Gills miss chance to go top

  • Last Updated: January 26 2013, 18:39 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in npower League Two, including a draw for Gillingham with Port Vale.

Cody McDonald had given Gillingham the lead against York
Cody McDonald had given Gillingham the lead against York

Gillingham squandered their chance to return to the top of npower League Two.

The Kent side would have moved above Port Vale into pole position with victory over York - but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the mid-table visitors.

  • League Two
Position Player Score
1 Port Vale 53
2 Gillingham 52
3 Northamptn 45
4 Exeter 45
5 Cheltenham 45
6 Burton Alb 45
7 Southend 43
8 Fleetwood 43
9 Rotherham 43
10 Bradford 40
11 Chesterfld 39
12 Oxford Utd 38

It would have been worse for Martin Allen's men had Cody McDonald not netted in the 85th minute, cancelling out Charlie Lee's 17th-minute own goal.

Rotherham were another side to disappoint at home, slipping out of the play-off positions with a 3-1 defeat against Bristol Rovers.

Rovers led two minutes before half-time through Lee Brown's penalty, before Claude Davis - who gave the spot-kick away - picked up a second yellow card.

Ellis Harrison (52) and Joe Anyinsah (61) made the man advantage count as Rovers moved off the bottom of the table at AFC Wimbledon's expense. David Noble pulled a goal back for the visitors 17 minutes from time.

Jacques Maghoma's fourth-minute penalty proved enough for Burton to see off Barnet and maintain their play-off push, while Southend won by the same margin at Chesterfield, with Gavin Tomlin's 83rd minute goal proving decisive.

Fleetwood returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Oxford. Jamille Matt set the ball rolling in the eighth minute, before Ryan Crowther (58) and Jon Parkin (86) wrapped up a win which moves the hosts to within goal difference of the play-offs.

  • League Two
Team Score Team
Fleetwood 3 - 0 Oxford Utd
Dag + Red 1 - 2 Morecambe
Plymouth 0 - 0 Accrington
Gillingham 1 - 1 York City
Rotherham 1 - 3 Bristol R
Chesterfld 0 - 1 Southend
Burton Alb 1 - 0 Barnet

Goals inside the last nine minutes from Stewart Drummond and Ryan Williams gave Morecambe a 2-1 win at Dagenham & Redbridge which moves them further clear of the relegation zone. Luke Wilkinson had given the hosts a 61st-minute lead.

Plymouth and fellow strugglers Accrington could not produce a goal in their Devon clash, a result which does neither side any favours in their quest to stay in the Football League.


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