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Season review: January

18 May 2015

Town picked up their first three points of the year in London

Fleetwood looked to build upon their encouraging start to their first season in League One, and opened up the New Year with the visit of Swindon Town on the 3rd January.

Despite Josh Morris finding the net twice early in the second half, Fleetwood unfortunately had to settle for a point as the visitors clawed themselves back into the game.

In an end-to-end encounter at Highbury, Morris gave Fleetwood the lead after 49 minutes, as he latched onto Jamie Proctor’s pass to drill left-footed beyond Wes Foderingham.

Ten minutes later, Morris netted his second from a similar position inside the area to put Town in the ascendancy.

Swindon found a way back into the contest with 71 minutes played, when Andy Williams applied a deflected finish which looped over Maxwell.

The Wiltshire outfit claimed a share of the spoils with two minutes to play as Louis Tomlinson the prodded home following a cross from the left.

The Cod Army’s first win of 2015 came in the capital, when Gareth Evans’ 46th minute strike overcame Leyton Orient by a 1-0 score-line at Brisbane Road.

It was back to the Fylde Coast for Graham Alexander’s side a week later, as Oldham Athletic visited Highbury.

Despite a positive start to the calendar year, Fleetwood were undone by the Latics who returned to Boundary Park with the three points.

Carl Winchester’s curled effort sent Oldham on their way on 51 minutes, with Mike Jones capping off the performance by placing a free-kick past Chris Maxwell with 25 minutes to play.

January concluded with a routine home victory over strugglers Crawley Town as Antoni Sarcevic’s 43rd minute free kick proved the difference.

The triumph over the men from West-Sussex would see Fleetwood move up into sixth at the end of the month, occupying the final Play-Off place in the process.



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