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Two-goal Brown

3 September 2012

Junior Brown put in a man of the match performance for ten man Fleetwood Town as they battled to a 4-1 victory over Aldershot Town.

By Sam Heaney

Junior Brown put in a man of the match performance for ten man Fleetwood Town as they battled to a 4-1 victory over Aldershot Town.

The left-back continued on the left of midfield and contributed two goals to secure Town’s first League win at Highbury. Brown had scored his first of the afternoon when was forced back into defence.  Left-back Dean Howell saw red for a handball on the line but Scott Davies saved Josh Payne’s effort. ‘I’m used to playing in a more defensive role because I came to the club as a left back. I was just happy to be on the pitch helping the team out and it feels good to put a positive performance in.’ ‘It was a difficult game after going down to ten men so early on but it was a good performance and it was also nice to get on the scoresheet. The lads put in a great shift!’ Town’s opening goal came after a superb display of touch football around the Aldershot box before Brown found the bottom corner of the net. ‘We’ve been working on our play around the box in training and it happened to come together nicely in the match and I’m pleased it resulted in a goal.’ Aldershot equalised on 37 minutes but skipper Steve McNulty forced Town ahead just after the break. ‘McNulty’s header, which put us back in the lead, was fantastic. It was nice to cap off the game when I scored my second goal to make it 3-1.’ Town’s third goal came from good work between Brown and on loan Alex Marrow. ‘It’s good to be up and around the box, getting in my crosses and shots on goal. I like having a bit more freedom.’ The former England C defender has been involved in all four League games this season, including three starts. ‘There’s a great spirit in the team, they’re a great bunch of lads. We fight for each other on the pitch and hopefully we carry on putting in strong performances and then we will be able to compete for the league!’ The man of the match was given to Brown after his hard-working display throughout the game. `The award is just a bonus. I’m more happy to get the 3 points and we need to carry on this form into the next fixture.’ Andy Mangan capped the victory with Towns 4th on 90 minutes. Aldershot also finshed the game with 10 men after Josh Payne was shown a second yellow card with 15 minutes remaining.

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