Mamadou Djabi netted a brace for the Cod ArmyA brace from Mamadou Djabi sealed a comfortable 2-0 win for Fleetwood Town’s youth team at home to Morecambe on Saturday morning.
The striker netted either side of half time, as the Cod Army bounced back from their 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury in midweek.
Nathan Rooney welcomed back Andy Smith to the starting XI at Lytham Cricket Club, but fellow centre back Nathan Sheron continued to wear the captain’s armband.
Fleetwood were on top throughout, but Morecambe came the closest to opening the scoring early on when Ben Headley curled a free kick around the wall.
At the other end, Sheron then had a free header which he planted straight at Shrimps goalkeeper Niall Maher.
However Fleetwood did take the lead on 17 minutes when the lively Louis Myers played a through ball into Djabi, who showed good movement before tucking home confidently.
Midfielder Lewis Shorrock could have made it two late on in the half, but failed to hit the target following excellent wing play from Myers.
The second half was a similar story of Fleetwood domination. The returning Smith went close with a header from a corner.
The lead was doubled when Michael Tetteh picked up the ball and played it into Djabi in behind the defence, who scored through the visiting keeper’s legs.
The Cod Army weren’t content with their lead as they continued to create chances; Myers fired a shot wide before Djabi was denied a hat-trick when his powerful shot was tipped onto the bar.
Myers had another chance to get on the scoresheet when substitute Dan Mooney dug out a terrific cross from the left, which Myers headed over.
Morecambe never threatened a comeback as Fleetwood ran out deserved winners as they returned to winning ways.