npower League 2 leaders Gillingham continued their fine start to the season with a thumping 4-1 victory over Burton Albion.
Tom Flanagan and Matt Fish put the Gills two up at half-time and, although Zander Diamond pulled one back, Myles Weston and Joe Martin quickly put the game beyond the Brewers.
Gillingham have 32 points after 13 games and stayed three ahead of Port Vale after they won by the same scoreline against Wycombe Wanderers.
Joel Grant put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot in the 20th minute but Jo Kuffour was sent off just before half-time and Vale took full advantage. Ben Williamson drew them level and Tom Pope netted his 15th and 16th goals of the season in the 66th and 87th minutes before Ashley Vincent made it four in injury time.
Fleetwood Town lost ground after being held to a 1-1 draw by AFC Wimbledon, Byron Harrison cancelling out Steven Gillespie's 10th-minute opener just after the hour mark.
Bradford City ended a four-game run without a win by beating Cheltenham Town 3-1 to climb to fifth and within a point of their opponents. Marlon Pack gave the visitors the lead with a 29th-minute penalty but Nahki Wells levelled, also from the spot, on the stroke of half-time and City went on to win it with a second from Wells and one from James Meredith.
Sixth-placed Exeter City have now lost five of their last six games after Chris Atkinson earned Chesterfield a 1-0 win, while Rochdale dropped out of the top six following a 3-1 defeat by Plymouth Argyle.
A Guy Madjo penalty and a header from Andres Gurrieri put the hosts two up inside seven minutes and Bobby Grant missed a penalty before Dele Adebola did pull one back. Madjo made sure with a second penalty in injury time.
Rotherham United secured a 3-0 victory away at struggling Aldershot Town with goals from Lee Frecklington, Robert Harris and Alex Revell. Struggling Bristol Rovers gained a valuable three points in a 3-2 victory over 10-man Torquay United.
Morecambe left it until two minutes from time to net the winner against Southend United, Jack Redshaw earning a 1-0 win, although the match ended on a sour note when Richard Brodie was dismissed for violent conduct. Tom Craddock scored four as Oxford United hammered Accrington Stanley 5-0, while Ashley Chambers bagged a brace as York City beat Dagenham and Redbridge 3-2.
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