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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 10,260) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Pawson

Gillingham Gillingham vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Gillingham 2

A German (31)
C Whelpdale (62)

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Plymouth 1

J Banton (77)

Gills break clear at the top

Last Updated: 09/03/13 8:01pm

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Antonio German: Opens the scoring

Antonio German: Opens the scoring

Gillingham opened up a five-point lead at the top of League Two as they saw off relegation-threatened Plymouth 2-0.

Goals from Antonio German and Chris Whelpdale proved enough to secure the points for the Gills, who will be dreaming of life in League One.

German, on loan from Brentford, pounced on Argyle's failure to clear Bradley Dack's free-kick to fire the Gills ahead from close range after 31 minutes.

Whelpdale doubled their advantage shortly after the hour, tapping home when German could only hit the post having rounded Argyle goalkeeper Jake Cole.

Jason Banton's curling strike 14 minutes from time gave the visitors hope, but turned out to be a consolation for Argyle, who are now bottom of the Football League.

The hosts had lost three of their previous six games at the Priestfield Stadium, but never looked like dropping points against the relegation-threatened Devon side.

Whelpdale should have given them the lead inside five minutes, but wastefully headed over when unmarked in the area following Dack's cross.

Dack, Matt Fish and Danny Kedwell all had chances to add to the scoreline in between German and Whelpdale's goals.

Before scoring, Banton had the visitors best chance as he forced Stuart Nelson into a fine save to keep out his deflected, looping effort.

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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