackson scored a last-gasp winner as Gillingham boosted their hopes of beating the drop with a crucial victory over Bristol Rovers at the Priestfield Stadium.

A lifeless first half lacking in quality was summed up after 43 minutes when Chris Dickson pulled the ball back from the byline for fellow striker Renee Howe to balloon over from six yards.

Gills boss Mark Stimson made a double change in an attempt to break the deadlock, throwing on Jackson and Andy Barcham.

The move gave the home side a new lease of life and they nearly opened the scoring after 63 minutes when Danny Jackman's 20-yard free-kick landed narrowly wide.

Rovers offered little throughout, although they almost opened the scoring when substitute Elliot Richard broke clear, only to be denied by Darren Dennehy.

The hosts grabbed three vital points in the last minute, though, with Jackson popping up to drill Adam Miller's pass into the bottom corner.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39

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