Gillingham 2-1 Dag Red- Match Report
Report of match 16th February 2013
Gillingham 2-1 Dag Red- Match Report.
Burton sends Gills to the summit
Deon Burton climbed off the bench to slot home the penalty which sunk Dagenham and fired Gillingham to the top of npower League Two.
Daggers defender Femi Ilesanmi had levelled things up with a fine finish in the 52nd minute after Leon Legge had put the Gills ahead, but Burton struck to hand his side just a second home win in eight matches.
And with Port Vale slipping up at home to Morecambe, Burton's 11th goal of the season saw Gillingham reclaim top spot.
Legge had the hosts ahead just before the half hour mark in controversial circumstances after referee Iain Williamson awarded a goal despite an offside flag following Myles Weston's deflected free-kick.
But the Daggers were unperturbed as Ilesanmi capitalised on Legge's poor clearance to hammer past Stuart Nelson after the break.
Charlie Lee headed wide from point-blank range for the Gills before Burton struck three minutes after coming on after Daggers keeper Chris Lewington fouled Anton Robinson in the 68th minute.
Luke Williamson headed over as John Still's side sought an equaliser but the Gills held out to return to the top for the first time since January.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 16th February 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Priestfield|
Burton 68 (pen)
|2 - 1||Dag. & Red.
|2||Matt Fish (Dack 80)|
|12||Andy Frampton (Burton 64)|
|29||Cody McDonald (Gregory 72)|
|18||Bradley Dack (Fish 80)|
|20||Deon Burton (Frampton 64)|
|28||Steven Gregory (McDonald 72)|
|18||Gavin Hoyte (Reed 90+2)|
|15||Matthew Saunders (Green 78)|
|12||Medy Elito (Caprice 74)|
|11||Dominic Green (Saunders 78)|
|14||Jake Reed (Hoyte 90+2)|
|21||Jake Caprice (Elito 74)|
|Gillingham cards shown|
|24 mins||Charlie Lee||Unsporting behaviour|
|79 mins||Matt Fish||Unsporting behaviour|
|86 mins||Deon Burton||Unsporting behaviour|
|Dag. & Red. cards shown|
|65 mins||Chris Lewington||Unsporting behaviour|