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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Gillingham

James Husband spared Fleetwood's blushes as his stoppage-time free-kick salvaged a draw against Gillingham.

Joey Barton's men are ninth, six points off the play-offs, whilst Gillingham are just three points above relegation.

Gillingham stopper Tomas Holy had a heart-in-mouth moment early on when he fumbled Husband's cross - but he retrieved the ball before Paddy Madden could take advantage.

Ash Hunter smashed a strike over after Ched Evans' free-kick hit the wall and on the half-hour, Evans forced Holy into a decent save to keep the game goalless.

The best chance of the half fell to Hunter, whose low effort was well saved by Holy after he was played in by Madden.

Huge claims for a Fleetwood penalty were waved away when Lewis Coyle was brought down by Leonardo Lopes.

With 20 minutes left Brandon Hanlan squandered a great chance for the visitors as he struck wide from close range after being found by Barry Fuller.

Elliott List nodded a great chance wide but Tom Eaves made no mistake as he diverted Fuller's far post cross into the bottom corner with seven minutes reamining

However, Husband's fantastic free-kick earned the Cod Army a point.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 7Burns
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Souttar
  • 26Husband
  • 2CoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 29SheronSubstituted forNadesanat 63'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9EvansBooked at 45mins
  • 22HunterSubstituted forGarnerat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Holt
  • 16Jones
  • 24Nadesan
  • 27Biggins
  • 34Garner
  • 35Rydel
  • 41Holgate

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 12Fuller
  • 8ParrettBooked at 45mins
  • 33Byrne
  • 10Burke
  • 17Da Silva LopesBooked at 52mins
  • 9Eaves
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 13Reilly
  • 14Campbell
  • 15List
  • 21King
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
3,019

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Gillingham 1.

Booking

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

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Graham Burke (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Gillingham 1. James Husband (Fleetwood Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

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

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Gillingham 1. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barry Fuller.

Attempt missed. Elliott List (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Wes Burns.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Wes Burns.

Attempt blocked. Gerard Garner (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gerard Garner replaces Ashley Hunter.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Nathan Sheron.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Graham Burke (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Husband (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley352010562283470
3Sunderland341814261322968
4Portsmouth351811660372365
5Charlton35179951351660
6Doncaster341510960431755
7Peterborough351510105648855
8Coventry35148133838050
9Fleetwood351310124637949
10Blackpool341212103433148
11Burton351111134241144
12Wycombe351110144452-843
13Southend35125184448-441
14Accrington331011123444-1041
15Plymouth35118164556-1141
16Scunthorpe35118164260-1841
17Shrewsbury35913133845-740
18Gillingham35117174658-1240
19Oxford Utd35912144353-1039
20Walsall35109163755-1839
21Bristol Rovers34910153537-237
22Rochdale3597194274-3234
23Bradford3596203960-2133
24Wimbledon3586212853-2530
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