Burton Albion claimed their first win of 2012 as a Matt Fish own goal gave them the victory over Gillingham.
The Brewers, who had lost their last eight, scored when Jacques Maghoma's shot was kept out by Paulo Gazzaniga but the ball rebounded in off of Fish.
Gillingham had earlier had chances but both Jordan Obita and Jo Kuffour were denied by home goalkeeper Ross Atkins.
Justin Richards and substitute Lionel Ainsworth missed opportunities late on to double Burton's advantage.
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Burton Albion caretaker boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:
"We were very, very solid. We spoke about trying to get a really strong shape because when you're in a run like this, you need to get the basics right.
"We actually said to them before the game, 'if you do that and you work hard enough, you'll get that little bit of luck' and I think we thoroughly deserved that.
"I can't remember them getting too many chances. I thought we were really concentrated."
Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"We conceded the goal and we dropped our heads. We didn't pass the ball, didn't find any quality and our decision making was totally non-existent second half.
"We knew they were under pressure but we didn't capitalise on that. It wasn't us second half.
"They got the goal and it lifted them and it knocked us. We totally lost our way and the quality was very, very poor tonight.
"A few of them looked out on their feet. The only one to come out of it with any credit was the keeper, I thought he was terrific."
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Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.90:00 +3:17 Substitution
Substitution Patrick Ada replaces Justin Richards.90:00 +0:59
Lionel Ainsworth is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick.89:38
Lionel Ainsworth is ruled offside. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick.89:13
Jack Dyer takes a short corner.88:59
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Connor Essam gets a block in.86:40
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lionel Ainsworth. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the indirect free kick. Jordan Obita crosses the ball.85:52
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.84:58
Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball, Connor Essam manages to make a clearance.84:12
Shot by Lewis Montrose from just outside the area goes over the net.83:10
The official flags Lionel Ainsworth offside. Connor Essam restarts play with the free kick.81:43
Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Nathan Stanton gets a block in.80:44
Inswinging corner taken by Jack Dyer, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paulo Gazzaniga by Lionel Ainsworth. Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.80:09
Justin Richards takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save. Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.79:51
Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Blocked by Jimmy Phillips.79:35
Adam Bolder concedes a free kick for a foul on Jo Kuffour. Andy Frampton restarts play with the free kick.78:20 Substitution
Substitution Lionel Ainsworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Greg Pearson.78:20
Foul by Lewis Montrose on Adam Bolder, free kick awarded. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.76:06 Substitution
Substitution Charlie Lee goes off and Rowan Vine comes on.75:13
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton by Jordan Obita. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.
Jimmy Phillips produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.70:37
Adam Bolder takes a shot. Blocked by Connor Essam.70:22
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips by Charlie Lee. Jack Dyer takes the free kick.67:03 Substitution
Substitution Charlie Lee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matt Fish.65:21
Andrew Corbett takes the indirect free kick.65:21 Booking
Booking Joe Martin is shown a yellow card.65:01
Joe Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma.64:04
Andrew Corbett crosses the ball, Connor Essam manages to make a clearance.63:49
Joe Martin challenges Jacques Maghoma unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bolder takes the free kick.63:06
The ball is swung over by Justin Richards.62:33 Substitution
Substitution Jack Payne goes off and Dennis Oli comes on.61:33
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Montrose by Jack Dyer. Free kick taken by Joe Martin.59:29
Unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Matt Fish results in a free kick. Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.58:31
Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.53:35 Goal scored
Goal! - Matt Fish - Burton 1 - 0 Gillingham Matt Fish scores an own goal. Burton Albion 1-0 Gillingham.53:00
Justin Richards takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save.52:35
Jordan Obita takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.52:13
Jacques Maghoma produces a cross, Connor Essam makes a clearance.51:51
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Austin by Jordan Obita. Free kick taken by Nathan Stanton.51:35
The ball is swung over by Jimmy Phillips, clearance made by Andy Frampton.51:22
Justin Richards crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Frampton.51:04
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips by Connor Essam. Aaron Webster restarts play with the free kick.49:02
The ball is crossed by Jacques Maghoma, save by Paulo Gazzaniga.48:45
Centre by Aaron Webster, clearance by Joe Martin.47:47
Foul by Jack Dyer on Jordan Obita, free kick awarded. Lewis Montrose takes the free kick.47:03
Effort by Jacques Maghoma from a long way out goes over the target.46:29
Justin Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Connor Essam. Inswinging corner taken by Jack Dyer from the left by-line, save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:00 +1:10 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.43:18
The free kick is swung in left-footed by Danny Jackman, Jacques Maghoma manages to make a clearance.43:18 Booking
Booking Nathan Stanton is shown a yellow card.43:11
Nathan Stanton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jo Kuffour.41:43
Unfair challenge on Jordan Obita by Andrew Corbett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Martin.39:27
Jo Kuffour takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.36:39
The referee blows for offside against Lewis Montrose. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.33:15
The ball is delivered by Jacques Maghoma, Jimmy Phillips takes a shot. Save by Paulo Gazzaniga.31:56
Matt Fish takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Austin. Corner taken by Danny Jackman.27:48
Danny Jackman takes a shot. Nathan Stanton gets a block in. Danny Jackman takes the inswinging corner, Ross Atkins makes a save.26:32
Shot by Greg Pearson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.21:03
Centre by Jordan Obita, save by Ross Atkins.20:37
Handball decision goes against Jacques Maghoma. Jack Payne takes the free kick.19:42
Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save.17:42
Jordan Obita takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.11:13
Justin Richards takes a shot. Save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.9:37
Justin Richards takes a shot. Connor Essam gets a block in.8:19
Adam Bolder concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Jackman. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lewis Montrose, clearance made by Adam Bolder.7:01
Joe Martin crosses the ball, save by Ross Atkins.5:02
Unfair challenge on Jordan Obita by Andrew Corbett results in a free kick. Andy Frampton takes the free kick.4:26
Effort from deep inside the area by Jordan Obita misses to the left of the goal.2:39
Jacques Maghoma sends in a cross, Joe Martin manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jack Dyer.1:10
Justin Richards produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.0:28
Unfair challenge on Connor Essam by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.0:00
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
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