Gills extend lead, Exeter held
Gillingham extended their lead at the top of League Two to three
points with a 4-0 home win over Bristol Rovers, while Exeter drew
The Gills did most of the damage in the first half, going 3-0 up
thanks to a Danny Kedwell penalty in the fifth minute, a header
from the same player 10 minutes later and Charlie Lee’s nodded
effort seconds before the interval.
Chris Whelpdale headed in a fourth eight minutes from time for
the hosts, who now have 16 points from their opening six league
fixtures this term.
At the start of the day they had been a point clear of
second-placed Exeter, who drop to fourth after their 1-1 home draw
with York, a result they salvaged through John O’Flynn’s late
equaliser after Michael Coulson had put the Minstermen in
The Grecians have been leapfrogged in the table by Port Vale and
Fleetwood, who both join them on 13 points after victories.
Vale are up to second with a 3-1 win at Plymouth, who were ahead
through Robbie Williams before the away side responded with a
Jennison Myrie-Williams penalty and goals from Ashley Vincent and
Third-placed Fleetwood, meanwhile, secured their three points
right at the death as Andy Mangan’s stoppage-time header earned
them a 1-0 triumph at home against Northampton, the visitors having
been reduced to 10 men in the first half by Danny East’s
Accrington stay fifth after a 1-1 draw at Dagenham, Peter Murphy
ensuring Stanley’s point late on by cancelling out Luke Howell’s
goal for the hosts.
Alex Revell’s finish saw Rotherham to a 1-0 home victory over
Torquay which saw them move up to sixth, while Bradford advanced
into the final play-off berth with a 3-0 home win against
rock-bottom Barnet, second-half goals from James Hanson, Alan
Connell and Andrew Davies sealing it.
Southend came from behind to beat Cheltenham 3-1 away, the
visitors hitting back after Jermaine McGlashan’s early goal through
Sean Clohessy, Britt Assombalonga and Mark Phillips.
Calvin Zola and Jacques Maghoma notched a brace each as Burton
routed Oxford 4-0 at home, while Aldershot and Morecambe drew
Elsewhere, Rochdale defeated Wimbledon 2-1 away, Dele Adebola
and Bobby Grant putting the visitors in charge in the first half –
with visiting striker Jack Midson being shown a red card between
the two goals – before Luke Moore’s late reply, and Chesterfield
won 3-1 at home against Wycombe.
Wanderers had Leon Johnson sent off after only 10 minutes and
the hosts soon took advantage, Chris Atkinson and Jack Lester
swiftly netting. A Neal Trotman own-goal gave Wycombe hope, but Sam
Hird then added Chesterfield’s third.