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22 April 2013

Dons game attracts biggest league crowd for nearly 10 years

Gillingham were of course crowned League Two champions on Saturday after earning the point that they required and so clinch a first title since winning Division Four back in 1963-64.

The game against AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, here at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, attracted a crowd of 11,172 - the biggest attendance for nearly ten years.

This was the largest crowd for a home league fixture since West Ham United came to town in September 2003. That day Marlon King and on-loan centre-forward Trevor Benjamin were both on target in a 2-0 Gills win in a game which saw Hammers young striker Jermain Defoe sent-off.

Going back a little further there were 11,605 here for the first ever all-Kent league derby when Maidstone United won 2-1 here on Boxing Day 1989 – Alan Walker netting for Gillingham.

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