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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,402) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Robinson

Gillingham Gillingham vs Morecambe Morecambe

Gillingham 2

L Montrose (37)
D Burton (90+3)

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Morecambe 1

J Redshaw (69)

Burton breaks Shrimps' hearts

Last Updated: 17/11/12 7:08pm

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Deon Burton (c): Late winner for Gillingham

Deon Burton (c): Late winner for Gillingham

Deon Burton struck a last-gasp winner to earn League Two leaders Gillingham a dramatic 2-1 triumph at home to Morecambe.

In a quiet first half it was the visitors who had the first chance as Gills keeper Stuart Nelson just managed to gather the ball from an onrushing crowd after spilling Izak Reid's low driven shot in the 10th minute.

Gillingham responded positively but somehow failed to take the lead when skipper Adam Barrett saw both his close range shots blocked on the line after 23 minutes.

The deadlock was broken in the 36th minute as Lewis Montrose poked home the loose ball from 10 yards after the visitors failed to clear Danny Jackman's lofted free kick.

Morecambe started the second half brightly but Nelson did well to repel Gary McDonald's low drive in the 62nd minute. The equaliser came from substitute Jack Redshaw, who notched his seventh goal of the season within minutes of coming off the bench - tapping in Kevin Ellison's well-worked cross after 69 minutes.

The game looked destined to end all square but in stoppage time veteran striker Burton beautifully controlled a Matt Fish cross before turning and smashing home from eight yards.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
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6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37