League One
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Fleetwood Town 3-3 Bristol City

Stephen Dobbie

Stephen Dobbie grabbed a late equaliser for Fleetwood Town against League One leaders Bristol City.

Josh Morris put the home side ahead, burying a shot from the edge of the area.

But City's Kieran Agard netted a brace either side of the interval before turning provider for Aaron Wilbraham.

Substitute Jamie Proctor's free header from inside the area pulled one back for the home side before Dobbie equalised 90 seconds from time.

The Cod Army had scored just once in their previous four games before Morris slotted in a ricochet after Danny Williams blocked on the line.

Agard poked in his first for the visitors after a superb cross from Joe Bryan and stabbed in a rebound off Chris Maxwell's leg for his second of the day.

City might have thought the turnaround was complete when Wilbraham converted Agard's header, but Fleetwood began their come-back through Proctor, who nodded in just a minute after coming on as a substitute.

Dobbie's late equaliser, an unstoppable curling effort from the centre of the box, ensured that City left frustrated, despite extending their unbeaten start in League One.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"Four points from six over the period of a week I think is pretty good.

"But we only played for a percentage in the first half and then in the second half, and if you don't play for longer in a game the chances are you will end up drawing.

"At the end of the day they showed really good spirit and came back and got a draw which, over the 90 minutes, they probably deserved.

"Having said that we could have been six up by half-time - we really could have been six goals to the good and then the game is over. However, you're not always going to take your chances."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 33Crainey
  • 6Pond
  • 25Jordan
  • 12Morris
  • 17BlairSubstituted forProctorat 60'minutes
  • 7Evans
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forSarcevicat 72'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forHughesat 72'minutes
  • 9Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Hogan
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 19Proctor
  • 22Hughes

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 22Ayling
  • 2Little
  • 8Elliott
  • 23BryanSubstituted forCunninghamat 90'minutes
  • 7SmithBooked at 80mins
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forPackat 88'minutes
  • 19AgardBooked at 82minsSubstituted forWagstaffat 83'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 20Burns
  • 21Pack
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,700

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Bristol City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Bristol City 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Crainey (Fleetwood Town).

  4. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wade Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  7. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Joe Bryan.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Bristol City 3. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Luke Freeman.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Kieran Agard.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Booking

    Kieran Agard (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Booking

    Korey Smith (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.