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Gillingham 5-1 Fleetwood Town

Gillingham extended their 100 per cent record at home this season as they came from behind to thrash 10-man Fleetwood.

Without a win in League One since August, the visitors went ahead through Bobby Grant's curling free-kick.

Rory Donnelly converted at the back post to level and Chelsea loanee Jordan Houghton headed the Kent side in front.

John Egan's strike and Donnelly's deft chip made it 4-1 at the break, and Cody McDonald added a fifth before Eggert Jonsson was sent off for two bookings.

Gillingham stay third in the table, but struggling Fleetwood drop a place to 20th after their defeat.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forMorrisat 45+3'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 24DickensonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forGarmstonat 45'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 6Houghton
  • 7Loft
  • 23Dack
  • 17DonnellyBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMcDonaldat 85'minutes
  • 19Norris

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10McDonald
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 15Morris
  • 16Osadabe

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 7Bell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4JordanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJónssonat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 70mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 11Della Verde
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forBallat 66'minutes
  • 14Grant
  • 10MattSubstituted forProctorat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Jónsson
  • 9Proctor
  • 15Nirennold
  • 17McManus
  • 23Ball
  • 27Haughton
  • 41Arestidou
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
5,231

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 5, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 5, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 5, Fleetwood Town 1. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Rory Donnelly.

Attempt missed. Jordan Houghton (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) for a bad foul.

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Lyle Della Verde (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by John Egan.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Jamille Matt.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Jack Sowerby.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712127522
2Walsall106311661021
3Gillingham106221991020
4Bury105412015519
5Rochdale105231510517
6Sheff Utd105231714317
7Coventry95131610616
8Colchester104421717016
9Wigan104331413115
10Southend104331110115
11Barnsley94231312114
12Millwall104241416-214
13Port Vale103431211113
14Swindon103341617-112
15Peterborough103251616011
16Shrewsbury103251112-111
17Chesterfield103251315-211
18Oldham10172913-410
19Bradford10244915-610
20Fleetwood102351418-49
21Scunthorpe10226813-58
22Doncaster10154713-68
23Blackpool10226817-98
24Crewe101361018-86
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