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Preview: Yeovil (H)

6 April 2015

Fleetwood Town 4-0 Yeovil Town

Fleetwood Town recorded a comfortable 4-0 home victory over Yeovil Town at Highbury Stadium on Easter Monday.

Goals in the first-half, which included a brace from in-form striker David Ball, sent the Cod Army on their way, before Jamie
Proctor added a third goal soon after.

Ashley Hunter rounded off an emphatic win with seven minutes of the 90 remaining, tapping home from Proctor’s cross to score his first goal in Town colours.

The win over the Glovers moved Fleetwood up to eighth in the third-tier, and took their unbeaten run to four games.

Graham Alexander made two changes to the starting eleven which beat Gillingham 1-0 on Good Friday, with Nick Haughton and Stephen Jordan coming into the starting line-up.

The first chance of the game fell to the visitors inside the opening two minutes, when Seth Ofori- Twumasi drilled the ball inches wide of Maxwell’s post.

Fleetwood opened the scoring with seven minutes on the clock, courtesy of Ball, who coolly fired home from close-range after Nathan Pond had glanced the ball into the path of the striker.

Moments later, Chris Maxwell had to be alert to tip Gozie Ogwu’s free-header from the far-post over the cross-bar.

Joel Grant was next to try his luck for the Glovers, however his long-range effort went the wrong-side of the post.

The Highbury faithful wouldn’t have to wait long for Town’s second goal when Ball netted his second of the afternoon.

He unleashed a right-footed effort from distance, which flew into the bottom corner and past the despairing dive of Krysiak.

The Cod Army were turning on the style, with Nick Haughton finding space, but could only drag his shot wide of the post.

As the game passed the half-hour mark, Yeovil looked to find a way back into the game, though Joe Grant could only lash into the side netting having been picked out from the right wing by Ugwu.

Fleetwood added a third with 33 minutes played, as Proctor profited from some superb build up play to confidently slot the ball home from inside the box.

As proceedings began for the second-half, Samuel Foley struck a long-range effort wide of Maxwell’s goal.

Maxwell was then called upon ten minutes later, as he tipped over Stephen Kinglsey’s dipping free kick.

With the game entering the final 25 minutes, Ogwu wasted a real opportunity for Yeovil as he headed the ball over from close-range.

Shortly afterwards, Ogwu played a neat pass towards the feet of Foley, however the latter could only crash the ball over the bar and into the Percy Ronson stand.

Substitute Gareth Evans almost made an immediate impact when he struck a firm effort just over the bar. 

Town wrapped up proceedings soon after through substitute Hunter, who got on the end of Jamie Proctor’s drilled pass to tap the ball into the net.

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