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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Cheltenham Town

20 August 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Cheltenham Town on Saturday 21 August at Highbury in a Sky Bet League One fixture, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Cheltenham Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 21 August 2021

Kick-off: 15:00

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

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The Cods haven’t had an ideal start to the season in terms of points on the board, but with the performances that have been put in during recent games, the squad has belief the results will come.

A close game against Sheffield Wednesday was the last one played off the fixture list, where Simon Grayson’s side put in a valiant performance on the night, but only just lost to a Lee Gregory goal, which he bagged in the first-half.

Before that, Town narrowly lost 2-1 to Lincoln City at LNER Stadium on Saturday afternoon. A rocket of a free-kick from 25-yards by Danny Andrew opened the scoring, but it was cancelled out as Anthony Scully cut in from the left and found the top corner with his effort from close range. The forward adding a second late on from the penalty spot to get the win for his side.

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Michael Duff’s side have made a good start on their return to the third tier of English football as they have managed four points from their opening three games, including a win against one of the favourites for the division in Ipswich Town last time out.

Matt Penney opened the scoring in that game against the Tractor Boys, with second-half goals from Cheltenham duo Callum Wright and William Boyle ensuring they would finish the game at Whaddon Road with all three points – winning the game 2-1.

Three days before that, they had a tough task as they hosted Wycombe Wanderers at home and lost the game 3-1, even though they had the majority of the possession on the day. Andy Williams cancelled out Sam Vokes’ goal before the break, but Oli Pendlebury’s brace secured the win for Gareth Ainsworth and his men.

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the media ahead of his side’s Sky Bet League One clash against Cheltenham Town at Highbury on Saturday. Here is what the gaffer had to say in his interview:

“Michael Duff has done a great job down there getting the team promoted. When you get promoted, you start the season with a bit of momentum, which they have done, and have since had a brilliant result against Ipswich [Town].

“They’ve got a good style of play that they like playing, and the majority of the group went with them through the League Two stages and know exactly what they are doing so they are well drilled and well organised.

“They will be full of confidence after beating one of the favourites for the division in Ipswich. We respect everything that they can do, and we’ve got to make sure that we keep our focus and keep doing what we’ve been doing well and, hopefully, Saturday is a starting point for our season.”20210819 - Simon Grayson pre Cheltenham.jpg


The best way to watch Fleetwood Town this year is by purchasing the Onward Card. For adults, you will pay as little as £170 for 23 Sky Bet League One matches, with many benefits included in the deal. Click HERE for more details.

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Report: Fleetwood come out on top to win five goal thriller against Cheltenham

21 August 2021

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Fleetwood Town won their first game of the season on Saturday afternoon as they managed to beat Cheltenham Town 3-2 at Highbury.

The away side opened the scoring in the tie through a Callum Wright strike, but it was Fleetwood who worked their way back into the game after Tom Clarke headed in an equaliser and Darnell Johnson scoring to put the Cods into the lead. This was until Alfie May struck late to make the game, with Shayden Morris finding the back of the net with seconds to go secure the win.

The first chance of the game fell to Fleetwood as Anthony Pilkington provided a tricky run before playing the ball to Harrison Biggins on the edge of the box and was then pushed out wide to Ryan Edmondson, but his cross was collected by the Cheltenham goalkeeper.

Two minutes later, the away side opened the scoring as Liam Sercombe found Wright with a through ball, with the striker composing himself and slotting the ball into the bottom corner to make it 1-0.

Another attack followed in the 13th minute as full-back Sean Long managed to keep the ball in, hitting a looped cross to Sercombe 15-yards out, but his header was easily collected by Alex Cairns.

Danny Andrew stung the palms of the opposition goalkeeper soon after, as he latched onto Pilkington’s free-kick and struck a volley on target, troubling Scott Flinders.

The Cods started to come into the game around the half-hour mark as Edmondson somehow made his way through the away backline, before playing a low-cross towards Biggins, who couldn’t quite get his toe onto it to convert.

Seconds later, Fleetwood did draw the game level from an Andrew corner kick as he lobbed the ball in towards defender Clarke who rose highest and nodded it into the bottom-right.

The game was evenly matched until the half-time break after that chance, with the only other effort being Cheltenham’s Charlie Raglan trying his luck from close range, forcing a save out of Cairns.

Simon Grayson’s side almost took the lead at the start of the second half as Edmondson flicked the ball over the ‘keeper and into the back of the net but was unfortunately flagged offside.

On the hour mark, two gilt-edged chances were made by Fleetwood. The first being a Shayden Morris effort from the right, which forced a save out of Flinders, and Biggins striking from close range soon after, with another save needed.

Darnell Johnson almost scored seconds later as a corner was played into a packed Cheltenham box and with the goalkeeper not able to get to the ball, it left the defender to jump up and, unfortunately, head it again the crossbar.

With ten minutes to go, Fleetwood took the lead, and it was Johnson who poked it home. It was a bundle inside the opposition’s box, with Morton having the first effort of the cluster of chances, forcing Flinders into a save before Johnson was able to poke home the deflection and give The Cods the lead.

May drew the game level again with five minutes to go, but it was a Morris strike with seconds to go from 15-yards that secured the win for Simon Grayson’s side.

Town XI: Cairns (GK), Andrew, Clarke, Johnson, Camps (Batty 73’), Pilkington (Garner 79’), Rossiter (C), Edmondson (Morton 62’), Holgate, Morris, Biggins.

Subs not used: Crellin (GK), Matete, Hill, Clark.

Robins XI: Flinders (GK), Long, Hussey, Tozer (C), Raglan (Blair 85’), Thomas, Sercombe (Perry 75’), May, Williams (Lloyd 46’), Boyle, Wright.

Subs not used: Evans (GK), Freestone, Chapman, Bonds.

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All focus is now on Cheltenham clash - get your tickets today

18 August 2021

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All focus from everyone at Fleetwood Town is now on Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash against newly-promoted side Cheltenham Town at Highbury and you can get your tickets today!

Simon Grayson’s side have had a tough start to the season, having been away for the last three games in all competitions, but is hoping to have the Cod Army behind him and the lads in this weekend’s tie against Cheltenham.

Those with Onward Cards will receive this game as their second of 23 league matches for the season – the earlier you get one this season, the more benefits you will get!

If you haven’t got yours yet, you can get one today as little as £170 for adults, with many benefits included in the deal, with Seniors and Under-25 Onward Cards just £120 and Under-16s only £23. Supporters under the age of five go free with a paying adult. Click HERE for more details.

Please note, Fleetwood Town are only selling home tickets. If any tickets are purchased from away supporters through the home ticket system, they will be automatically cancelled with no refund.

Ticket prices for Saturday’s league clash are below:

General Sale

Seating (Parkside blocks B, C, D and E Highbury Stand)

Adults: £24 (Premium block D: £26)

Concessions/Under-25s: £19 (Premium block D: £21)

Under-16s: £8 (Premium block D: £9)

Standing (Memorial Stand)

Adults: £22

Concessions/Under-25s: £17

Under-16s: £7

Away tickets (Sold by Portsmouth)

Seating (Parkside blocks F and G)

Adults: £24

Concessions/Under-25s: £19

Under-16s: £8

Standing (Percy Ronson Stand)

Adults: £22

Concessions/Under-25s: £17

Under-16s: £7


The Club are running a special offer on Hospitality for this fixture as a thank-you for your support over the last year so adults can get a seat for just £45, wiht Under-16s only £20. Enjoy a three-course meal, a VIP seat on the Parkside Stand balcony, waitress service and much more.

For further information, or to book your seat(s), call 01253 775080 (option 2) or email

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