Jack Sowerby netted the Cod Army's only goalFleetwood Town slipped to a narrow defeat against Alemannia Aachen this afternoon to bring an end to their week long stay in Germany.
Manager Graham Alexander named a different side to the one that started in midweek against Borussia Dortmund B, with a number of youngsters getting their opportunity.
Town took an early lead through Jack Sowerby as he slotted home from close range after Jamie Proctor had done well to shrug off his defender.
Proctor was proving to be a handful for the home defence early on, with the contest being played in some extreme heat on the continent.
Keeper Brendan Moore was called into action on 10 minutes as he kept an effort out brilliantly from the right flank.
Fleetwood continued to create chances, and Proctor’s direct run found Nick Haughton who bent the ball over the bar.
Aachen were proving to a threat from corners, and went close with a header which glanced wide of the far post.
The German outfit equalised on 36 minutes when winger Ruter directed a low driven finish into the bottom corner past Moore.
Town could have retaken the advantage just before the break when Vamara Sanogo raced through on goal but shot over the bar.
Chris Maxwell had to be alert on the hour mark as he dived full stretch to keep out a backward header from the Cod Army defence.
The hosts turned things around on 63 minutes when they went ahead after some nice build up play allowed their striker to slide home.
Aachen grew in confidence and missed a golden opportunity to make it three soon after when their man at the back post shot off target.
Amari’i Bell tested the home goalkeeper from the edge of the box with quarter of an hour remaining, but he jumped high to gather.
Town continued to pressure their hosts but were unable to find an equaliser as Aachen claimed victory.