First blank since November
Scott Davies was delighted to keep a long overdue clean sheet in the 1-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.
The Town goalkeeper had not made a shutout since the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Carlisle United in November – 12 games ago.
However, after brave defending and a goal-line clearance from Mark Roberts at Victoria Road, Davies felt Fleetwood earned their reward after recent misfortune.
“It was important to keep our first clean sheet for a while,” he said. “We were deserving of one because the lads kept on fighting to the end.
“We all, as a unit, have been disappointed because we feel we haven’t kept the clean sheets we have deserved. There have been slight lapses of concentration here and there.
“I’ve felt a bit of pressure to keep one because it had been quite a while. Last season I had kept quite a lot at this point.
“It’s not just me who has kept a clean sheet, though. It’s those lads in front of me who have put a great shift in as well, so it’s dedicated to them.
“If we are hard to beat then we know we’ve got goals at the other end of the team.”
The 25-year-old admitted he had defender Roberts to thank, however, when Rhys Murphy’s goal-bound dink over Davies was cleared off the line by the Cod Army captain.
“It was superb from Mark to hook it away,” said Davies. “We do that every day in training.
“Roberts is a model professional and he never gave up on it. Whether it was in or not – I couldn’t see clearly - he saved the team on the day.”
The win moved Town up to 6th place in the Sky Bet League 2 table ahead of Saturday’s home game against Hartlepool United.