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Match preview: Accrington Stanley v Fleetwood Town

2 September 2019

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Fleetwood Town will travel to the Wham Stadium on Tuesday night to face Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley in the Leasing.Com Trophy, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off.

Fixture: Accrington Stanley v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Leasing.com Trophy (Northern Group B)

Date: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Kick-Off: 7:45pm

Venue: The Wham Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington, BB5 5BX

Match officials: Darren Handley (Referee), Mark Cunliffe & Ian Dudley (Assistants), Billy Smallwood (Fourth Official)

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Fleetwood make the short trip to the Wham Stadium after a 2-0 defeat away at newly-promoted side Lincoln City, looking to bounce back with a second victory over their Lancashire rivals within the space of ten days.

The two sides met on Saturday 24th August, where Joey Barton’s side picked up all three points thanks to goals from Paddy Madden and Ched Evans. With the rivalry within the two coaching camps, and due to their locations, it will be as competitive as ever come kick-off on Tuesday.

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ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Accrington head into the fixture on a positive note after a narrow 2-1 victory over MK Dons on home soil. Colby Bishop and Mark Hughes scored for Stanley, cancelling out Kieran Agard’s 18th-minute strike.

That was Accrington’s first win of the season in all competitions, and they’ll be looking to keep momentum ahead of their next league match against Bristol Rovers.

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LAST TIME THE TWO SIDES MET

The last time Fleetwood and Accrington Stanley met was at Highbury Stadium on Saturday 24th August, where Town came away 2-0 winners.

Strikers Paddy Madden and Ched Evans scored the only goals of the match, keeping Town’s unbeaten home record in tacked.

You can watch the full highlights HERE.

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ONE TO WATCH: COLBY BISHOP

The one to watch for Accrington on Saturday is young forward Colby Bishop, after he netted in his side’s 2-1 win over MK Dons.

The 22-year-old signed his first professional contract whilst at Notts County in November 2014 and made his debut for The Magpies a month later, in a 1-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons at Meadow Lane.

After a short spell at Boston United, he headed to Leamington, and this is where he hit his best run of form so far in his career. Even though he had to split his playing time with a job in school as a teacher, he managed to score 33 goals in 53 games, which got the attention of Accrington.

Since arriving at Stanley in July, he has scored in four of the six games he has played for the club.

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TICKET INFORMATION

Adults - £5

Seniors (60+) - £5

Under 18s - £2

Under 12s - £1

Coach travel is available for supporters, with the price for Onward Card holders being £5, and then £10 for all other supporters. Coaches will be leaving Highbury Stadium at 5:30pm.

For any questions on the fixture, please contact the ticket office on (01253) 775080, or head down to the club shop at Highbury Stadium.

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BETTING ODDS

For Fleetwood to beat their Lancashire rivals for the second time in ten days, the odds are 11/8. The odds on it being all level come full-time are 11/5.

Joey Barton's side won by two goals last time, and for the Cod Army to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 the odds are currently 8/1.

Fancy Ashley Hunter to score first in a 2-0 away win - Check out these odds out, 60/1

For more odds on SkyBet, click HERE. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.

FOLLOW TOWN ON IFOLLOW

Can’t make the game on Tuesday? Well don’t worry as with iFollow Fleetwood, you won’t miss any of the action!

With the video season passes available for both U.K. and overseas fans, it's just a straight £10 for you to watch the game live, whilst listening to full match commentary.

For more details, head over to our iFollow subscription page.

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