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Gillingham 3-0 Fleetwood Town

Tom Eaves scored a double as Gillingham continued their revival with an impressive victory against Fleetwood.

Eaves bagged a brilliant brace after Brandon Hanlan grabbed the opening goal to condemn Joey Barton to his heaviest league defeat as a manager at Priestfield.

Gillingham have now recorded successive home wins and scored seven goals without replay after a recent four-game winless run in all competitions.

Hanlan handed the hosts a deserved lead after 11 minutes by cutting off a defender's backpass to open the scoring.

Eaves doubled the advantage with his 10th goal of an already fruitful campaign when he was superbly found by Darren Oldaker before controlling the ball and lashing home.

The rout was completed 10 minutes after the restart as Eaves grabbed his second.

Fleetwood were caught on the break with Connor Ogilvie finding Eaves to slot home and secure the points.

The visitors continued to put until the end but failed to grab a consolation.

Paddy Madden rattled the crossbar with eight minutes left with a crisp volley before the striker fired over right at the death as the Cod Army slumped to their third successive away league defeat.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Fuller
  • 16BinghamSubstituted forOgilvieat 45'minutes
  • 20Oldaker
  • 33ByrneBooked at 30mins
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forParrettat 76'minutes
  • 9EavesBooked at 88mins
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Parrett
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 19Simpson
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie

Fleetwood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 76mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 20Morgan
  • 26HusbandSubstituted forMaddenat 34'minutes
  • 29Sheron
  • 4HoltSubstituted forDempseyat 69'minutes
  • 23Wallace
  • 22Hunter
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forLongat 67'minutes
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 8Dempsey
  • 12Bolger
  • 14Long
  • 16Jones
  • 17Madden
  • 19Jones
  • 27Biggins
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,916

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

  5. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

  9. Booking

    Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

  15. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

  20. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Accrington177732119228
7Coventry178452018228
8Charlton167452420425
9Doncaster177462524125
10Walsall167451922-325
11Fleetwood176562419523
12Southend177282122-123
13Blackpool155731715222
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham165382628-218
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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