Chester end run of 19 matches without a win at Meadow Lane
A 2-0 win at the Priestfield Stadium gave the Bees a first away win under Ian Hendon with goals from Paul Furlong and John O'Flynn, his 18th of the season. The win over Gillingham took the Bees above Macclesfield Town into 19th place with 40 points from 40 games.
The Silkmen drop to 20th despite getting a hard earned point at home to Chesterfield, who took the lead through former Macclesfield striker, Martin Gritton. Gareth Evans equalised for the home side who now have 40 points from 41 games and an inferior goal difference to the Bees.
Bournemouth remain 21st despite a terrific 4-0 home win over promotion chasing, Rochdale. A Brett Pitman hat trick and a goal for Liam Feeney got the Cherries the three points and they have now got 37 points from 41 games.
Grimsby town remain one place above the relegation zone after an excellent 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury Town. Barry Conlon, on loan from Bradford City, put the Mariners ahead, but Ben Davies equalised for play-off hopefuls, Shrewsbury. Grimsby now have 34 points from 41 matches, but despite having taken 7 points from the last three games, they are only one point above Chester City, in 23rd place, following Chester's 2-1 away win at Notts County. It was Chester's first win since Boxing Day, a run of 19 matches without a win. Dave Mannix and Ryan Lowe scored for Chester, who lost keeper, John Danby through injury and with no substitute keeper, Lowe had to take over the goalkeeper's jersey. Mike Edwards pulled one back for County, but Chester held on to give them hope that they can avoid the drop into the Blue square Premier. They now have 33 points from 41 matches.
Bottom club, Luton Town, were, of course, in action at Wembley in the final of the Johnstones Paint trophy where they beat League One club, Scunthorpe United 3-2. Congratulations to Luton on winning the trophy, but they remain 12 points away from safety with just 5 matches left.