Published: 22:00, 13 April 2021
| Updated: 22:38, 13 April 2021
Gillingham dropped further away from the top six after Tuesday night’s League 1 results but some of their play-off rivals slipped up.
The Gills, without a game, started the evening four points adrift of the play-off chase and could have been as many as seven off it by the end of the night.
Weekend opponents Oxford United followed up Saturday’s 6-0 win at Crewe by thumping Shrewsbury 4-1 - a team the Gills could only draw 0-0 with at the weekend.
Lincoln City put a poor run of form behind them. Their first win in seven was a big one, thrashing MK Dons 4-0, a result which leaves them fourth in the table. Third-placed Sunderland lost to relegation scrappers Wigan.
Gills boss Steve Evans has spoken about the pressure on those teams chasing promotion and the expectations on some of them.
Evans said: "They can’t beat each other and I am not so sure they are going to beat the teams they play either."
Play-off hopefuls Blackpool and Accrington Stanley shared a goalless draw but it was a bad night for Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers, both teams losing 3-0. The Tractor Boys lost at Wimbledon while Rovers were beaten at home by a resurgent Burton, who have now won three in a row to pull clear of the relegation scrap.
Burton beat Portsmouth 2-1 on Saturday and Pompey dropped points again as they could only manage a 0-0 draw at Crewe.
Portsmouth currently occupy sixth place, six points ahead of the Gills but with a game in hand. Apart from league leaders Hull, the only team to have played as many games as Gillingham (41) are seventh placed Oxford.
Gillingham would draw level on points with Oxford if they win on Saturday. Lose and their play-off dream would be all-but over.