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Cod Army Report: Fleetwood 3 Doncaster 1

3 - 1


18/10/14 - 3:00pm

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The unbeaten home record was something Fleetwood were able to maintain as we found some goalscoring form to beat Doncaster Rovers 3-1 at Highbury on Saturday.

A positive start saw The Cod Army into an early lead when Gareth Evans won the ball off Harry Forrester to give David Ball the chance to cross to Stephen Dobbie, who made no mistake to put us ahead.

Nathan Tyson, who we had on loan last season, quickly drew Doncaster level in fortunate fashion. They do say though that if you don't buy a ticket you'll not win the raffle so his effort that deflected to wrong foot Chris Maxwell follows those thoughts.

Maxwell was in the right place, and wasn't deceived, as Doncaster threatened to take the lead as he kept out a powerful Richie Wellens effort.

Back from international duty Conor McLaughlin played a part in our goal that restored our lead before half time when he picked out Ball who was again the man with the assist with his low cross turned home by Liam McAlinden.

Half Time: Fleetwood 2 Doncaster 1

From six yard you would expect a player of Dobbie's experience and ability to score, which he should have early in the second half, but Doncaster goalkeeper Jed Steer saved.

Tyson went close to equalising again but Maxwell kept out a penalty box scramble.

Steer kept Doncaster in the game, even though Doncaster were causing us problems, with him making fine saves to keep out both Ball and Dobbie.

Ball finally got the rewards he deserved, provider of the first two goals, when he scored our third. Dobbie and McAlinden combined with McAlinden's cross to Ball backheeled into the corner.

Maxwell saved really well again to deny Doncaster a route back into the game again when he saved Kyle Bennett's freekick but it didn't matter, even though Nathan Pond failed to score when he should have when up for a corner.

Full Time: Fleetwood 3 Doncaster 1

The longer we can keep our unbeaten record intact the more confidence we'll continue to have on home soil and this should be carried into away games too, this is a good test to come through.

Some goals being found can also be of benefit too, as we've had well documented problems is scoring these this season.

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Writer:Vital CodArmy
Date:Sunday October 19 2014
Time: 9:08AM

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