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Fleetwood Town 3-1 Accrington Stanley

Fleetwood moved back into the League Two play-off places with a convincing win against strugglers Accrington.

Jon Parkin fired the hosts ahead early and David Ball made it 2-0 after the break, slotting home on the back post after good work from Antoni Sarcevic.

Kayode Odejayi then gave the visitors late hope with his header from a Josh Windass free-kick.

But Daniel Carr netted his first goal for the club six minutes into injury time to secure maximum points for Town.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We wanted to get back on track after the previous two league games and we did that well today.

"We played the game we wanted to play and we looked really solid, which was important.

"We looked a good threat at the other end and to get all three strikers scoring is fantastic because they've had a tough time of late."

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We keep giving teams starts in games and we gave Fleetwood a two-goal start. It was 65 minutes before we started playing.

"The conditions were horrendous and they played the conditions better than we did.

"Jon Parkin adds quality and his goal was first-class. He was maybe the difference between the two sides."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 13GoodallBooked at 77mins
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 11Hughes
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forCarrat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Parkin
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forMurdochat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 7Evans
  • 12Brown
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 32Carr
  • 33Lucas

Accrington

  • 22Dawber
  • 16HuntSubstituted forWindassat 33'minutes
  • 3LiddleBooked at 77mins
  • 8Richardson
  • 6WinnardBooked at 70mins
  • 5Aldred
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forHatfieldat 66'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Odejayi
  • 2Murphy
  • 11NaismithSubstituted forMcCartanat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,446

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Accrington Stanley 1. Daniel Carr (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stewart Murdoch with a cross.

Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Daniel Carr (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Daniel Carr replaces David Ball.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Windass with a cross.

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Steven Schumacher.

Booking

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Kal Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe24128436241244
2Burton2412662722542
3Chesterfield23118433191441
4Southend2412573021941
5Rochdale2412483531440
6Oxford Utd23108534211338
7Fleetwood2312293729838
8Newport2210753022837
9Morecambe25105102933-435
10Dag & Red249783128334
11Cheltenham248973133-233
12Plymouth249692225-333
13Exeter239593031-132
14Hartlepool248792728-131
15Wimbledon237792427-328
16Bury246993030027
17Wycombe227692929027
18Mansfield2468102533-826
19Portsmouth2468102938-926
20York2451092731-425
21Accrington2467112634-825
22Bristol Rovers2358102025-523
23Torquay2457122439-1522
24Northampton2347121730-1319
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