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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Gillingham 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, Fleetwood Town 0.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Foul by Elliott List (Gillingham).

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

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

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

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

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Dean Parrett replaces Regan Charles-Cook.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces Jason Holt.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Chris Long replaces Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Sheron (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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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