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ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

12 December 2015

Just the one change as Neill Hornby, Gary Crosby and Andy Garner took charge of BAFC in Nigel Clough's absence - In came Robbie Weir for Anthony O'Connor who dropped to the bench.

It was a windy old day at Priestfields but the Brewers didn't let that get in the way. Duffy and Beavon combined nicely in the opening exchanges to set Duffy through on goal but Nelson did well in the home goal to make a smart save.

Tom Naylor went close shortly after from a Duffy free kick. He whipped the ball in from out wide and Naylor flicked on but Nelson just watched it past his far post.

Burton had the better chances in the first half with Butcher volleying towards goal but again Nelson was equal to the challenge.

The Gills could have been in front on the half hour mark. Jackson crossed the ball into the box of which Dack got the flick on before it hit Edwards and diverted towards goal but McLaughlin kept it out, just.

10 minutes before half time, the home side had a man sent off in Doug Loft. He hacked down Stuart Beavon as he advanced to goal and picked up his second yellow card in juts over 30 minutes.

HT: Gillingham 0-0 Burton Albion

No changes for either side at half time.

The Brewers were unlucky to not be in front shortly after the break..Beavon was jostling with the defender but releasing his shot which again was saved by Nelson in the home sticks.

GOAL: The Brewers took the lead just on the hour mark through that man again, Damien McCrory. Beavon layed it to McCrory about 20 yards out who lashed it into the back of the net!

McLaughlin was saved by the bar shortly after. A cross from Samuel got caught up in the wind which diverted the ball over the Brewers stopped but the cross bar was at his rescue.

The lead could have been doubled with 20 minutes to go. Akins let fly from 25 yards on the volley but again Nelson got down ever so well to deny him.

Anthony O'Connor was brought on to sure things up in the middle as he replaced Butcher.

Nelson surely had to claim the home man of the match award. He denied Tom Naylor from close range, it was a certain goal.

GOAL: Akins sealed it on 90 when Beavon played in Akins who wated no time in slotting home!

GOAL: To rub salt into the wound, Naylor fired home with a deflection from O'Connor.

FT: Gillingham 0-2 Burton Albion

Attendance: 6,230 (142 away)

Ash's man of the match: Calum Butcher

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