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Youth report: Fleetwood Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley

13 March 2016

Louis Myers rescued a point for the Cod Army on 84 minutes

Fleetwood Town’s youth team snatched a late point to draw 1-1 at home to Accrington Stanley on Saturday morning.

Louis Myers’ header six minutes from time cancelled out a superb first half goal from Rueben Dass, meaning the spoils were shared at Lytham Cricket Club.

The Cod Army had to do without captain Nathan Sheron for the match, meaning Lewis Baines started at centre back, and Max Johnstone also returned in goal.

Neither team created many clear-cut chances in the early stages, with Fleetwood controlling possession, and Stanley happy to sit back and counter.

The visitors went close when Nathan Webb’s effort from 10 yards was well saved by Johnstone.

At the other end, Liam Wood was looking threatening on the left wing, and had a goal bound shot blocked.

The deadlock was then broken five minutes before half-time when Dass picked the ball up on the half way line and ran into the area before slotting into the far corner.

The second half continued in a similar pattern to the first, with numerous fouls contributing to a scrappy affair.

Fleetwood’s Luke Fisher hit a shot over, before Stanley had a great chance to double their lead, but a headed straight at the goalkeeper.

Nathan Rooney’s team then started knocking on the door with a succession of corners, and  a cross from Myers was met by Jordan Hancox, whose shot was well blocked.

Shortly afterwards, the two nearly combined to score again, but Hancox couldn’t get on the end of Myers’ centre.

And finally, the goal came for Town on 84 minutes as Myers rose highest in the box to meet Wes Nelson’s terrific cross to head past Chris Evans.

The Cod Army could have snatched all three points in the latter stages, but in the end had to settle for a point in the North West Youth Alliance table.



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