Deon Burton silenced the boos that greeted him at Rotherham United as the former Millers striker fired npower League 2 leaders Gillingham to a 2-1 win at the New York Stadium.
The 36-year-old left Rotherham under a cloud seven years ago after handing in a transfer request and it was no surprise therefore that he was booed when he took to the pitch.
The former Derby County striker had the last laugh, though, as his eighth and ninth goals of the season gave the visitors the win, with Jason Taylor on the mark for the hosts.
Second-placed Port Vale are now six points behind the Gills after their five-match unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 home defeat to Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea and Tendayi Darikwa were on target for the Spireites, who moved up to ninth.
Cheltenham Town now trail Vale by just one point after Darryl Duffy's winner gave them a 3-2 victory over Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium. Adebayo Akinfenwa continued his fine form by giving Northampton the lead after two minutes and a Billy Jones own goal doubled the hosts' advantage.
Darren Carter and Chris Zebroski both scored within the space of three minutes to make it 2-2, however, and Duffy sealed the win 10 minutes from time with a close-range finish.
Bradford City warmed up for their Capital One Cup quarter-final against Arsenal with an Alan Connell-inspired victory over Torquay United which lifts the Bantams above Rotherham into fourth. Connell grabbed the only goal five minutes from time against his former club.
Fleetwood Town began life under Graham Alexander with a 0-0 home draw against Southend United, while bottom side Barnet drew 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon at Underhill. Adam Mekki's late equaliser at Oxford United was enough to move Aldershot Town out of the drop zone, while Wycombe Wanderers drew 2-2 with Morecambe at Adams Park.
Bristol Rovers dropped in to the bottom two with a 1-0 home defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge, who won the match courtesy of Sam Williams' seventh of season.
Rochdale's Terry Gornell scored a second-half double, but it was not enough to stop Exeter City from moving into the Play-Off positions as they ran out 3-2 winners at Spotland. A Jamal Fyfield own goal and Nick Chadwick's 90th-minute strike gave Plymouth Argyle a 2-0 win over York City at Home Park in today's other fixture.
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