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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons

John Sheridan managed to end Fleetwood's eight-game losing spree as his first match in charge finished in a draw with fellow strugglers MK Dons.

A crucial three points still eludes the Lancashire club but just days after taking over the hotseat from Uwe Rosler, Sheridan saw his team fight back to stay one point above the League One relegation zone.

It was not the best start for the new Town head coach as his side fell behind in the 20th minute.

Fleetwood have conceded the most goals from outside the box in the whole division and once again Alex Cairns found himself picking the ball out of the net as Robbie Muirhead curled home.

Town forward Conor McAleny rattled the woodwork seconds later but the home faithful had to wait until the 54th minute to see their side level as Ashley Hunter pounced and rifled the ball home.

McAleny had numerous chances to win it for the hosts late on but the in-form Lee Nicholls kept him at bay.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 13Maguire
  • 8Dempsey
  • 18Glendon
  • 16DiagouragaSubstituted forBigginsat 69'minutes
  • 22Hunter
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 88'minutes
  • 10McAlenyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 6Pond
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 11Grant
  • 19Jones
  • 27Biggins

MK Dons

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Nicholls
  • 5Wootton
  • 15Ward
  • 3Lewington
  • 2Williams
  • 25BrittainSubstituted forMcGrandlesat 88'minutes
  • 8Cissé
  • 16Muirhead
  • 20Tymon
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forAgardat 77'minutes
  • 27Ugbo

Substitutes

  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 18McGrandles
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 21Nesbitt
  • 22Rasulo
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
2,773

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, MK Dons 1.

  3. Booking

    Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

  5. Post update

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Conor McGrandles replaces Callum Brittain.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Paddy Madden.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Ike Ugbo (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Kieran Agard replaces Chuks Aneke.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Nicholls.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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