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Much needed win

28 December 2012

Alan Goodall says Boxing Day’s 1-0 win over local neighbours Morecambe was a ‘much-needed’ result for Fleetwood Town.

By Tom Bestwick

Alan Goodall says Boxing Day’s 1-0 win over local neighbours Morecambe was a ‘much-needed’ result for Fleetwood Town.

David Ball’s second half winner was enough to secure Town’s first win under new manager Graham Alexander, and the result also meant Town picked up their first football league double of the season. Goodall said: “It’s been good for me; it’s a much-needed win for ourselves, the team, the fans as well and everyone round the club and the new gaffer, and I thought it was a good performance from the boys.” Goodall has started every game since Alexander was appointed, partnering Rob Atkinson at the heart of the defence, and the make shift centre half has hailed Atkinson after the pair helped keep a their second clean sheet in three games. “Rob’s a great player, the communication is good between us and I am comfortable playing with him, and he’s a great lad as well. “It’s always nice (to keep a clean sheet) they are a bonus; we’re on the right roads at the minute. “It was one of them games where the conditions meant that anything could happen; we dug in and thankfully we kept a clean sheet. I love defending and keeping clean sheets is brilliant, long may it continue.” After being in and out of the team this term, Goodall is enjoying his stint in the first team, and is looking to cement his place in the back four in the coming games, starting with the home game against York City at the weekend. “I want to play every week if I can. I don’t want to miss a game now and hopefully I can do that. It’s one game at a time, but hopefully I’ll be starting next week and we will go from there.” As well as the congested festive period, where the matches come thick and fast, Goodall is looking forward to spending time with his family before getting back down to business ahead of York’s visit to Highbury Stadium. “The kids are great, the wife’s brilliant for me and she looks after me really well, it will be a nice day off, I’ll get some rest in tomorrow and spend some time with the family, and just chill. “It’s another big game and York are a very good team. They will come out at us from the minute go, so we will have to be aware of that.” Don’t miss this Saturday’s‘ ‘Talk of the Town’ as we will be taking a trip down memory lane to look back on a year to remember for Fleetwood Town. Priced at just £3.

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