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Gills claim League 2 title

20 April 2013

Gillingham have clinched the npower League 2 title after drawing 2-2 at home to AFC Wimbledon.

The Gills secured promotion to npower League 1 after beating Torquay United 1-0 in their last match at the Priestfield Stadium, and they followed that up with a draw at home against the Wombles to move onto 83 points and out of the reach of second-placed Port Vale, who have 77 points after drawing 2-2 at home to Northampton Town, with just one game to go.

Deon Burton and Danny Kedwell gave the newly-crowned champions a 2-0 lead over struggling AFC Wimbledon, who hauled themselves level through Jack Midson and Jon Meades.

It is the Kent club's first league title since their Fourth Division triumph way back in the 1963/64 season, and just the second professional league title in their 120-year history.

It rounds off the sterling job Martin Allen has done at Gillingham since his appointment in July 2012, and he will now take the club up to League 1 for the first time since their 2010 relegation from the third tier.

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