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Hume is off the mark

14 April 2014

Canadian international scores equaliser for Town against Shrimpers

Iain Hume was understandably delighted to have scored his first goal in Fleetwood Town colours, but conceded it should have been in different circumstances.

Fleetwood were forced to settle for a point on Saturday afternoon as their fiery Lancashire derby clash with Morecambe finished 2-2 – with Hume scoring a late equaliser to ensure the Cod Army came away with a point.

Antoni Sarcevic had given Graham Alexander’s side the lead inside the opening ten minutes after perfectly placing a free kick into the bottom corner of Barry Roche’s goal, but a Mark Hughes header and an unfortunate Nathan Pond own goal meant Fleetwood were left chasing the game.

“It was a great finish, clinical to say the least,” The striker joked at full time.

“It was very fortunate that it landed at me. Parky (Jon Parkin) has had a shot and it’s scrambled over and it’s hit my foot and I made sure I hit the back of the net. 

“The timing of it was perfect for us because we still had a bit of time to get something else from the game. 

“It shouldn’t have got to that point. These are the types of games we should be finishing a lot earlier.”

After losing three consecutive games, Morecambe came to restrict Fleetwood in a stereotypical local derby clash and Hume accepted that Morecambe’s game plan went as planned.

“They had a game plan and it worked. We can’t grumble about it, we have played against teams, like Bristol Rovers the other week, which was similar where they tried to sit back and control us defensively and it back fired because we completely battered them. 

“That was the difference, they set out a game plan and it worked for them. 

“We still could have won the game, they have had three chances – the one Charlie has cleared off the line was unbelievable defending from him – but that was only their third or fourth shot of the game. 

“It was the type of game we should be claiming because we did have chances, and with us being at home, we should have got three points.”

The draw allowed Chesterfield, Town’s nearest challengers in the battle for the Sky Bet League 2 automatic promotion positions, to enhance the gap to five points between themselves and Town with four games remaining.

Hume, though, says Fleetwood will get their just deserves come the end of the season if they continue to keep producing performances of similar ilk and insisted all the pressure is on the Spireites. 

“We have just got to look at it in a clichéd way, every game we need three points and we need to get that in both of the games over the weekend,” Hume added.

“Chesterfield’s going to be looking over their shoulder and we just need to do our jobs. 

“We have just got to go out and play with a free head and just play the way we have been playing home and away since I have been here. 

“We have been putting in great shifts, ok we didn’t get the result against Morecambe, but it was still a good shift from the lads and if we keep doing that we will get what we deserve at the end of the season.”

Town are next in action on Good Friday at Cheltenham Town. Fleetwood fans are reminded it is pay on the day, with the game kicking off at 3pm. 

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