Gillingham 2, Fulham 0

Fulham entertain Preston North End tomorrow (Saturday) with the club still reeling from the death of 24-year- old fan Matthew Fox at Gillingham last week.

Fighting between both sets of supporters spilled into the streets outside the ground, soon after a tense hard-fought match.

There is no love lost between these two teams, mainly as a result of a 23-player brawl in a match played on this ground a couple of years ago.

The two goals came from Adi Akinbiyi, who recently turned down an offer to join the Cottagers.

Peter Beardsley had a disappointing first game in a Fulham shirt as his new side failed to manage one goal attempt throughout the 90 minutes.

The first goal came from a bad slip by ex-Gillingham player Neil Smith to allow Akinbiyi to slot the ball past Maik Taylor.

A Matthew Lawrence error in the final minutes allowed Akinbiyi to complete the scoring.

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