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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Leicester City U21

31 August 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Leicester City Under-21s on Tuesday 31 August at Highbury Stadium in a Papa John’s Trophy cup tie, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Leicester City U21

Competition: Papa John’s Trophy

Date: Tuesday 31 August 2021

Kick-off: 19:45

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

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Simon Grayson’s side are going into their initial Papa John’s Trophy clash of the season on the back of a 1-1 draw against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday afternoon.

Both sides found the net in the first half, with the home side breaking the deadlock through Ryan Hardie’s half-volley, which was then cancelled out by a clever finish by Callum Camps. Shayden Morris would hit the post soon after, with Jordon Garrick doing the same for the opposition in a closely fought battle.

Before that, The Cods managed to pick up their first three league points when they overcame Cheltenham Town 3-2 at Highbury Stadium. 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.

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LEICESTER CITY U21

In last season’s competition, The Foxes Under-21s side made it to the last 16, where they lost 4-2 to League Two side Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

They finished in second place in Northern Group H, after beating both Hull City and Grimsby Town early in the competition and went on to face Salford City in a tough clash against Salford City.

Even though Steve Beaglehole’s side went 2-0 down, Leicester pulled it back to 2-2 with Admiral Muskwe scoring a quickfire brace. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe put Salford back ahead with ten to go, but a late goal by Shane Flynn meant it would go to penalties. The tie finished 6-5 to Leicester on the night.

In the previously mentioned last 16 tie against Tranmere, the side from Prenton Park seemed on top throughout the night, with them scoring three goals in the first half, and Blackett-Taylor adding a fourth in the second half. An own goal and another from Thanawat Suengchitthawon brought them back into the game but wasn’t enough in the match at Birkenhead.

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PRE-MATCH QUOTES: SIMON GRAYSON

Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after Saturday afternoon’s 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle at Home Park. Here is what the gaffer had to say in his interview:

“We’re pleased to get a point, it was a long trip for us yesterday, a big crowd, a big football club in this division and it’s a tough place to come. They started the game well, got an early goal but we didn’t let that affect us too much.

“We responded really well, and we had some good opportunities. In the first half, we needed to take a little bit more care of the ball when we had the chance on the counterattack which we worked on all week but again, we showed lots of spirit when we had to defend and good quality at the top end of the pitch. Overall, it was probably a fair result for both teams.

“In the first half when we did get the first and second pass in, we looked a threat going forward but that was even better in the second half and after they scored.”

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Match Reports

Report: Morton’s perfect hat-trick helps secure win over Leicester

31 August 2021

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Fleetwood Town walked away 4-1 winners over Leicester City Under-21s at Highbury with Callum Morton scoring a perfect hat-trick on the night.

Morton netted his first goal not long after the start with his right, then his second with his left at the end of the first half, and finally completed his hat-trick after the restart with his head to complete his hat-trick against the Foxes. Ryan Edmondson added a fourth later on, with Jacob Wakeling scoring a consolation late on in the game for the visitors.

With the first chance of the game, Fleetwood managed to take the lead as Morton managed to pounce on a defensive error, round the goalkeeper, and calmly place the ball into the back of the net.

Just before the 15-minute mark, Leicester had a chance of their own with Lewis Brunt picking up a loose cross on the edge of the Fleetwood box, with his ambitious first-time volley going well wide of Billy Crellin’s far post.

Five minutes later, Town came close to doubling their lead as Anthony Pilkington played a perfect free-kick onto the head of Edmondson, who was waiting in the Leicester box, but his header went just past the post,

On the half-hour mark, Fleetwood made two brilliant chances from range as Pilkington played Matete into some space before the latter struck a venomous strike towards goal, hitting the bar. Pilkington was there for the rebound on the edge of the box, but his effort went just wide.

Two minutes after that, Max Clark was played through with the goal in his sights, but good tracking back from the Leicester defence forced him to cut inside, leading to his shot getting blocked and cleared.

The visitors had a chance in the 37th minute after Jay Matete fouled Thanawat Suengchitthawon 25-yards out. Jacob Wakeling tried his luck from the set-piece, but his strike went straight into the jumping wall.

Seconds later, Fleetwood hit the crossbar for the second time in the game as Morton worked the ball forward, with the help of Pilkington, before unleashing a driven strike on goal, which hit the bar.

It wasn’t much longer Town had to wait before extending their lead as Morton found himself inside the opposition box, on his left foot, and calmly passed the ball into the bottom-right, making the game 2-0 before the break.

Soon after the break, Fleetwood made it three, and so did Morton, who completed his perfect hat-trick on the night. A cross was whipped in from the left, aimed at the forward, who nodded the ball past Brad Young from six yards.

James Hill could have found himself on the score sheet ten minutes later as Pilkington played a free-kick into a packed Leicester box, after a Harvey Godshark Ford foul on Ryan Edmondson. He found Hill in the box, whose header went just wide of the far post.

On the hour mark, Edmondson got his name on the score sheet as he made it four goals to the good for the Cod Army, after rising highest to meet Clark’s cross from the left, nodding it home.

The game was well-contested in the middle of the park for the next 15 minutes, with only two half-chances coming from the visitors, with neither troubling Crellin in the Fleetwood sticks, before Wakeling was able to convert a scrambling chance from inside the Town area.

To finish off the cup tie, Leicester managed to create two half-chances around the edge of the Town area, but they were blocked by Harrison Biggins and Harrison Holgate respectively.

Town XI: Crellin (GK), D.Johnson (Garner 72’), Morton (Hayes 59’), Camps (C) (Biggins 72’), Pilkington (Morris 84'), Edmondson, Holgate, Matete, Hill, C.Johnson, Clark.

Subs not used: Wright (GK), Rossiter, Teale.

Leicester XI: Young (GK), Daley Campbell, Hulme, Suengchitthawon (Alves 75’), McAteer (Pennant 70’), Wakeling, Hughes, Maswanhise (Madivadua 80’), Nelson, Fitzhugh (Godshark Ford 46’), Brunt.

Subs not used: Odunze (GK), Wormleighton, Booth.

Attendance: 566

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Ticket News

Tickets for Town's Papa John's Trophy tie against Leicester now on sale

23 August 2021

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Tickets are now on sale for our Papa John’s Trophy clash against Leicester City Under-21s at Highbury Stadium for both home and away supporters.

Only the Parkside Stand will be open for the fixture which takes place on Tuesday 31 August at 7:45pm.

Parkside blocks B, C, D, and E are available for home supporters, with F and G online for visitors.

Tickets are on sale for the match, both online and in-store at Highbury Stadium, with prices as follows:

Adults: £10

Seniors: £5

Under-16s: £1

Under-5s: FREE

Buy your tickets online HERE. Please note, Onward Cards are not valid for this fixture.

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