Young Cod Army twice went ahead against SaddlersFleetwood Town’s youth team had to settle for a share of the spoils on Saturday lunchtime, as they recorded a 2-2 draw against Walsall at Poolfoot Farm.
Lewis Baines initially prodded Fleetwood in front after 16 minutes, with Cameron Peters equalising for the Saddlers ten minutes after the interval.
Town were back in the driving seat on 68 minutes, when Jordan Hancox found the back of the net however Rory Oliver notched a second equaliser late on.
It would be Walsall who would be the first side to offer an attacking threat towards either back-line, as Peters cut inside before drilling the ball into the side-netting of Elliott Wynne’s goal.
At the other end, Nathan Rooney’s side spurned a decent opening as forward Mamadou Djabi could only curl a tame shot into the grasp of the goalkeeper.
Michael Tetteh was next to go close for Town’s youngsters shortly after, as his long-range free-kick went narrowly over the crossbar.
With 16 minutes on the clock, Fleetwood gained the initiative courtesy of defender Baines, who bundled the ball into the net from close-range following a goal-mouth scramble.
Fleetwood’s back four had to be resilient as the half wore on to thwart any attack from Walsall, as the visitors looked for a way back into the game.
Andy Smith had to be called upon late in the half, as he hacked the ball off the line from a corner with Rooney’s side going into the break with the lead.
As play resumed for the second half, Walsall were quick out of the traps and got their reward ten minutes after the interval.
Peters got beyond his marker to go one on one with Wynne, prior to coolly slotting low into the far corner as the clock struck 55 minutes.
With the scores level, both sides were keen to grab the third goal of the game, and Town’s keeper Wynne was called upon to keep out a shot from 25-yards or so.
The pendulum swung the Codlings way though with just over 20 minutes of the fixture left, when Hancox was on hand to drill the ball home from close range.
Fleetwood’s lead would be that of a short-lived one, when Walsall equalised for a second time through Oliver, who glanced beyond Wynne to earn a point for the Midlands side.