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Ball: The games you want to play in

15 May 2014

Striker hopes Fleetwood can get an early goal on Friday evening against York City

David Ball believes it is Fleetwood Town’s time to shine as the final preparations are put in place for their crucial play-off semi-final second leg clash with York City.

Fleetwood welcome Nigel Worthington’s side to Highbury Stadium on Friday evening as both sides aim to secure a Wembley final berth against either Burton Albion or Southend United for a place in Sky Bet League 1 next season.

Fleetwood will hold a slender one goal advantage going into the home leg – courtesy of Matty Blair’s second half finish at Bootham Crescent – and Ball has called on his team mates to score an early goal and ‘kill the tie.’ 

Speaking to the club’s official website, the 24-year-old striker said: “We were a bit disappointed that we didn’t put a couple more in, but if you had said 1-0 before the game, we would have taken it and I think it was an assured performance.

“They’re going to have a good go at us but hopefully we can score an early goal. It’s only half-time, we came in after the game (on Monday) and it wasn’t really like we had won because we know we still have a job to do.

“We said then that it is only half time, this is our time and we need to go again. The job isn’t done and that shows the character of the lads, the manager and all the staff.

“They’re the games that you want to play in as a player. I have played in them with Peterborough and we won the games and got promoted so I know what it is like and I look forward to Friday.”

Ball also believes that the Cod Army faithful have an important role to play in the outcome of the second leg and has called on the club’s ‘twelfth man’ to be the difference.
“The pitch will suit us, it was a bit bogey in the first leg and it looks like the fans will be here in their numbers and they will be our twelfth man,” Ball added.

“They can be the difference on the night and I am sure they will be right behind us.”

for a full list of betting odds ahead of the game. Click hereBall is priced at 5/1 to score the first goal on Friday evening. Do you think he will?


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