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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 6,796) 1st April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Gillingham Gillingham vs Rotherham United Rotherham

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Gills move closer to third tier

Last Updated: 01/04/13 7:20pm

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Deon Burton: Scored against his former employers

Deon Burton: Scored against his former employers

Gillingham's Deon Burton netted the only goal of the game as the Gills downed Rotherham 1-0 to all-but secure automatic promotion.

The 36-year-old, who played for the Millers seven seasons ago, latched onto Danny Kedwell's flick from a long Chris Whelpdale throw for the sole strike in the 22nd minute at Priestfield.

Gillingham now sit 11 points clear of fourth-placed Cheltenham and 12 ahead of Burton, who are fifth and have one game in hand like Port Vale in second and Northampton in third.

Burton's goal in the first half was a rare moment of note however after the break Gillingham could have extended their lead while Rotherham could have snatched a point.

Millers goalkeeper Scott Shearer tipped a 12-yard effort from Kedwell onto the bar in the 70th minute and then dived low to push a composed header from the same player wide moments later.

And right at the death Stuart Nelson had to be alert to save a powerful 35-yard strike from Michael O'Connor as the Gills also moved one step closer to the League Two title.

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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