Goal hero David Ball reflected on the comfortable win over Plymouth at the weekend.
By Mike McGough
Goal hero David Ball reflected on the comfortable win over Plymouth at the weekend and believes Fleetwood can grab another home win tomorrow evening, as Accrington visit for a Lancashire derby.
Ball played a vital role in the 3-0 victory, as he netted the opening goal and his fourth of the campaign inside two minutes; before having a hand in the second and third late on, helping Town cruise to three points over the Pilgrims.
He said: “I think that in the first half we didn’t pass the ball as well as we should have done but we got an early goal, which helped us. We went into half time and came out a different side and I thought that we played really well in the second half. First half we weren’t up to it much, but we pressed on after the break and passed the ball really well and created a lot of chances; so we are happy with it overall."
"We’ve picked up points away from home and obviously the Rotherham game was a tough match, so we needed the win today to keep us pushing up there. We are all very delighted that we have got the three points today.”
The striker is starting to find form after his goal against Bromley a fortnight ago; and with Gillespie, Mangan and Parkin sidelined, it looks as though he has cement his place in the starting line-up with his impressive performances.
He continued: “I think there is only me up there at the moment, so I’m running myself around as much as I can and I’m just happy to be playing really and trying to score goals for this team. For the goal, Baz (Nicholson) has thumped it back in and I’ve just reacted and headed it back across so I am happy with that after not scoring for two games, because I always want to score.”
Highbury hosts its first of three Lancashire derbies tomorrow night, when Stanley (who are currently placed in 17th) come to town, but Ball is aware that they like to play neat football, much like Town.
Looking ahead he said: “They (Accrington) try and play football as well so it is going to be a tough game, but I think every game is tough in this league but we’ll look to move on and get another three points and hopefully another home win.”
Ball will be looking to add to his current goal tally of four this season; whilst the Cod Army could move into second place with a win, providing Port Vale and Cheltenham fail to pick up three points. They face Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield respectively.