Fleetwood 1-1 Gillingham: James Husband secures draw for Joey Barton's side
Last Updated: 02/03/19 8:45pm
James Husband spared Fleetwood's blushes as his stoppage-time free-kick salvaged a 1-1 draw against Gillingham.
Joey Barton's men are 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 mere minutes left, though, Husband's fantastic free-kick earned the Cod Army a point.