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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,611) 16th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Gillingham Gillingham vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

Gillingham 2

L Legge (29)
D Burton (pen 68)

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Dag + Red 1

F Ilesanmi (52)

Burton sends GIlls to the summit

Last Updated: 16/02/13 6:19pm

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Deon Burton: Scored the winner

Deon Burton: Scored the winner

Gillingham climbed to the top of League Two with a 2-1 win over Dagenham thanks to substitute Deon Burton's penalty.

Daggers defender Femi Ilesanmi had levelled things up with a fine finish in the 52nd minute after Leon Legge had put the Gills ahead, but Burton struck to hand his side just a second home win in eight matches.

And with Port Vale slipping up at home to Morecambe, Burton's 11th goal of the season saw Gillingham reclaim top spot.

Legge had the hosts ahead just before the half hour mark in controversial circumstances after referee Iain Williamson awarded a goal despite an offside flag following Myles Weston's deflected free-kick.

But the Daggers were unperturbed as Ilesanmi capitalised on Legge's poor clearance to hammer past Stuart Nelson after the break.

Charlie Lee headed wide from point-blank range for the Gills before Burton struck three minutes after coming on after Daggers keeper Chris Lewington fouled Anton Robinson in the 68th minute.

Luke Williamson headed over as John Still's side sought an equaliser but the Gills held out to return to the top for the first time since January.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6