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Proctor's second half impact

9 August 2014

Proctor helps Fleetwood claim first win in League One with a goal and an assist

Jamie Proctor could not hide his delight after his superb debut goal sealed an opening day victory for Fleetwood Town against Crewe.

Proctor started the game from the bench but came on as a half time substitute for the injured Stephen Dobbie, and his introduction turned the game on its head, first he set up David Ball for the opener before curling an unstoppable effort from 25 yards to leave Highbury purring.

"It’s a great feeling to score but the three points were big for us today,” he said

“I was a little disappointed not to be in from the start but with the strikers we have at the club you have to expect competition and when your chance comes you have to make the most of it and I think I did that today.

“From a personal point of view it was nice to get an assist and score a good goal but like I always say the team is the most important thing.

“I’ve got one in one now so hopefully I can keep that record going and it’s the first of many.”

Moments before Proctor set up Ball, the visitors had rattled the crossbar, and he felt that moments like that could prove decisive for The Cod Army this season

“There are a lot of fine margins in football, they hit the bar then we put it in the back of the net, had it been the other way round we’re talking about a completely different game but we’re going to come across moments like that throughout the season and it’s those moments that will decide where we finish in the division.

“It was a pitty for Stephen to get injured, he’s a good player and we all know what qualities he’ll bring to the side, for me it’s great to be able to work and learn off someone like him and then when the chance comes, to take it.

“His misfortune meant I got my chance and it’s important that I keep on going.”

The match also saw Crewe awarded with two penalties, one which was saved by Chris Maxwell, and despite the victory, Proctor admitted the players were frustrated with conceding.

“It’s great to win but in all honestly we’re all disappointed to have conceded late on, especially seeing as it was a second penalty, but the main thing is we’re winning games and getting the three points.

“Two nil is a funny score-line, because if they get one back a little earlier than they did, they’re going to push on and try and force an equaliser.

“We had a few more chances which we should have put away to make the game more comfortable. You’re not quite sure whether to push for that third or protect what you have.

“We have a break from the league now against Rotherham in the cup, it won’t be an easy one. They are a very difficult team to beat, especially at home so we’ll have to be at our best,” he added.

We’re a confident bunch, throughout the place and we have high aims but we just take it one game at a time, we can’t get carried away but the aim will always be to get the three points like we did today.


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