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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Ipswich Town

Fleetwood extended their impressive run under Simon Grayson as they saw off League One play-off hopefuls Ipswich 2-0.

Callum Connolly and Gerard Garner were on target for the hosts as they stretched their unbeaten run to six matches.

Fleetwood went in front in the ninth minute when skipper Connolly rose highest to head home direct from James Hill's long throw-in.

Minutes later Sam Finley almost made it two when he fired narrowly wide from 20 yards, before Garner saw a deflected shot divert just off target as the hosts dominated the early stages.

Ipswich finally grabbed a foothold in the game and Kayden Jackson flicked a low cross from Gwion Edwards into the side-netting.

Garner forced Tomas Holy into a fine save just before the break.

Kyle Vassell twice went close to doubling Fleetwood's lead in the early stages of the second period.

The second goal arrived in the 57th minute as Garner fired home left-footed from 18 yards after meeting Vassell's tidy pass.

Ipswich sub Stephen Ward went closest to halving the deficit when he was thwarted by a brilliant Alex Cairns save.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21CairnsBooked at 90mins
  • 33Hill
  • 4Connolly
  • 32Holgate
  • 7Burns
  • 24BattyBooked at 80mins
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forBigginsat 79'minutes
  • 23FinleySubstituted forMorrisat 85'minutes
  • 3Andrew
  • 29GarnerSubstituted forSaundersat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Vassell

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 8Duffy
  • 11Morris
  • 20Saunders
  • 27Biggins
  • 35Rydel
  • 39Morris

Ipswich

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Holy
  • 4Chambers
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Wilson
  • 30KenlockSubstituted forWardat 66'minutes
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHarropat 45'minutes
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forBishopat 81'minutes
  • 23Dozzell
  • 18Judge
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forDrinanat 67'minutes
  • 40ParrottSubstituted forLankesterat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ward
  • 14Lankester
  • 15Bishop
  • 17Bennetts
  • 25Drinan
  • 28Cornell
  • 33Harrop
Referee:
Gavin Ward

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Ipswich Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Andre Dozzell with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Tomas Holy tries a through ball, but Aaron Drinan is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Gerard Garner.

  11. Booking

    Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Wilson.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Ipswich Town. Andre Dozzell tries a through ball, but Stephen Ward is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Batty following a corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Sam Finley.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Teddy Bishop.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gerard Garner (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harrison Biggins.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Cole Skuse.

  20. Booking

    Daniel Batty (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

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1Hull362151061293268
2Peterborough34205954312365
3Lincoln City351871053371661
4Sunderland331612551262560
5Doncaster33175115142956
6Charlton361510115248455
7Ipswich34166123835354
8Oxford Utd341581149391053
9Gillingham36165155147453
10Portsmouth341571249371252
11Fleetwood3613111241301150
12Blackpool32148103729850
13Accrington33148114641550
14MK Dons36139145251148
15Crewe35139134346-348
16Plymouth36129154558-1345
17Shrewsbury321012103637-142
18Burton34118154457-1341
19Bristol Rovers3597193656-2034
20Wigan3597193861-2334
21Northampton3589183152-2133
22Wimbledon34711163357-2432
23Rochdale35710184364-2131
24Swindon3594224165-2431
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