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Match Preview: Fleetwood Town v Liverpool U21

24 September 2019

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Fleetwood Town will face Liverpool's Under 21s in the Trophy match at Highbury on Wednesday 25th September, and we have all you need to know in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Liverpool U21

Competition: Trophy – Group Stages

Date of game: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Kick-off time: 7:45pm

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

Match officials: Martin Coy (Referee), Chris Isherwood & Gary Hilton (Assistant Referees) & Lewis Smith (Fourth Official)

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Fleetwood sit 4th in the League One after coming back from behind to beat Rochdale last weekend. Full-back, Danny Andrew equalised after Rekeil Pyke opened the scoring after eight minutes. After chances fell for both sides, it was left to Ched Evans to head home from Ash Hunter’s in-swinging cross to give Joey Barton and his side all three points.

Town opened their Trophy campaign with a defeat away at Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley. John Coleman’s side took the lead in the second half and doubled their later moments later. Paddy Madden converted from the penalty spot – however it wasn’t enough to share the points at the Wham Stadium.



Liverpool’s Under 21s are competing in the Premier League Two – Division One league, with the reds currently sitting 10th after six matches being played.

Looking back at their last result, they drew 2-2 with Leicester City’s Under 21s with Curtis Jones and Luis Longstaff scoring for Liverpool to give them a share of the points.

Neil Critchley’s side faced League Two side Oldham Athletic in their first group match of this competition, however lost out 3-2 at Boundary Park. Neco Williams and Harvey Elliott scored for the red, with Oldham taking the win.

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Can’t make it to Highbury on Wednesday? Don’t worry as you can keep up to date with the game through our official iFollow!

For just £10, supporters can live stream the game whilst listening to full match commentary.

Click on iFollow to see the different types of subscription packages available for the 2019/20 season.

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Critchley handed the teenager the captain’s armband ahead of the trip to Chelsea in mid-August, days after he signed a new long-term contract with the Reds, and has shown promise this season with leading performances on the pitch.

The 18-year-old has been pivotal in the club’s Premier League 2 – Division One campaign, scoring in Friday’s league match away at Leicester City – where the Reds drew 2-2 on the road.

The midfielder has been capped at England U16 level up to the U19s, and will be looking to push on to the Under 21s at the age of 18. With the coaching staff having high regards for the youngster, he will look to continue his form at Highbury on Wednesday.

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Adults - £10

Concessions - £5

Under 18s - £1

For more details on tickets, visit the ticket office at Highbury, or call (01253) 775080. You can also buy your tickets online - saving you time ahead of the match.

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For Fleetwood Town to pick up all three points against Liverpool on Wednesday, the odds are currently 19/20, with a draw between the sides priced at 5/2.

The odds for Fleetwood to win 2-0 against The Reds are 9/1.

You can find more odds on SkyBet. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly and that odds are subject to change.

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Report: Cod Army earn extra point after penalty shoot-out win over Liverpool U21s

25 September 2019

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Fleetwood Town earned two points from Wednesday night’s Trophy group stage against Liverpool U21s, after winning a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw.

The Cod Army led courtesy of Peter Clarke’s finish from a well-worked corner, before Nico Williams’ powerful strike from inside the area forced penalties after an even 90 minutes at Highbury.

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks saved two penalties to earn the extra point, which takes Joey Barton’s side to two points from as many group matches.

Barton named a youthful side for the match, with Gilks, Clarke, Ashley Eastham and Ashley Hunter also named in the starting line-up.

The match had a fairly even start to proceedings with both sides looking to attack. The first chance of the match came for the visitors though, as Tom Clayton did well to link up with Layton Stewart who found his low effort just wide of the near post.

Shortly after Fleetwood had their first attempt of the half through Harvey Saunders, as he rounded the goalkeeper following Hunter’s through ball, but the post stopped him from opening the scores. Certainly the best bit of play.

In terms of other chances in the opening half, they were few and far between, with both sides cancelling each other out in the final third.

The away side started the second half as threatened just over five minutes after the interval, with Tony Gallacher getting forward from left-back and shooting just past Gilks’ post.

Soon after, it was the home side to have half a chance. A monster of a throw from Gilks was latched onto by Hunter who had his sights on goal, but a last ditch tackle from Billy Koumetio stopped him from pulling the trigger.

With nothing between the two sides the deadlock was finally broken 15 minutes from time, as Peter Clarke tapped home after a good header down from Ashley Eastham following Baggley’s corner.

The goal opened the game massively, and from the kick-off Liverpool attacked the Fleetwood defence, a nice move which was finished off by Williams who slotted the ball into the corner of Gilks’ net.

Neither side were able to get a foothold in the final minutes, with both sides missing chances.

With the score equal at the end of the ninety minutes, the contest was concluded with a penalty shootout which Joey Barton’s side ran out 4-3 winners, after Gilks saved Tom Clayton’s penalty.

Fleetwood XI: Gilks (GK), Clarke, Eastham (c), Hunter (S.Morris 67), Sowerby (Matete 67), Sheron, Baggley, Saunders, Rydel, Mooney, Holgate (Garner 45)

Unused Subs: Cairns (GK), Hill, Johnston, Smith

Liverpool U21 XI: Winterbottom (GK), Gallacher, Clayton, Dixon-Bonner (c), Larouci, Williams, Boyle, Cain, Koumetio, Stewart, Hill

Unused Subs: Atherton (GK), Walls, Savage, Norris

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Get your tickets for Trophy games against Liverpool and Oldham now

18 September 2019

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Tickets for Fleetwood Town's Trophy group matches against Liverpool U21s and Oldham Athletic are still on sale.

Fleetwood – who are unbeaten at home this season – are set to take on Liverpool U21s in their second Trophy group game of the 2019/20 campaign on Wednesday 25th September (7:45pm).


This game will be followed by the final group game against Oldham Athletic, which will take place on Tuesday 12th November (7:45pm), also at Highbury.


Ticket prices as follows for the matches at Highbury, with home fans situated in the Parkside Stand ONLY:


Adults - £10


Concessions - £5


Under 18s - £1


For any further questions on this fixture, please call the ticket office on 01253 775080, or visit the club shop at Highbury Stadium.

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