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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 7,343) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Gillingham Gillingham vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Gillingham 2

B Dack (78)
C McDonald (90+3)

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Gills keep Rovers in the mire

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:09pm

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Cody McDonald: Bagged Gillingham's second goal

Cody McDonald: Bagged Gillingham's second goal

Bradley Dack and Cody McDonald found the net as Gillingham beat fellow stragglers Tranmere 2-0 to ease their relegation fears.

Dack got the ball rolling as he fired home a brilliant volley from a deep Joe Martin cross 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 66th minute before McDonald sealed the victory in stoppage time.

McDonald's effort came in fortuitous circumstances after Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams was caught out after coming forward for a corner, which was quickly cleared by the Gills.

Fon Williams had earlier looked like earning Tranmere, still outside the relegation places by just two points, a draw as he produced several good saves to keep the Gills at bay.

He thwarted McDonald on three occasions and tipped Adebayo Akinfenwa's powerful header over the crossbar, while Jake Cassidy fired wide in what was Rovers' best chance of the first half.

Tranmere dominated after the break and Gills goalkeeper Stuart Nelson did well to save Jason Koumas' 20-yard volley and was tested by John-Louis Akpa Akpro's curling shot.

Cassidy had gone close to opening the scoring for Tranmere with a brilliant solo effort before Gillingham hit Rovers through Dack and then McDonald.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19