Date: 30th September 2015 at 4:45pm
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Gillingham went into the game with Fleetwood on Tuesday with Gills boss Justin Edinburgh saying he was ‘seeking home comforts.’ You could say this happened at Priestfield after a five-one mauling of Fleetwood, which has cost Cod Army boss Graham Alexander his job as he was sacked today!

A reaction to back-to-back away defeats was certainly seen by Gillingham with the unbeaten, in fact 100% home record, maintained with the thrashing of Fleetwood wasn’t it, which came despite Bobby Grant curling the visitors ahead with an early freekick.

Rory Donnelly scored twice, either side of other goals from Chelsea loanee Jordan Houghton and John Egan, to have Gillingham four-one up by half time and in control of the game, with it basically all but won in fact!

Cody McDonald made up for his weekend penalty miss with the fifth late on just two-minutes after coming on with Fleetwood’s misery complete when Eggert Jonsson went for his second bookable offence.

Alexander, who had talked about ‘turning things round’ at the club, was today given his marching orders!

Some one a little more happier, well a lot happier as he still has a job, is Gillingham assistant David Kerslake with this his reaction.

He’s spoken about ‘the great character’ shown as the Gills came back from the defeats against Colchester and Barnsley, which he didn’t think both were deserving defeats, and a deficit in this one.

Kerslake also, among others things, feels there’s ‘plenty more to come’ from the squad this season.



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