League Two champions Gillingham suffered their third away defeat of the season as Burton sealed fourth place.

Myles Weston converted a penalty for the Gills before Billy Kee rattled home an equaliser after a thunderous shot from Jimmy Phillips had hit the post.

Burton's Michael Symes tapped home a low cross before Calvin Zola headed them into a 3-1 lead.

Nathan Nyafli was on the end of Sam Muggleton's long throw-in to reduce the deficit, but Burton ran out winners.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham manager Martin Allen and chairman Paul Scally told BBC Radio Kent:

"Supporters are going to be happy when they see a performance like that. That's the subs from Wimbledon plus six youth players making their debuts.

"If you can't be inspired by that as a supporter, you've got a screw loose.

"There's a good connection here between the fans and the players, it's been a good 11 months and this is my challenge with the backing of the boss to go again."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Burton

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor
  • 21 Holness
  • 06 McGrath
  • 07 Fowler (Palmer - 68' )
  • 17 Phillips (Corbett - 80' )
  • 27 Drury
  • 29 Kee (Zola - 61' )
  • 30 Symes

Substitutes

  • 16 Lyness
  • 02 Corbett
  • 04 Stanton
  • 15 Palmer
  • 10 Zola
  • 18 Paterson
  • 26 MacDonald

Gillingham

  • 21 Forecast
  • 12 Frampton
  • 15 Davies
  • 37 Muggleton
  • 14 Allen
  • 18 Dack (Haysman - 26' )
  • 23 Romeo
  • 24 Weston
  • 28 Gregory
  • 38 Grant (McKain - 70' )
  • 17 Birchall

Substitutes

  • 01 Nelson
  • 30 Hessenthaler
  • 34 Hare
  • 36 Nyafli
  • 39 Haysman (Nyafli - 64' )
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 35 McKain
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 5,426

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

10 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

9 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:26 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:28

The referee blows for offside. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick. Foul by Charlie Allen on Matthew Palmer, free kick awarded. Marcus Holness restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:01

Steven Gregory takes a shot.

90:00 +3:19

Michael Symes takes a shot. Save by Tommy Forecast.

90:00 +2:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Palmer from the left by-line.

87:33

Matthew Palmer takes a shot. Calvin Zola gets a block in.

85:30

Corner taken left-footed by John McGrath from the right by-line, Tommy Forecast makes a save.

85:05

Marcus Holness takes a shot. Devante McKain gets a block in.

84:22

Charlie Allen takes the inswinging corner, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

83:10

Andrew Corbett takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Muggleton.

82:38

Charlie Allen takes a shot. Blocked by John McGrath.

80:40

The ball is sent over by Nathan Nyafli, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

79:04 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Corbett comes on in place of Jimmy Phillips.

79:04

The offside flag is raised against Michael Symes. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

78:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGrath on Adam Birchall. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davies.

78:06

The offside flag is raised against Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Tommy Forecast.

77:03

Steven Gregory takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.

73:23

Calvin Zola produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post. Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Palmer, Charlie Allen manages to make a clearance. Jimmy Phillips has a volleyed shot. Save by Tommy Forecast. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Palmer from the right by-line.

72:27

Marcus Holness concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Nyafli. Free kick taken by Sam Muggleton.

69:46

Jimmy Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Tommy Forecast.

69:46 Substitution

Substitution Devante McKain comes on in place of Harry Grant.

69:46

Unfair challenge on John McGrath by Charlie Allen results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

67:32

Adam Drury takes a shot. Save by Tommy Forecast.

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Lee Fowler goes off and Matthew Palmer comes on.

65:58

Assist on the goal came from Sam Muggleton.

65:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Nyafli - Burton 3 - 2 Gillingham A goal is scored by Nathan Nyafli from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 3-2 Gillingham.

64:42

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Allen, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Nyafli on for Kane Haysman.

63:11

Steven Gregory produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

62:05

Jimmy Phillips provided the assist for the goal.

62:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Burton 3 - 1 Gillingham Calvin Zola finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Burton Albion 3-1 Gillingham.

61:46

Adam Drury takes a shot. Harry Grant gets a block in.

60:59 Substitution

Substitution Calvin Zola is brought on as a substitute for Billy Kee.

57:46

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Phillips.

53:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston by Jimmy Phillips. Free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

49:32

Effort on goal by Billy Kee from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

48:47

The referee blows for offside against Michael Symes. Tommy Forecast takes the free kick.

47:05

Kane Haysman fouled by John McGrath, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Forecast.

46:21

Outswinging corner taken by Harry Grant, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

46:07

Charlie Allen takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:21

Kane Haysman takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

45:00 +0:07

Inswinging corner taken by John McGrath, Tommy Forecast makes a save.

41:12

Effort on goal by Michael Symes from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

38:37

Assist by Jimmy Phillips.

38:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Symes - Burton 2 - 1 Gillingham Michael Symes grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Burton Albion 2-1 Gillingham.

35:55

Billy Kee takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

34:31

Steven Gregory fouled by Michael Symes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Frampton.

33:13

Jimmy Phillips takes a shot.

32:36

Assist on the goal came from Jimmy Phillips.

32:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Billy Kee - Burton 1 - 1 Gillingham Billy Kee grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-1 Gillingham.

31:16

Foul by Adam Birchall on Zander Diamond, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

26:27

Shot from outside the box by Steven Gregory goes wide right of the target.

25:43

Billy Kee challenges Charlie Allen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Gregory takes the free kick.

25:02 Substitution

Substitution Kane Haysman comes on in place of Bradley Dack.

22:20

Adam Drury takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Frampton.

21:21

Effort on goal by Myles Weston from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

20:14

The referee blows for offside against Harry Grant. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

18:29

Marcus Holness concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Grant. Direct free kick taken by Harry Grant. Michael Symes is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Frampton.

17:35

Charlie Allen takes the outswinging corner, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

16:26

Myles Weston takes a shot. Clearance made by Marcus Holness.

15:08

Foul by Lee Fowler on Adam Birchall, free kick awarded. Tommy Forecast takes the direct free kick.

14:57

Jimmy Phillips produces a cross.

12:36

Foul by Steven Gregory on Anthony O'Connor, free kick awarded. Anthony O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

11:31

Sam Muggleton crosses the ball, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

8:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Myles Weston - Burton 0 - 1 Gillingham Placed penalty scored by Myles Weston. Burton Albion 0-1 Gillingham.

8:12

Foul by Aaron Webster on Bradley Dack, Penalty awarded.

7:32

Corner from left by-line taken by Charlie Allen.

6:44

Mahlon Romeo takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGrath by Charlie Allen. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.

5:07

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Allen from the left by-line, clearance made by Jimmy Phillips.

1:47

Adam Birchall takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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