Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Gillingham 2.
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.
- 12BolgerSubstituted forPondat 70'minutes
- 38CargillBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSowerbyat 45'minutes
- 4O'NeillSubstituted forHunterat 45'minutes
- 7WagstaffSubstituted forHessenthalerat 39'minutes
- 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 81'minutes
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
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, 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, 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.