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Season review: September

14 May 2015

Stephen Dobbie rescused a dramatic point against Bristol City

Fleetwood Town started September with a midweek 3-1 defeat at home to near neighbours Morecambe in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Gareth Evans put the Cod Army in front after 12 minutes, but a brace from Padraig Amond which was followed up by Jack Redshaw’s strike, handed the Shrimps a place in the second round.

On the following Saturday, Town were beaten for the first time in the league, as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat away at Oldham Athletic. A solitary penalty from Jonathan Forte on the stroke of half time won the game for the Latics.

Fleetwood were on the wrong end of the same score line in their next fixture when they travelled to Sussex to face Crawley Town, as Izale McLeod’s 78th minute winner denied them a share of the spoils.

The defeat at Crawley was followed by a 0-0 stalemate at home to Barnsley on the 17th September, a result which ended a run of two straight losses and kept Fleetwood’s unbeaten home record in the process.

Three days later, Graham Alexander’s side welcomed eventual league champions Bristol City to their Highbury home, in a game which provided entertainment for all as it ended in a 3-3 draw.

Fleetwood took the lead through Blackburn Rovers loanee Josh Morris, but his strike was soon cancelled out on the half hour mark by Kieran Agard.

Agard added his second two minutes after half time, before turning provider for fellow strike partner Aaron Wilbraham as he converted the ball beyond Chris Maxwell on 51 minutes.

The Cod Army found a way back into proceedings when Jamie Proctor glanced past Frank Fielding just after the hour mark to give Town fans hope.

And Stephen Dobbie would prove to be the hero on 89 minutes, as he curled an unstoppable shot into the top corner which beat the despairing dive of Fielding.

September ended with a narrow 1-0 defeat at Peterborough United when Conor Washington netted the solitary goal for the Posh.

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