Look back on famous FTFC matches from 11th January
2014 Dagenham and Redbridge 0 – 1 Fleetwood Town
On this day in 2014, David Ball scored the only goal of the game against Dagenham and Redbridge to ensure Fleetwood left The Chigwell Construction Stadium with three points.
Ball converted Conor McLaughlin’s cross into the bottom corner after a smart turn, and the win helped push the Cod Army back into the play-off places.
It was an evenly fought game, with the Daggers responding brightly after a first half largely dominated by Fleetwood.
Jeff Hughes and Mark Roberts both put chances wide in the first half, whilst a determined defensive effort ensured Dagenham failed to convert their chances.
Both Scott Doe and Rhys Murphy had chances cleared off the line for the home side, as Fleetwood endured a nervous second half.
Ball’s strike came after 74 minutes, and despite sustained pressure from the home side it was enough to take the points back to Highbury.
Dagenham and Redbridge
Chris Lewington, Scott Doe, Brian Saah, Abu Ogogo, Rhys Murphy, Lawson D'Ath, Luke Howell, Gavin Hoyte, Jack Connors, Dominic Samuel, Zavon Hines
Substitutes: Luke Wilkinson (Hoyte ’90), Femi Ilesanmi, Medy Elito (Samuel ’40), Afolabi Obafemi (Howell ’77), Anthony Edgar, Sean Shields, Lloyd Anderson
Scott Davies, Mark Roberts, Nathan Pond, Steven Schumacher, Jon Parkin, Jeff Hughes, Alan Goodall, Conor McLaughlin, Antoni Sarcevic, Charlie Taylor, David Ball
Substitutes: Stewart Murdoch (Schumacher ’88), Gareth Evans, Liam Hogan, Ryan Cresswell, Chris Maxwell, Daniel Carr, Mikael Mandron (Parkin ’65)
2011 Mansfield Town 2 – 5 Fleetwood Town
Magno Vieira scored a hat trick to help Fleetwood secure a 5-2 away win against Mansfield Town in the National League.
Fleetwood went 1-0 down to a goal from Adam Murray, before goals from Vieira, Gareth Seddon and Jamie McGuire secured a convincing win for the Cod Army.
Four of those goals were scored in a 14 minute period, and despite a late goal from Stephen Foster, Fleetwood headed back to Highbury with the three points.
Kevin Pilkington, Stephen Foster, Gary Silk, Kevin Sandwith, Adam Murray, Ryan Williams, Kyle Nix, Ashley Cain, Tom Naylor, Keigan Parker, Robert Duffy
Substitutes: Luke Medley (Williams 58'), Paul Connor (Parker 58'), Steve Istead (Nix 85'), Neil Collett, Paul Stonehouse
Scott Davies, Sean Clancy, Shaun Beeley, Steve McNulty, Alan Wright, Sean Gregan, Jamie McGuire, Anthony Barry, Gareth Seddon, Magno Vieira, George Donnelly
Substitutes: Steven Connors (Wright 71'), Daniel Lucas Rowe (Vieira 81'), Danny Hurst, Nathan Pond, Lee Thorpe
1987 Birthday – Jamie Vardy
The former Fleetwood man made 36 appearances for the Cod Army between 2011/12, scoring 31 league goals and helping the club reach the Football League, before joining Leicester City for £1 million, a record for a non-league player.
Since joining Leicester, Vardy has gone on to win both the Championship and Premier League with Leicester, scoring 54 goals in 150 appearances. He’s also made 14 appearances for England, scoring five goals.