Town overcome 10-man Pools
Jon Parkin made it two goals in two consecutive home games as he helped Town to a 2-0 victory over Hartlepool.
Having opened the scoring on New Year’s Day against Accrington Stanley, Towns number 9 was on hand again to break the deadlock and play a pivotal part in earning all three points for Fleetwood.
Speaking to the clubs official website immediately after the game the former Preston North End man expressed his delight at both his and the team’s performance.
“Obviously my job is to score goals so I’m delighted to do that.
"The cross has come in and has come off a defender so I thought I’ll just hit it first time and I’ve managed to bend it in the far corner.”
The Cod Army were given the numerical advantage after just 3 minutes as a result of a reckless tackle by Hartlepool’s Jordan Richards but Parkin and the rest of his team mates had to remain patient and wait until the 67th minute to take the lead thanks to display of resolute defending and good goalkeeping.
“Obviously they’ve gone down to 10 men early and that can sometimes make it a little difficult for you because they sit in and try and just keep it tight we had to keep patient and luckily we were able to do that.
“It was nice to get another one straight away after the first one and that always takes the pressure off, they’ve hit the bar with a ridiculous effort but on the whole we defended well.”
The win takes town to within 4 points of leaders Scunthorpe and 2 points off 3rd place Burton with the duo up next for Graham Alexander and his side.
But Parkin believes Fleetwood go into the games full of confidence as the second half of the season is underway.
“They’re going to be difficult games but they will be thinking they’ve got a difficult fixture as well so obviously we need to go there and if we can carry on in the form we have been hopefully we can come away with 3 points”.
Travel to Burton Albion departs at 10am this Saturday and costs £15.00 or £7.50 for season/half season ticket holders. Book in the club shop or call 01253 775080.