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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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Table

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