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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 10,097) 23rd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

Gillingham Gillingham vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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M Fish (24)

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Gills move clear with victory

Last Updated: 23/03/13 6:05pm

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Matt Fish: Struck a wonder goal

Matt Fish: Struck a wonder goal

Gillingham took advantage of the depleted League Two fixture list to extend their lead at the top with a 1-0 win over Accrington.

Matt Fish unleashed a fierce left-footed strike from the edge of the box that cannoned home off the underside of the bar for the only goal after 24 minutes.

Peter Murphy and Francis Jeffers both had chances to equalise for Accrington after the break but were thwarted by goalkeeper Stuart Nelson as the Gills moved eight points clear at the summit, although having played a game more than their nearest rivals.

Gillingham nearly took the lead six minutes before Fish's fine effort, with Accrington defender Tom Aldred on hand to clear a Deon Burton header off the line.

Aldred made another good clearance from Danny Kedwell moments later before Chris Whelpdale found Fish, who fired home a spectacular effort from 18 yards.

Kedwell and Joe Martin wasted good chances to double Gillingham's lead before the break while Nelson was equal to a drilled low effort from Murphy and a 25-yard strike from Jeffers afterwards.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
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