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Fleetwood Town 0-2 Gillingham

Fleetwood's winless run continued as they tumbled to defeat by Gillingham at Highbury.

Fleetwood have now won just one of their last 12 League One games and the visitors knocked the wind out of Town's sails in just the second minute.

Scott Wagstaff fizzed the ball in from the right to the feet of Josh Parker on the edge of the six-yard box and he spun past Baily Cargill with incredible ease to blast the ball past Alex Cairns.

The goalkeeper had got two hands to the ball but could not stop it sneaking in at his near post and he was to concede again in the 15th minute as Luke O'Neill's curling effort flew through a crowd of bodies to creep into the corner.

There were boos from the home faithful at the break as the fog swept in from the sea to engulf Highbury but it could not mask Town's defensive fragility.

Uwe Rosler's men could not muster a shot on target in the second half and it was the Gills who looked more potent in the final third.

They did find the net once again as Tom Eaves nodded home unmarked though Fleetwood were indebted to the offside flag as that effort was ruled out.

Fleetwood are 15th in the division, while Gillingham climb to 17th.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 12BolgerSubstituted forPondat 70'minutes
  • 38CargillBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSowerbyat 45'minutes
  • 2Coyle
  • 8Dempsey
  • 18Glendon
  • 4O'NeillSubstituted forHunterat 45'minutes
  • 3Bell
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 6Pond
  • 9Burns
  • 13Maguire
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Schwabl
  • 28Sowerby

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forHessenthalerat 39'minutes
  • 28Clare
  • 33Byrne
  • 11Martin
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 81'minutes
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 19Nugent
  • 21List
  • 24Cundle
  • 26Arnold
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
2,088

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Gillingham 2.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Tom Eaves.

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sean Clare.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nathan Pond replaces Cian Bolger because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Josh Parker.

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Clare (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Sean Clare (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Aiden O'Neill.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 22nd December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan21153342123048
2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Peterborough229583634232
9Oxford Utd228773527831
10Rotherham2293103632430
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Blackpool227692730-327
14Oldham227693640-427
15Fleetwood2376103137-627
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17Gillingham236892225-326
18MK Dons226882532-726
19Doncaster2266102227-524
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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