A brace from Jamille Matt rescued a point for Fleetwood to keep their playoff hopes alive.
A mistake from Nathan Pond let in Gillingham after just three minutes, Danny Kedwell taking full advantage to fire his side ahead.
But Fleetwood drew level just after the half hour, Junior Brown’s cross headed against the woodwork by Gareth Evans, Jamille Matt lurking at the back post to complete the move.
Fleetwood looked to be comfortable before the break but gave up a soft goal when Joe Martin was allowed space to cross from the left, Charlie Allen applying the finish.
Fleetwood dominanted after the break and grabbed a deserved equaliser when Junior Brown forced his way into the Gills box, calls for a penalty ignored, he kept going Matt taking over to apply the crucial touch