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Alexander pleased with Fleetwood's persistence

4 October 2014

Stephen Dobbie's penalty earned Town a vital three points

Graham Alexander believes Fleetwood Town fully deserved the three points against Port Vale, but is adamant it wasn't their best performance.

Stephen Dobbie’s penalty 10 minutes from time sealed the points which moved Town up to 10th position in League One after a run of eight games without a win.

Speaking to the Club’s media after the win over the Valiants, Alexander said the following.

“Today was a little bit of a reverse from previous games where we’ve played well and not won. I don’t think we played to the level that we have done recently but we’ve won the game.

“I think we did deserve the three points but we made hard work of it. They’ve had an upturn in results and we had to work hard for the win.

“I thought we didn’t pass the ball quickly enough but we tried to put that right in the second half, and the lads were so desperate to win.

“Our substitutes came on and they definitely swung the game in our favour. We got into pockets of space and we got the penalty which was stonewall.

“I thought there were two or three fouls on Bally leading up to the penalty, but it was a great bit of skill from him and Dobbs has finished it very well.

“It was a good win because it obviously plays on people’s minds you don’t pick up three points for a few games.

“You start to think it could be one of those days but we kept knocking on the door and gradually got a hold of things."

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