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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Gillingham

Shola Ameobi
Shola Ameobi left Bolton in February to join Fleetwood until the end of the season

Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi scored what proved the winner in a Fleetwood victory that saw Gillingham's promotion hopes take a knock.

Wes Burns' corner caught a gust of wind and clipped a Gills head before flying past stranded keeper Stuart Nelson.

The hosts went 2-0 in front when Burns crossed for Ameobi to smash home his first for the club at the far post.

Luke Norris' drive reduced Gillingham's deficit, but Elliott List missed the chance to level from six yards out.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 15Nirennold
  • 31Nilsson
  • 47Davis
  • 7Bell
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forHunterat 45'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 5Jónsson
  • 8Ryan
  • 23BallSubstituted forGrantat 67'minutes
  • 9Ameobi
  • 11BurnsSubstituted forColeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Grant
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Sowerby
  • 30Harris
  • 40Gogic
  • 44Cole

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 6El-Abd
  • 5Ehmer
  • 26ChicksenSubstituted forGarmstonat 78'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 15Morris
  • 24Dickenson
  • 9Williams
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forSamuelat 72'minutes
  • 17DonnellySubstituted forListat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 14Samuel
  • 16Osadebe
  • 35List
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
2,133

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Gillingham 1.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Elliott List.

Booking

Elliott List (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Williams (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Bobby Grant.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Bradley Garmston replaces Adam Chicksen.

Attempt missed. George Williams (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Dominic Samuel replaces Luke Norris.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Wes Burns.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces David Ball.

Shola Ameobi (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Rory Donnelly.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Marcus Nilsson.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ashley Hunter.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. George Williams (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

George Williams (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Adam Chicksen (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton33214843271667
2Wigan341712555302563
3Walsall331611649331659
4Gillingham341771060431758
5Millwall341671152411155
6Coventry331410956371952
7Barnsley34164145445952
8Southend34149114643351
9Bradford33149103936351
10Port Vale351310123939049
11Swindon34146145351248
12Sheff Utd34139124745248
13Bury34138134555-1047
14Scunthorpe33137133840-246
15Rochdale34129134446-245
16Peterborough34135165755244
17Fleetwood33109144041-139
18Chesterfield34115184554-938
19Doncaster33910143644-837
20Shrewsbury33107163951-1237
21Blackpool3498173343-1035
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe34611173659-2329
24Colchester3469194279-3727
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