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Gillingham 1-2 Swansea

Swansea celebrated promotion with victory at Gillingham
Swansea celebrated promotion with victory at Gillingham

Swansea sealed their promotion to the Championship as the League One leaders battled back to win at Gillingham.

Dennis Oli gave the Gills' relegation fight a boost on 22 minutes as he converted Nicky Southall's cut-back.

But Swansea replied when Guillem Bauza hit two quick goals before half-time, first bundling home after Derek Stillie spilled Andy Robinson's shot.

Another Robinson shot then came off the Gills keeper, allowing Bauza to blast across Stillie from an acute angle.

The win not only takes Swansea into the second tier of the league system for the first time in 24 years but also sets a club record of 86 points, beating the 85 of John Hollins' 1999-2000 side.


The result at the Priestfield Stadium sees Gillingham still mired in the relegation zone.

Their position was compounded by wins for the sides that were closest around them at the start of Saturday - Bournemouth, Crewe and Millwall.

Gillingham: Stillie, Richards, Cullip, King, Southall (Pugh 85), Crofts, Maher, Fuller, Miller (Griffiths 66), Jackson, Oli (Simmonds 75). Subs Not Used: Kiely, Clohessy.

Booked: Maher, Miller.

Goals: Oli 22.

Swansea: De Vries, Williams, Tate, Lawrence, Painter, Robinson (Butler 73), Pratley, Britton, Anderson, Scotland (Brandy 77), Bauza (Tudur-Jones 90). Subs Not Used: Austin, Way.

Booked: Britton, Pratley, Bauza, Painter.

Goals: Bauza 44, 45.

Att: 8,520

Ref: Clive Penton (Sussex).

see also
Swans overjoyed by promotion win
12 Apr 08 |  Swansea City
The Swans are going up!
12 Apr 08 |  Welsh
Sell-out to see Swansea promoted
12 Apr 08 |  South west

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