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Report: Development Squad triumph over Nuneaton

4 October 2016

Nadesan at the double as Town beat Nuneaton...

Two first half goals from Ashley Nadesan was enough for Fleetwood Town’s Development Squad to beat Nuneaton Town 2-1 at Poolfoot Farm.


Nadesan’s double set Town on their way to a comfortable victory over an experienced Nuneaton side, who are currently mid-table in National League North.


Nadesan has his first sight of goal after just three minutes. A slick through ball from Nick Haughton found the front man who rounded the visiting ‘keeper but he the Cod Army front man ran out of room as he looked to have a shot on goal.


The warning signs were there but just four minutes later Nadesan did open the scoring. Again it was Haughton was the man with the killer pass which allowed Nadesan to unleash a fierce strike into the top corner.


Matt Urwin was then called into action moments later, denying Elliot Whitehouse an equaliser with a double handed save around the post.


The visitors struck the woodwork after 20 minutes, again Whitehouse the main threat but he slipped when shooting and the ball looped up onto Urwin’s bar.


As the visitors seem to grow in the game, Fleetwood hit them with another sucker punch. A strong run and delivery from Keano Deacon found Nadesan lurking at the back post, with the striker then finishing impressively for his second of the game to see the Town 2-0 up at the interval.


The second period was more tactical with little clear cut chances for either side. However, Deacon did cut through the visiting backline ten minutes into the half. Deacon rounded the Nuneaton ‘keeper and had the goal at his mercy, but he dallied too long on the ball was eventually dispossessed.


The visitors did a goal towards the end of the match, but it was no more than a conciliation as Town held on for a good win.  


FTFC: Urwin; Kerrigan, Baines, Abubakar, Myers; Shorrock, Dunbar, T.Grant; Deacon, Nadesan, Haughton. Subs: Crellin, Collings, Holgate, Garner.

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