December 15, 2012
Alexander's Cod Army draw again
New Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander had to settle for a second consecutive draw after watching his side throw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with npower League Two pacesetters Gillingham.
Town's top scorer Junior Brown gave the visitors the lead after 20 minutes, latching on to to David Ball's shot to divert the ball past Stuart Nelson.
They doubled their advantage eight minutes later, as an unmarked Alan Goodall headed in from Barry Nicholson's inswinging corner.
Gillingham pulled themselves back into game shortly before the break, as Charlie Lee latched on to Charlie Allen's delivery to fire past Scott Davies on 42 minutes.
And only Goodall's heroics prevented Romain Vincelot from blazing home an equaliser deep into first-half stoppage time.
The hosts were buoyed by the introduction of Myles Weston after the break, and after Lee and Danny Kedwell came close to levelling the scores, it was the substitute who finished from close range to tie the match.
Neither side looked like getting a winner, although Brown thought he had given Town all three points late on, only to see his effort ruled out for offside.
|1 Stuart Nelson||1 Scott Davies|
|12 Andy Frampton||3 Dean Howell|
|26 Adam Barrett||13 Alan Goodall|
|3 Joseph Martin||25 Robert Atkinson|
|30 Roman Vincelot||2 Shaun Beesley|
|2 Matt Fish||11 Barry Nicholson|
|8 Charlie Lee||8 Jamie Milligan|
|4 Jack Payne||12 Junior Brown|
|14 Charlie Allen||27 Alex Marrow|
|20 Deon Burton||19 Steven Gillespie|
|9 Danny Kedwell||26 David Ball|
|21 Tommy Forecast||Chris Maxwell 16|
|11 Danny Jackman||Steve McNulty 5|
|15 Callum Davies||Curtis Obeng 35|
|24 Myles Weston||Damien Johnson 20|
|16 Lewis Montrose||Jamie McGuire 18|
|10 Ben Strevens||Alex Titchiner 17|
|17 Adam Birchall||Tom Barkhuizen 32|
|Myles Weston for Deon Burton (46)||Damien Johnson for Jamie Milligan (64)|
|Lewis Montrose for Charlie Lee (87)||Jamie McGuire for Steven Gillespie (75)|
|Ben Strevens for Charlie Allen (90)||Alex Titchiner for David Ball (87)|
|Charlie Lee (37)||Steven Gillespie (26)|
|Charlie Allen (45)|
|· Squads: Gillingham | Fleetwood Town|