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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Plymouth Argyle

15 March 2019

Fleetwood Town will welcome Plymouth Argyle to Highbury on Saturday afternoon in a Sky Bet League one fixture, and we have all you need to know in our preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town vs. Plymouth Argyle

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 16th March 2019

Kick-off: 15:00pm (BST)

Match Officials: John Busby (Referee), Gareth Mellor and David Avent (Assistants), David Richardson (Fourth Official).

Fleetwood Town

Last five results in all competitions- L L D W L

League position: 10th with 49 points

Clubs top goal scorer: Paddy Madden 18 goals (in all competitions)

Fleetwood Town sit in 10th place in the league and have lost their last two games, with the latest result being an unlucky 2-1 defeat to Coventry on Tuesday evening.

Ashely Nadesan looked very sharp in this game and it is clear to see to the supporters that the 24 year old is getting back to full fitness. I’m sure the striker will be looking to secure a place in the starting 11 after a positive performance on Saturday.

Getting back to winning ways is vital for Fleetwood at the weekend with there still being an outside chance of a play-off position.

Plymouth Argyle

Last five results in all competitions: L D L W D

League position: 12th with 45 points

Top goal scorer: Freddie Ladapo 16 goals (in all competitions)

The pilgrims sit 12th on 45 points in the Sky Bet League One table, four points behind the hosts on 49 points. Derek Adams will be looking to carry on momentum from their last fixture after his team’s last gasp 2-1 win against Shrewsbury on Tuesday evening.

The visitors have been in inconsistent form coming into the game as they have only won two of their last eight matches but their last result being a 2-1 win on Tuesday night against fellow relegation strugglers Shrewsbury.

Derek Adams side sit 5 points above the relegation zone, and have tough games coming up with fixtures against Charlton, Doncaster and Barnsley in their next six matches so a win is vital in this game.

Last time the two sides met

On the 24th of November, the two sides met at Home Park. With a first half of chances for both sides, it was Plymouth that came out victorious in this fixture. The Plymouth top goal scorer Freddie Ladapo settled the game on the day with his two goals being the difference between the two sides - even after Alex Cairns made a number of good saves to deny his team in the first half. Paddy Madden scored a late consolation goal for the visitors, on a day to forget for the Cod Army.

One to Watch

A player that Fleetwood Town need to watch is striker Freddie Ladapo. The striker has been in red hot form this season netting 16 goals in all competitions. The 26-year-old - who has netted three goals in his last four games - started his career at E Thurrock before signing a professional contract with Colchester in 2012.

After a young Ladapo failed to make a big enough impact at the U’s, numerous loan deals and free transfers followed, with him going on loan moves to Oldham and Shrewsbury before Plymouth signed him on a free transfer from Southend in July 2018.

This has been the season where the striker has made his mark on the division, and it didn’t take long to secure himself as a fans favourite at the club with his impressive goal record. The Fleetwood Town defenders will have to be sharp to not give the lively striker a chance at goal in this game.

Clint Hill

“If you win two or three games you can never know what happens. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to do that enough this season but while the points are still there you have to aim for them.

I think they play a good style of football so it will be a difficult game, but we are at home and we know if we play to our potential we will give anyone a good game in this division.

 The young lads have came in and responded really well in training. They have caught the gaffer’s eye and rightly so have been included in the first team. We want to promote from within and now it is up to the young lads to take their chance.

“You have got to win the battles and territory first and then hopefully our quality will come through. We have to execute our plan on Saturday and try and get all three points.”

Derek Adams  

“We have done really well at home, and away from home as well we have been able pick up some good wins and draws. The confidence throughout the group is very good.

“Fleetwood are in the top half of the table, not far ahead of us. We played well against them down here (Argyle won 2-1 at Home Park in November). They are a very good footballing side with a number of exciting players especially in attack.

“They have got a good way of playing about their system. They play 4-3-3 and have been able to string a number of very good results together.

“We will enjoy going away to Fleetwood. It’s tight venue but the way that our players are playing they will look forward to going there.”

Ticket Information

Fleetwood Town fans who haven’t yet purchased their tickets for the match can still buy theirs online, over the phone or at either of our club shops at Highbury or Poolfoot Farm. With Joey Barton’s side looking for a much needed win, you can play your part by being in the stands, cheering on the lads! Click HERE to buy yours today!

Adults - From £22

Senior / Students - From £17

Under 16’s - From £7

Under 5’s - FREE

For more information about the fixture, or to purchase tickets, supporters can call 01253 775080, or visit the club shop at Highbury Stadium.

Betting Odds

If you fancy Fleetwood Town to get three points against Plymouth Argyle this Saturday at Highbury you can get odds of 10/11.

For Plymouth to pick up their second consecutive win in the league, the odds are 29/10. A draw between the two sides is 23/10.

For the goal scorer for Fleetwood on Tuesday night (Ched Evans), to score again this weekend, the odds are 6/4.

There are more odds on the official Sky Bet website HERE. Please bet and gamble responsibly.


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Match Reports

Holt and Hunter fire the Cod Army to victory over Plymouth

16 March 2019

Fleetwood Town left Highbury Stadium victorious after a 2-0 win against Plymouth Argyle in torrential conditions on the Fylde Coast.

An inspired performance in the second half saw Fleetwood get the three points after what was an open first half.

Jason Holt got the scoring underway with his first Sky Bet League One goal of this season’s campaign, before substitute Ash Hunter slotted in the second to ensure victory for the Cod Army.

It was Fleetwood who had the first chance of the game after Paddy Madden was able to steal the ball from Niall Canavan and get in behind the Plymouth defence. The Irishman, however, could only force Matt Macey into making a low save.

Town continued the early pressure and threatened again this time from Jack Sowerby’s corner. Ched Evans’ header at goal was blocked by Yann Songo’o before Ryan Rydel’s effort from outside the box was blocked on its way through to goal.

Plymouth responded well and came close themselves with two chances in quick succession. Graham Carey was able to drive forwards into the box, but his effort was hit high and wide.

Shortly afterwards, Alex Cairns was forced into making a routine save after Freddie Ladapo’s effort at the near post.

The Cod Army had another chance on goal after some great play led to a Ross Wallace effort that was fired at goal but again it was blocked, this time by Ryan Edwards.

It was quite an open game after the first thirty minutes with both sides still looking to find an opener, in what were horrific conditions on the Fylde coast, but it was all square heading into the break.

Argyle got the second half underway, but it was Fleetwood Town who were able to create yet another opportunity. Evans teed up striker partner Madden, who saw his shot get deflected away from danger.

Rydel got his first start for Fleetwood and was showing his quality throughout. The youngster picked the ball up just inside his own half before driving forwards and delivering a brilliant cross, unfortunately no one could get on the end of it, much to the frustration of Town's head coach.

Town kept on creating and it was Wes Burns who tested Macey this time after some great play down the left between Rydel and Madden, with the latter providing Burns with the opportunity.

Plymouth reacted well to the pressure and kept possession well but were finding it difficult to break down the solid Fleetwood defence.

It wasn’t long though before the Cod Army had another chance and this time it was slotted home! Madden’s low cross provided Jason Holt with his first league goal this season.

Joey Barton then made a double change straight after the goal, with Ash Hunter and Ashley Nadesan replacing Madden and Ross Wallace.

It turned out to be a brilliant manoeuvre with Hunter making immediate impact, doubling the lead with a similar goal to Holt’s. He finished off Burn’s cross to make it 2-0.

A great victory at Highbury Stadium in what were difficult conditions means that Fleetwood Town are back to winning ways.

Fleetwood Town XI: Cairns (GK), Rydel (Husband 66'), Souttar, Eastham, Coyle; Holt, Sowerby, R. Wallace (Hunter 79’); Burns, Evans, Madden (Nadesan 79’).

Subs not used: Jones (GK), Husband, Biggins, Sheron, Baggley.

Plymouth Argyle XI: Macey (GK), Riley, Canavan, Edwards, Sawyer; Songo’o (Ness 60’) Fox (Jones 88’); Carey, Sarcevic, Lameiras (Taylor 70’); Ladapo.

Subs not used: Anderson, Smith-Brown, Wootton, Cooper.

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Ticket News

Essential matchday information: Plymouth

16 March 2019

If you are making your first visit to Highbury today, or a regular we want you to have a great experience. Here are some important pieces of information to make the most of your day.

Ticket Collection Information

  • Tickets are available for purchase or collection from 9am today from the main Ticket Office.
  • If you are collecting after 11am, please collect from the White Ticket Collection Booth, located outside the main Ticket Office.
  • Before the game don’t forget to visit the club shop for all your Fleetwood Town goodies, and remember you can go and have something to eat and drink and watch the live football in Jim’s Bar before you go to your ticket zone.

Food and drink

  • Jim’s Bar is open on Saturday from 12noon with food and drink available for both sets of supporters.
  • Live sport will be shown on the big screens and TVs around the bar.
  • Leeds v Sheffield United will be shown pre-match from 12.30pm.
  • Swansea v Manchester City and then Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United (7.55pm) will be shown post-match from 5.30pm.
  • A range of hot food is available from Red and White’s Food Kiosk while you are in Jim’s Bar.
  • During the game there are food and drink kiosks available in four areas of the ground.
  • The Percy Ronson Stand has its own food and drink kiosk as does Jim’s food kiosk which services both the Highbury and Memorial Stands.
  • The Parkside Stand has a home kiosk which serves food and alcohol to be consumed inside the concourse.
  • Our visitors from Plymouth who are in the Parkside Stand away section and the Percy Ronson Stand are serviced by the Parkside away kiosk and the Percy Ronson kiosk which also has food and drinks available.

The Crossbar

  • On the way home why not stop for some food or drink at Poolfoot Farm and visit The Crossbar.

Take a look today at what there is on offer

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