Supporters group cheer on the Cod ArmyFleetwood Town’s travelling support at Kilmarnock was boosted on Saturday afternoon by the arrival of the Edinburgh based McCod Army.
Several Killie stewards looked slightly baffled though to see Scottish flags and hear Scottish accents in the Fleetwood section of the Frank Beattie Stand. The McCod’s meantime mixed happily with their counterparts from England and added superb vocal support to Graham Alexander’s team.
Michael Hansborough who rallied the McCod Army for the journey to the south-west commented “We left the capital at 11am for the journey to Ayrshire. The weather was good and so was the banter. It took about an hour and a half to reach Kilmarnock which was much less time than it took the guys to come up from Fleetwood. Unfortunately, their supporters’ coach got delayed because of road works and they arrived a bit later than they had intended. It was still great to join up with them though.”
The Fleetwood Town team was led out onto the pitch by Emma Kelly, a junior member of the McCod Army. She commented “It was a great experience to lead the players out at Rugby Park. I really enjoyed myself.”
Michael further stated “We just love coming to watch the Fleetwood boys play. The fans and everyone connected with the Club are always so friendly and helpful. Some people might think it is odd that we live in Edinburgh and yet support Fleetwood Town but we always have a fantastic time joining up with the Cod Army and watching the team play. It was a bit disappointing that the side lost today of course but that doesn’t dampen our enthusiasm at all."
Fleetwood Town Media Manager, Jonathon Swift, commented after the match “It was great to see the Edinburgh lads supporting us this afternoon and they were clearly having a good time. I know through conversations which I have had with colleagues at Highbury Stadium, just how much the Scottish support is appreciated. The lads travel long distances and spend their hard earned money to watch the team which is incredibly loyal. We are all very grateful that they came to support us today and we look forward to seeing the McCod Army again as the new season progresses."