The Cod Army picked up two wins over EasterThe penultimate month of Fleetwood’s inaugural season in League One saw them notch two wins during the Easter period.
Gareth Evans’ 18th minute solitary goal was enough to beat Gillingham in Kent, before Town turned on the style on Easter Monday with a 4-0 home win over Yeovil Town.
The Cod Army opened the scoring with seven minutes on the clock, courtesy of David Ball who coolly fired home from close range.
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
Proctor added a third after 33 minutes, as he confidently slotted home before Ash Hunter completed the rout late on to confirm an emphatic victory against the Somerset side.
Fleetwood travelled to Walsall for their next game, as Tom Bradshaw converted an 86th minute winner on his return from injury to deny Town a share of spoils.
It was back to Highbury three days later for the visit of MK Dons, and after a goalless first-half on the Fylde Coast, Lewis Baker completed a fine team move by opening the scoring ten minutes into the second period.
Will Grigg capitalised on Stevie Jordan’s slip to confidently shoot low past Maxwell to add a second goal on 74 minutes.
Two minutes later, Dele Alli made it three with a stunning half volley from 20 yards which found the top corner of the net.
A 0-0 was served up next for Town away at Doncaster Rovers the following Saturday, but chances few and far between for both sides at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Fleetwood ended their home campaign with a 3-2 defeat at home to Colchester United in what was the penultimate league game of the season.
Midfielder George Moncur gave Colchester the lead with a low finish from 12 yards two minutes after half time, but his strike was cancelled out by Jamie Proctor’s improvised finish from close-range with 65 minutes played.
Ball netted Fleetwood’s second with 15 minutes left after he chased onto Proctor’s lofted pass to place his effort into the far corner.
Gavin Massey provided a lifeline for the Essex side when with Chris Maxwell misjudged his cross to make it two each on 84 minutes.
Dion Sembie-Ferris was then felled in the penalty area by Nathan Pond, which left Chris Porter to step up and convert the resulting penalty late on.