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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 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42