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Hunter hoping Highbury will be full for JPT second leg

9 January 2016

Striker played a big part in Town's goal at Oakwell today

Fleetwood Town striker Ashley Hunter is already excited for the second leg of the Johnstone’s Paint Northern Area final following the 1-1 first leg draw at Barnsley.

It was Ash’s cross midway through the second half, which rebounded off a Tykes defender, that handed Steven Pressley’s side the lead in front of nearly 500 travelling supporters from the Fylde Coast.

And despite Ashley Fletcher equalising for the Yorkshire side, Hunter says Town know exactly what they need to do if they are to reach the Wembley final.

Speaking to the Club website, Ash said: “It was an end to end match, especially in the second half when we took the lead.

“It is a shame we couldn’t hold on for the win but we go into the second leg with all to play for. Hopefully we can still reach the final at Wembley.

“We have home advantage now and I am sure Highbury will be full of our supporters cheering us on. We know what we have to do.

“I didn’t even really see what happened after I put the cross in until the linesman waved his flag and awarded the goal. I can’t really claim the goal but if it is given to me, I won’t complain.

“It was disappointing to concede but we created numerous opportunities to score. We are well and truly still in this tie and we are excited for the second leg.”

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