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4 February 2013

Defender Alan Goodall helped Town to a vital point at the weekend against the League Cup finalists, netting in the first half and gaining the penalty for Jon Parkin's equaliser.

By Mike McGough

Defender Alan Goodall helped Town to a vital point at the weekend against the League Cup finalists, netting in the first half and gaining the penalty for Jon Parkin's equaliser.

Goodall headed home his third goal of the season to put Fleetwood 1-0 up in a game which saw him put in a first class performance. The defender admitted that it should have been three points, but two impressive goals from the visitors meant that the spoils were shared. The 32-year-old said: "I think we deserved to win today. In the first half we were on top alot, but they have come out in the second half with determination. We couldn't do much about their first goal, it was an unbelievable strike so we'll give credit to their lad. I think we came off our game a bit in the second half, but we picked ourselves up but I think overall for our first half performance we deserved the win. In the end though, the lads came back so that was good. "It is always nice to score. Before this season they had dried up a bit so it was nice to get a few back again. Scoring is scoring and it's just nice to help out the lads." There was question beforehand whether Bradford would have their minds on the League Cup final but it was clear from the off that manager Phil Parkinson had put everything into the game to try and get the points. Goodall continued: "They are a great team because they are big and physical, so to get another point just to roll and carry on forward was great. They are a tough opposition and we all knew what they were about- a big strong team with big men up front so I don't think they were off the ball at all and our lads did well and dug in." The left back also spoke about his performance and expressed his determination to keep his place in the side after 15 appearances this season, including shifts at centre back. He said: "It is unfortunate for Dean Howell that he has been left out, but I've come in and I want to stay in; it happens in football. I have been out for a long time so to get my place back in the team and stay in is what I want. "Next week is going to be another tough game and a long journey so we'll do everything right during the week and hopeful come out winners on Saturday." Fleetwood travel down to the south coast this coming weekend to face Torquay United.

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