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Final Word - Barnet

30 September 2012

Fleetwood Town clocked up a fifth league victory to maintain pressure at the top of the table despite bottom placed Barnet taking an early lead at Highbury.

Fleetwood Town clocked up a fifth league victory to maintain pressure at the top of the table despite bottom placed Barnet taking an early lead at Highbury.

“I was disappointed to lose that goal," said Micky Mellon. "We worked on just that situation in training on Friday but we were caught out.  I wasn’t happy and made the payers know just how I felt at half-time. “It was he sort of game were we needed to be patient. Goals changes games but so do missed chances. It’s then easy to get frustrated but we kept plugging away and took the points in the end.” Town played against 10 men for over an hour after keeper Graham Stack received a straight red for upending David Ball – the striker then opened his Fleetwood account with the resulting conversion. “The red card foul happened early and it's often very difficult to play against 10 men. You have to be very patient and take chances when you work them. Ball took his opportunity from the spot firing to the left of replacement keeper Sam Cowler. “He’s a goal scorer and that’s what he wants to do. He played his part today and contributed to the victory. “We saw some fantastic performances and Junior Brown absolutely deserved his man of the match award.” A second debut goal with 14 minutes remaining saw on loan Tom Barkhuizen fire home the winner. “I’m really pleased for Tom. He pushed himself into space between players and he’s scored the winner.” Town now face two away games inside a week – York City on Tuesday and Cheltenham Town on Saturday. “It’s a huge victory on the back of a good point down at Bristol Rovers. That has set us up for two, tough away games and we go to York on Tuesday in a positive mood.” Travel to York City is £15 and departure time is 3pm. Cheltenham travel leaves at 9am and costs £20. Book in the club shop or call 01253 775080.

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