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Gillingham 2-3 Fleetwood Town

Kyle Dempsey's injury-time winner kept Fleetwood's automatic promotion hopes alive after they twice came from behind to win against Gillingham.

An unfortunate own goal from Alex Cairns and Rory Donnelly's effort looked to have secured three points for the Gills, but Fleetwood battled back to clinch victory courtesy of goals from Ashley Hunter, David Ball and Dempsey.

The hosts took the lead when defender Zesh Rehman headed an effort against the post from a Lee Martin corner and it went in via Cairns.

Town struck back in the 54th minute after a defensive error saw Hunter collect the ball 18 yards out and drill a low shot into the bottom corner.

Donnelly then restored his side's lead on the hour mark as his deflected free-kick fortunately dribbled into Cairns' goal.

But the visitors responded again through Ball in the 79th minute before Dempsey's first-time strike with seconds remaining clinched victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 30Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 31Rehman
  • 2Jackson
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 44Wright
  • 14MartinSubstituted forOsadebeat 81'minutes
  • 19Parker
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forCornickat 79'minutes
  • 9DonnellyBooked at 63minsSubstituted forCundleat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Herd
  • 16Osadebe
  • 21List
  • 24Cundle
  • 34Cornick
  • 36Mbo

Fleetwood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Cairns
  • 5EasthamSubstituted forColeat 70'minutes
  • 6PondBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBolgerat 45'minutes
  • 37Davies
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 34DempseyBooked at 90mins
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forBurnsat 70'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 3Bell
  • 10Ball
  • 22Hunter

Substitutes

  • 4Brannagan
  • 9Burns
  • 12Bolger
  • 15Nirennold
  • 38Schwabl
  • 41Urwin
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
8,760

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 2, Fleetwood Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 2, Fleetwood Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tomas Holy (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Fleetwood Town 3. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Gregory Cundle replaces Rory Donnelly.

  9. Post update

    Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harry Cornick (Gillingham).

  13. Post update

    David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Lee Martin.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 2, Fleetwood Town 2. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cian Bolger following a set piece situation.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Harry Cornick replaces Cody McDonald.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Josh Wright.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd452910689454497
2Bolton4524111065362983
3Fleetwood4523121064432181
4Scunthorpe4523101277532479
5Bradford452018761421978
6Millwall451913136254870
7Southend4519121469531669
8Rochdale451911157061968
9Oxford Utd451991763521166
10Bristol Rovers451812156566-166
11Peterborough451711176259362
12MK Dons451513175657-158
13Walsall441416145053-358
14Charlton451318145753457
15Wimbledon451317155255-356
16Northampton451410216073-1352
17Oldham451216173144-1352
18Shrewsbury451312204661-1551
19Bury451311216172-1150
20Gillingham451213205979-2049
21Port Vale441112214470-2645
22Swindon451111234463-1944
23Coventry45912243665-2939
24Chesterfield45910264175-3437
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