Antoni Sarcevic netted a first-half brace to set Fleetwood up for a convincing win over Torquay.

The summer signing powered a header past goalkeeper Martin Rice from a Junior Brown cross to open the scoring, and then rifled a second from 20 yards.

Jamille Matt trickled the ball through heavy traffic for the hosts' third, before substitute Elliot Benyon thumped in from a rare Gulls attack.

Fleetwood responded with Matty Blair scrambling home a David Ball cross.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's only comfortable when you work as hard as we did. The tempo we set at the start of the game set the standard for the whole 90 minutes.

"We got a good lead and kept it, although I'm disappointed to concede a goal at the end.

"It's great to see the lads arguing in the changing room afterwards about conceding a goal, which is a great sign."

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fleetwood 4-1 Torquay FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Sarcevic 10
  • Sarcevic 37
  • Matt 62
  • Blair 90+1
  • Benyon 89

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 03 Howell
  • 06 Pond
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 11 Hughes yellow card
  • 18 Sarcevic (Murdoch 81)
  • 07 Evans (Blair 90)
  • 10 Matt (Ball 81)
  • 12 Brown

Substitutes

  • 33 Lucas,
  • 05 Roberts,
  • 14 Hogan,
  • 04 Murdoch,
  • 17 Blair,
  • 09 Parkin,
  • 23 Ball

Torquay

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce
  • 07 Mansell yellow card
  • 08 Harding yellow card
  • 11 Cameron (Sullivan 68)
  • 12 Chapell
  • 09 Hawley (Benyon 68)
  • 16 Ball

Substitutes

  • 33 Thompson,
  • 20 Craig,
  • 21 Cruise,
  • 06 Lathrope,
  • 15 Thompson,
  • 31 Sullivan,
  • 26 Benyon
Ref: DrysdaleAtt: 2,426
FLEETWOOD
TORQUAY

Possession

  • Fleetwood 47%
  • Torquay 53%

Attempts on target

  • Fleetwood 9
  • Torquay 1

Attempts off target

  • Fleetwood 12
  • Torquay 6

Corners

  • Fleetwood 9
  • Torquay 13

Fouls

  • Fleetwood 10
  • Torquay 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:11 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:56 Martin Rice takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:47 The referee blows for offside.
  • 90:00+1:47 Jordan Chapell takes a shot. Nathan Pond gets a block in.
  • 90:00+1:30 Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+0:36 Assist by David Ball.
  • 90:00+0:36 GOAL - Matty BlairFleetwood Town 4 - 1 Torquay Matty Blair scores with their right foot. Fleetwood Town 4-1 Torquay.
  • 89:45 Substitution (Fleetwood Town) makes a substitution, with Matty Blair coming on for Gareth Evans.
  • 88:54 GOAL - Elliot BenyonFleetwood Town 3 - 1 Torquay Elliot Benyon slots the ball right footed into the goal. Fleetwood Town 3-1 Torquay.
  • 87:32 Clearance made by Jeff Hughes.
  • 87:27 Corner taken by Lee Mansell from the left by-line.
  • 86:13 Clearance by Nathan Pond.
  • 86:11 Corner taken by Ben Harding.
  • 85:26 Shot by Daniel Sullivan missed to the left of the target.
  • 84:13 The ball is sent over by Stewart Murdoch.
  • 82:04 Lee Mansell makes a clearance.
  • 82:01 Centre by Stewart Murdoch.
  • 81:38 Clearance by Krystian Pearce.
  • 81:33 Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:11 Aaron Downes concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Evans.
  • 80:43 Martin Rice takes the free kick.
  • 80:13 Substitution (Fleetwood Town) makes a substitution, with Stewart Murdoch coming on for Antoni Sarcevic.
  • 80:03 Substitution Jamille Matt goes off and David Ball comes on.
  • 79:43 Jamille Matt concedes a free kick for a foul on Krystian Pearce.
  • 77:46 Lee Mansell takes the free kick.
  • 77:39 Gareth Evans challenges Lee Mansell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 77:25 Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:21 The ball is delivered by Steven Schumacher.
  • 77:14 Lee Mansell makes a clearance.
  • 77:09 Free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
  • 76:54 Aaron Downes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamille Matt.
  • 75:26 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lee Mansell and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 74:43 Antoni Sarcevic challenges Callum Ball unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 74:30 Clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 74:27 Corner taken by Lee Mansell from the left by-line.
  • 74:02 Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.
  • 73:45 Scott Davies manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:37 The ball is crossed by Jordan Chapell.
  • 72:40 Clearance by Nathan Pond.
  • 72:37 A cross is delivered by Daniel Sullivan.
  • 69:41 Jeff Hughes is caught offside.
  • 69:19 Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance.
  • 69:15 Jeff Hughes produces a cross.
  • 67:57 Scott Davies takes the free kick.
  • 67:46 Substitution Elliot Benyon comes on in place of Karl Hawley.
  • 67:26 Substitution Daniel Sullivan on for Courtney Cameron.
  • 67:01 Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Howell.
  • 65:29 Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:05 Clearance by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 65:01 Ben Harding crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 64:33 Dale Tonge fouled by Jamille Matt, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 63:36 Shot by Jeff Hughes. Blocked by Krystian Pearce.
  • 61:51 GOAL - Jamille MattFleetwood Town 3 - 0 Torquay Jamille Matt grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Fleetwood Town 3-0 Torquay.
  • 61:39 Corner taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 60:56 Centre by Callum Ball.
  • 58:44 Jamille Matt manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:38 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding.
  • 55:34 Nathan Pond makes a clearance.
  • 55:31 Jordan Chapell produces a cross.
  • 54:56 Junior Brown crosses the ball.
  • 54:16 Corner taken by Ben Harding.
  • 52:40 Junior Brown takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 52:20 Steven Schumacher has an effort at goal.
  • 52:12 Ryan Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:49 Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher.
  • 51:06 Free kick crossed by Ben Harding.
  • 50:35 Booking
  • 50:35 Jeff Hughes goes into the book.
  • 50:30 Jeff Hughes challenges Jordan Chapell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 50:24 Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:21 The ball is sent over by Dale Tonge.
  • 49:49 The official flags Karl Hawley offside.
  • 49:41 Conor McLaughlin makes a clearance.
  • 49:33 Corner taken by Ben Harding.
  • 49:09 Dean Howell manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:59 Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.
  • 48:32 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Harding.
  • 47:54 Shot by Ryan Cresswell missed to the left of the target.
  • 47:52 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 47:38 Shot by Ryan Cresswell. Martin Rice parries the effort to safety.
  • 47:30 Corner taken by Gareth Evans from the right by-line.
  • 47:11 Clearance made by Martin Rice.
  • 47:07 A cross is delivered by Junior Brown.
  • 46:51 Centre by Jeff Hughes.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:28 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+2:24 Nathan Pond manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+2:18 Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.
  • 45:00+0:35 Lee Mansell sends in a cross.
  • 45:00+0:26 Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.
  • 43:06 Free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
  • 43:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on Steven Schumacher.
  • 42:39 Jeff Hughes takes the free kick.
  • 42:12 Jeff Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Hawley.
  • 40:00 Header at goal by Jeff Hughes to the left of the net.
  • 39:53 Conor McLaughlin crosses the ball.
  • 39:41 Conor McLaughlin delivers the ball.
  • 39:28 Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.
  • 39:25 The ball is sent over by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 39:06 Steven Schumacher has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
  • 38:45 Clearance made by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 38:40 Junior Brown produces a cross.
  • 38:28 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 36:48 The assist for the goal came from Jeff Hughes.
  • 36:48 GOAL - Antoni SarcevicFleetwood Town 2 - 0 Torquay Antoni Sarcevic scores with a left foot finish. Fleetwood Town 2-0 Torquay.
  • 35:40 Gareth Evans produces a cross.
  • 35:16 Free kick taken by Scott Davies.
  • 35:06 Callum Ball gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes.
  • 34:53 Free kick crossed by Ben Harding.
  • 34:37 Foul by Dean Howell on Jordan Chapell, free kick awarded.
  • 32:26 The ball is delivered by Courtney Cameron.
  • 31:26 Free kick crossed by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 31:14 Conor McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Courtney Cameron.
  • 30:28 Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Martin Rice catches the ball.
  • 30:21 Junior Brown takes the free kick.
  • 29:34 Lee Mansell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 29:34 Booking
  • 29:31 Junior Brown fouled by Lee Mansell, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 28:55 Corner taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 28:42 Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:31 The ball is sent over by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 28:18 Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.
  • 27:56 Booking for Ben Harding for unsporting behaviour.
  • 27:56 Booking
  • 27:47 Ben Harding challenges Antoni Sarcevic unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 27:31 Clearance by Antoni Sarcevic.
  • 27:26 Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:08 Conor McLaughlin challenges Courtney Cameron unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 26:18 Jamille Matt takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
  • 25:20 Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.
  • 24:50 Jordan Chapell takes a shot.
  • 22:57 Aaron Downes takes the free kick.
  • 22:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Downes by Antoni Sarcevic.
  • 19:51 Clearance by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 19:46 The ball is swung over by Gareth Evans.
  • 19:16 Clearance by Aaron Downes.
  • 19:09 Conor McLaughlin takes the free kick.
  • 18:53 Callum Ball gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antoni Sarcevic.
  • 17:55 Conor McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:49 Courtney Cameron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin.
  • 17:12 Header by Jamille Matt misses right.
  • 17:06 Steven Schumacher crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 16:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamille Matt by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 11:37 Lee Mansell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ryan Cresswell gets a block in.
  • 11:09 Header by Jamille Matt goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 11:02 Corner from the right by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 10:35 Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance.
  • 10:25 Antoni Sarcevic sends in a cross.
  • 9:29 The assist for the goal came from Junior Brown.
  • 9:29 GOAL - Antoni SarcevicFleetwood Town 1 - 0 Torquay Antoni Sarcevic scores. Fleetwood Town 1-0 Torquay.
  • 9:25 Junior Brown crosses the ball.
  • 9:21 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 9:10 Chance falls to Jeff Hughes who heads at goal. Martin Rice parries the ball away.
  • 9:02 A cross is delivered by Junior Brown.
  • 8:48 Jamille Matt gets a header at goal. Martin Rice parries the effort to safety.
  • 8:43 Free kick taken by Jeff Hughes.
  • 8:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antoni Sarcevic by Ben Harding.
  • 7:13 Callum Ball has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 7:05 Courtney Cameron crosses the ball.
  • 6:05 Martin Rice takes the free kick.
  • 5:50 Jamille Matt is ruled offside.
  • 5:30 Header at goal by Jamille Matt goes over the bar.
  • 5:26 Junior Brown sends in a cross.
  • 5:22 Corner taken by Jeff Hughes.
  • 5:04 Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Blocked by Krystian Pearce.
  • 4:43 Steven Schumacher takes a shot and hits the post.
  • 2:28 The official flags Jamille Matt offside.
  • 2:21 Ryan Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:11 Karl Hawley challenges Conor McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 1:31 Shot by Gareth Evans cleared the net.
  • 1:21 Clearance by Aaron Downes.
  • 1:04 Corner taken by Gareth Evans.
  • 0:53 Dale Tonge manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:35 Dean Howell crosses the ball.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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