The FA Cup - First Round
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Gloucester City 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Jon Parkin

Fleetwood booked their place in the second round of the FA Cup with victory at Conference North side Gloucester.

David Ball gave the Cod Army an early lead when his tame effort from outside the area beat unsighted Gloucester keeper Mike Green.

Steven Schumacher hit the post from the penalty spot after Ball was tripped.

Gloucester forced a good save from Scott Davies as Tyler Weir burst into the box, but Jon Parkin wrapped up the win by rounding Green and tapping home.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I thought we did well in patches and were frustrating in others.

"You're never going to dominate a game for 90 minutes, no matter who you're playing. To be fair to Gloucester, they gave it a right good go and credit to them.

"We missed a couple of good chances to extend our lead and, if we'd done that, it might have been an easier afternoon for us."

Line-ups

Gloucester City

  • 1Green
  • 2GreenSubstituted forMorfordat 81'minutes
  • 3Weir
  • 5Harris
  • 4Coupe
  • 8Mullings
  • 7GoddardBooked at 61mins
  • 6WebbBooked at 21mins
  • 10WilsonSubstituted forGrovesat 67'minutes
  • 9Edwards
  • 11LiddiardSubstituted forParkerat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Phillips
  • 14Groves
  • 15Morford
  • 16Rawlings
  • 17Turl
  • 18Batten
  • 19Parker

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 15McLaughlin
  • 20Taylor
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 37mins
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 7EvansSubstituted forBrownat 87'minutes
  • 4Murdoch
  • 23BallSubstituted forBlairat 86'minutes
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forParkinat 65'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 11Hughes

Substitutes

  • 9Parkin
  • 12Brown
  • 13Goodall
  • 17Blair
  • 24Crowther
  • 29Dieseruvwe
  • 33Lucas
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
1,183

Match Stats

Home TeamGloucester CityAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away31
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gloucester City 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gloucester City 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stewart Murdoch.

  4. Post update

    Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Parker (Gloucester City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor McLaughlin.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeff Hughes.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Gareth Evans.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces David Ball.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Gloucester City 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stewart Murdoch.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Parkin.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darren Edwards (Gloucester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gloucester City. Will Morford replaces Michael Green.

  15. Post update

    Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Parker (Gloucester City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jack Harris (Gloucester City).

  20. Booking

    Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.