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Late leveller could be key for momentum says Cole

15 October 2017

Devante Cole’s says his late equaliser for Fleetwood Town in their 2-2 draw with Rochdale could be very important in terms of momentum.

Cole scored his eighth league goal of the season on Saturday afternoon to salvage a point for Uwe Rosler’s men.

Town did hold a half-time lead thanks to Ashley Eastham’s 26th minute strike, before two Rochdale goals early in the second half left Cole’s side chasing the game.

“It was a mad eight minutes and we found ourselves 2-1 down.

“I think we have done very well to get back into the game, and if there was an extra five minutes, I think we might have gone on to win it.

“The late goal could be very important in terms of momentum. We are now three games without a loss and we go to Scunthorpe on Tuesday hoping to get another positive result.

“My target was to get ten goals before January. I am nearly there and I will be setting myself a new target soon. I just want to get as many goals as I can for the team.”

Strike partner Wes Burns was also sent off during the second half, making the comeback even more remarkable.

“I feel the point is good one in the circumstances,” added Cole. 

“We made changes to the team before and just after the sending off and with us regrouping and being down to ten men, we are happy.

“I think if we did get that second goal in the first half, the game would have been done, but as it was, we concede two after the break.

“We were in shock as we thought in the first half we played well, we got that early goal and we were in control of the game heading in at half-time.

“It was very important we got that equaliser. Ash Hunter keeps on coming off the bench and making an impact with his goals and assists.

“I knew he was going to run to the by line and cross it in, and I just managed to get a foot on the ball and turn it into the back of the net.”

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