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
- Sarcevic 10
- Sarcevic 37
- Matt 62
- Blair 90+1
- Fleetwood 47%
- Torquay 53%
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