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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 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12