March 30, 2013
Leaders held by Cod Army
A brace from record signing Jamille Matt helped Fleetwood to a vital point in a 2-2 draw with table-topping Gillingham.
Martin Allen's side looked in for an easy ride when they took the lead after just three minutes. Nathan Pond gifted the ball to Callum Davies who set up Danny Kedwell to apply an expert finish for his 14th goal of the campaign.
But Fleetwood refused to roll over and equalised just after the half-hour mark. Junior Brown's cross was headed against the crossbar by Gareth Evans but Matt was perfectly placed to nod home the follow up.
The Gills regained the lead before the break, Charlie Allen with a free header past Scott Davies in the home goal.
Fleetwood were far from buried and pulled level again with just over 20 minutes remaining. Brown forced his way through a crowded area and Matt got the final touch.
The hosts pressed for a winner, with Evans, Matt and Barry Nicholson all going close.
And Kedwell could have snatched a late victory for Gillingham but his header from Charlie Allen's free-kick was turned around the post by Davies.
|1 Scott Davies||1 Stuart Nelson|
|13 Alan Goodall||26 Adam Barrett|
|12 Junior Brown||6 Leon Legge|
|2 Shaun Beesley||3 Joseph Martin|
|27 Ryan Edwards||2 Matt Fish|
|11 Barry Nicholson||15 Callum Davies|
|18 Jamie McGuire||10 Anton Robinson|
|32 Gareth Evans||7 Chris Whelpdale|
|4 Anthony Barry||14 Charlie Allen|
|6 Nathan Pond||17 Adam Birchall|
|10 Jamille Matt||9 Danny Kedwell|
|33 David Lucas||Tommy Forecast 21|
|15 Conor McLaughlin||Danny East 5|
|37 Paul McKenna||Steven Gregory 28|
|24 Ryan Crowther||Myles Weston 24|
|9 Jon Parkin||Deon Burton 20|
|14 Andrew Mangan||Josh Hare 34|
|5 Jean-Michel Fontaine||Sam Muggleton 37|
|Jon Parkin for Anthony Barry (60)||Myles Weston for Adam Birchall (62)|
|Andrew Mangan for Gareth Evans (84)||Deon Burton for Chris Whelpdale (78)|
|Barry Nicholson (48)|
|Jamie McGuire (86)|
|Andrew Mangan (90)|
|· Squads: Fleetwood Town | Gillingham|