Joe Martin scored the pick of the goals as Gillingham ended Burton Albion's eight-game unbeaten run with a rout.

Tom Flanagan opened the scoring when he found the top corner from the edge of the area before fellow defender Matt Fish made it two from outside the box.

Burton got one back when Zander Diamond struck from close in but Gills restored their two-goal lead five minutes later through a Myles Weston solo effort.

Martin rounded off the scoring with a thumping half-volley from long range.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham boss Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent:

"Fantastic, didn't we play well? It was a magical afternoon, great entertainment. I was very proud.

"They're a really good team, I don't know if it (the performance) is the best of the season.

"The players are very bright, they're hungry and they're a pleasure to work with, and for Gillingham supporters, you have got a fantastic group of players."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"They're by far the best team we've played against this season. If I had to tip now, I'd say they will probably win the league comfortably.

"They gave us a really good lesson. I think it's really important that we learn from that as a group of players.

"They ran in behind our back four and that's always hard to defend against, but we didn't do our job properly today. That was the reason why we made the job so hard for ourselves in the end."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson
  • 02 Fish
  • 03 Martin
  • 06 Flanagan
  • 26 Barrett
  • 04 Payne Booked (Dack - 46' Booked )
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 14 Allen
  • 16 Montrose
  • 24 Weston (Findley - 62' )
  • 09 Kedwell (Strevens - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Forecast
  • 12 Frampton
  • 15 Davies
  • 18 Dack
  • 10 Strevens
  • 20 Burton
  • 29 Findley

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 05 Diamond
  • 14 McCrory
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 24 Kiernan
  • 08 Weir Booked
  • 19 Maghoma (Taylor - 77' )
  • 22 Dyer
  • 23 Bell
  • 10 Zola (Richards - 68' )
  • 18 Paterson (Kee - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 02 Corbett
  • 04 Stanton
  • 07 Taylor
  • 09 Richards
  • 29 Kee
Ref: Collins
Att: 7,268

Match Stats

Shots

20 13

On target

13 7

Corners

5 6

Fouls

14 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:25 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line.

90:00 +5:40

Rob Kiernan takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a save.

90:00 +5:22

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Bell.

90:00 +4:58

Anthony O'Connor produces a drilled right-footed shot from 6 yards. Tom Flanagan gets a block in.

90:00 +4:26

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance made by Joe Martin.

90:00 +4:03

Charlie Allen fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Allen takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:42

Short corner taken by Charlie Allen from the left by-line.

90:00 +3:18

Drilled right-footed shot by Joe Martin. Blocked by Rob Kiernan.

90:00 +3:03

Ben Strevens takes a short corner.

90:00 +2:42

Ben Strevens takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Tomlinson.

85:29

Robbie Weir has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

85:13

The ball is delivered by Anthony O'Connor.

83:53

The ball is swung over by Lee Bell, save made by Stuart Nelson.

82:28

Lee Bell challenges Robbie Findley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Allen takes the direct free kick.

78:07

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

76:30 Substitution

Substitution Jacques Maghoma goes off and Cleveland Taylor comes on.

74:57

Jacques Maghoma produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Stuart Nelson.

74:47

Jack Dyer delivers the ball.

73:32

Unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Anthony O'Connor results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Martin.

73:09

Charlie Allen produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

71:53

Unfair challenge on Zander Diamond by Robbie Findley results in a free kick. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

71:30

The referee blows for offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

70:13

Bradley Dack challenges Justin Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

68:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Richards on Matt Fish. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

67:13 Substitution

Substitution Justin Richards on for Calvin Zola.

67:13 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee on for Matthew Paterson.

64:57 Substitution

Substitution Danny Kedwell goes off and Ben Strevens comes on.

64:10

Direct free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

64:10 Booking

Booking Robbie Weir goes into the referee's book.

63:59

Foul by Robbie Weir on Robbie Findley, free kick awarded.

63:30

Charlie Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Damien McCrory from left wing.

62:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Martin - Gillingham 4 - 1 Burton Joe Martin scores a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Gillingham 4-1 Burton Albion.

61:18 Substitution

Substitution Myles Weston goes off and Robbie Findley comes on.

58:23

Danny Kedwell provided the assist for the goal.

58:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Myles Weston - Gillingham 3 - 1 Burton Myles Weston gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 3-1 Burton Albion.

57:51

Damien McCrory takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Stuart Nelson.

56:41

Matthew Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Fish. Matt Fish takes the free kick.

56:15

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony O'Connor.

55:23

Unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Lee Bell results in a free kick. Charlie Allen delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Lee Bell makes a clearance.

53:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Zander Diamond - Gillingham 2 - 1 Burton A goal is scored by Zander Diamond from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 2-1 Burton Albion.

52:35

Charlie Allen is penalised for a handball. Lee Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Lewis Montrose makes a clearance.

51:52

Matt Fish concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

51:06

Jacques Maghoma crosses the ball.

50:18

Shot by Myles Weston. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

49:41

Close range effort by Adam Barrett misses to the right of the goal.

49:26

Myles Weston sends in a cross.

47:15

Corner taken by Jack Dyer from the left by-line, Lewis Montrose manages to make a clearance.

46:45

Jack Dyer takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Danny Kedwell makes a clearance.

45:35

Damien McCrory crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:35 Booking

Booking Bradley Dack goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

45:13

Foul by Bradley Dack on Calvin Zola, free kick awarded.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Dack on for Jack Payne.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:43

The ball is swung over by Lee Bell, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Stuart Nelson makes a comfortable save.

45:00 +0:33

Unfair challenge on Jack Payne by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

45:00 +0:01

Charlie Allen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

43:20

Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Adam Barrett manages to make a clearance.

42:08

Robbie Weir fouled by Charlie Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Jacques Maghoma has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

39:27

Jack Payne provided the assist for the goal.

39:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Fish - Gillingham 2 - 0 Burton Matt Fish finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Gillingham 2-0 Burton Albion.

38:15

Anthony O'Connor challenges Chris Whelpdale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.

37:44

Shot from 25 yards by Damien McCrory. Blocked by Adam Barrett.

35:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Charlie Allen. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

33:28

Foul by Lewis Montrose on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded. Lee Bell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Calvin Zola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Montrose. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

32:01

Myles Weston takes a outswinging corner.

31:42

Shot from 30 yards from Myles Weston. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

31:28

Foul by Jacques Maghoma on Matt Fish, free kick awarded. Matt Fish takes the free kick.

29:49

Jack Dyer is penalised for a handball. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

28:11

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Damien McCrory from left channel, Joe Martin fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

28:11 Booking

Booking Jack Payne is booked.

27:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Jack Payne.

27:03

Danny Kedwell delivers the ball, Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Whelpdale clears the crossbar.

26:14

The ball is sent over by Charlie Allen, Effort on goal by Jack Payne from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

25:11

Shot from 25 yards by Jack Dyer. Save by Stuart Nelson.

24:36

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Bell, clearance made by Lewis Montrose.

24:21

The ball is delivered by Calvin Zola, Joe Martin makes a clearance.

23:27

The ball is crossed by Charlie Allen, Anthony O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

21:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Flanagan - Gillingham 1 - 0 Burton Tom Flanagan finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 Burton Albion.

20:28

Short corner worked by Charlie Allen.

20:08

Chris Whelpdale takes a shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

18:51

Lewis Montrose fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

18:19

Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Lewis Montrose results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

18:00

The ball is crossed by Jack Payne, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

14:14

Anthony O'Connor crosses the ball, save by Stuart Nelson.

13:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Kedwell on Lee Bell. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

12:19

Adam Barrett produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

11:12

Shot by Calvin Zola from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

10:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Joe Martin. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Bell, clearance made by Adam Barrett.

9:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacques Maghoma on Matt Fish. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

6:35

Myles Weston takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.

5:58

Calvin Zola produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

5:35

Shot by Lewis Montrose.

5:08

Effort on goal by Jack Payne from 25 yards. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

4:19

Foul by Zander Diamond on Chris Whelpdale, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

3:06

Adam Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.

2:04

Short corner taken by Myles Weston.

0:13

Myles Weston has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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