Luton Town moved up to 4th spot in League One as they beat Gillingham 3-1 away in Kent, with Elliott Lee scoring two goals.
Lee’s second half double added to a first half Andrew Shinnie strike. Gillingham’s Tom Eaves did strike a goal back from a tight angle, but it was not enough to prevent Nathan Jones’ side collecting a 7th win in 9.
With Peterborough drawing away at Coventry City on Friday night, it means the Hatters leapfrog the Posh on goal difference. The result also moves them on to the same points tally as Barnsley, who were held by South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster.
Luton opened the scoring after 25 minutes of the contest through Shinnie. A passing move down the visitor’s left flank culminated in Harry Cornick releasing Shinnie, who in turn beat Tomas Holy.
The visitors had seen the majority of chances until that point, and thought they had a second a few minutes later only for the referee to penalise a foul by James Collins on Barry Fuller to rule out his goal.
Lee put the visitors 2-0 up after half-time, as the attacker rifled in Shinnie’s cross at the end of another flowing move.
The same player would then grab a second goal in 13 minutes, with Lee putting in the rebound after a fine solo move from one-time Gills loanee Cornick ended with an initial shot bouncing off the post.
Eaves’ strike from a tight angle did reduce the deficit to two, but the home side struggled to create opportunities to further eat into the away side’s lead, allowing Luton to see the game out and pick up the points.