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Fleetwood Town Preview

12 October 2018

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to Saturday's trip to Fleetwood Town

This weekend sees Shrewsbury Town travel to the Lancashire coast under the cover of stormy weather as they look to continue the recent good form. Fleetwood have interesting form, it's not that dissimilar to ours, a fair few draws interspersed with the occasional win. However, on a couple of occasions they've handed out real beatings, namely beating Scunthorpe 5-0 in September and Doncaster 4-0 last Saturday. In Scunthorpe's case, they were in the middle of a poor patch of form but Doncaster had built up a pretty good head of steam until Accrington and then Fleetwood beat them. Looking at the match stats, the Doncaster game was pretty even with the possession around 50/50. They also had a similar amount of shots to the home team but it was the accuracy that seems to have made the difference. Doncaster failed to register with any of their four attempts on target and Fleetwood getting four out of five, so it's pretty clear that they're an incisive attacking force when the mood takes them.

However, Fleetwood haven't done so well at home with just one win and three draws in League One at Highbury all season. That single home win was a 2-1 against Bradford on September 1st and although that may give us some hope going into the game, you can bet that home form will be the highest priority for Joey Barton and his team.

Top Scorers

C. Evans 8

P. Madden 4

A Hunter 3

Clean Sheets

Four, all from away games.

Assists

A. Hunter with six.

Fleetwood Match Stats

Points per game at home 1.0 against a L1 average of 1.29.

Wins at home 17%. League average 32%.

Home defeats 32% beating the league average of 36%.

Goals conceded per home game: 1.5. League one average: 1.34.

Goals scored at home: 1.17. League Average: 1.27.

Fleetwood have not scored in the last 30 minutes of a home game all season.

More than 50% of the goals conceded at Highbury have been scored in the fifteen minutes either side of half time.

More than half of the goals scored at home by Fleetwood have also been in the fifteen minutes either side of half time. That amounts to four goals around half time vs. three scored at all other times.

Referee

Thomas Bramall. Games this season: 11. Yellow cards: 21. Red cards: 1.

Assistants: Barry Gordon and Ken Haycock

Fourth Official: Paul Marsden

Squad News

On Tuesday, Fleetwood boss Joey Barton made 10 changes from the side that beat Doncaster. Nathan Sheron was the only player from the weekend to be selected with most first team players rested. Fleetwood will be without on-loan left-back James Husband who suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury last week. Forward Conor McAleny, Midfielder Dean Marney and defender Tommy Spurr all have longer term injuries.

Town also rested plenty but having won 6-0 in the FL Trophy, John Askey will find it difficult to reward every good performance from Tuesday night. Charlie Colkett has returned to parent club Chelsea for treatment on a foot injury.

Summary

There is an opportunity for either team to get their first back-to-back victory in League One this season although a draw is probably the most likely result when you look at the form. Having said that, we've lost as many away as we have drawn away so Fleetwood might fancy their chances of improving their home record. Looking at the top scorer and assist maker, it's clear they have at least two considerable threats in Ched Evans and Ashley Hunter. However, Fleetwood have quality players all over the pitch, it's just a question of them finding the correct combination.

In our favour are the two wins we've picked up since last Saturday morning, which means that competition for places, is going to intensify. Whoever plays this weekend knows that they have someone sharp behind them ready to take over if necessary.

COYB!!!

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood Town 2 Shrewsbury Town 1

13 October 2018

Town lose out 2-1 to Fleetwood Town.

 Fleetwood: Alex Cairns, Lewie Coyle, Ashley Eastham, Wes Burns, Paddy Madden, Ryan Taylor, Craig Morgan, Ashley Hunter, Ross Wallace (Kyle Dempsey, 89), Nathan Sheron, James Wallace (Chris Long, 42) (Jason Holt, 69).

Subs: Paul Jones, Jason Holt, Kyle Dempsey, Cian Bolger, Chris Long, Harrison Biggins, Ryan Rydel.

Town: Joel Coleman, Josh Emmanuel, Mat Sadler, Omar Beckles, Fejiri Okenabirhie (Greg Docherty, 45), Lenell John-Lewis (Aaron Amadi-Holloway, 45), Alex Gilliead, Luke Waterfall, Josh Laurent (Lee Angol, 90), Ollie Norburn.

Subs: Steve Arnold, Ryan Haynes, Greg Docherty, Lee Angol, James Bolton, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Ryan Barnett.

Referee: Thomas Bramall

Assistants: Barry Gordon and Ken Haycock

Fourth official: B Smallwood

Attendance: 2983

Despite a second half goal, Town lost out 2-1 to Fleetwood Town. The home side took all three points after two first-half goals.

Josh Laurent was on the score sheet for Town, but Askey’s me couldn’t find the vital goal to nick a point.

Team News:

John Askey makes two changes to the starting line-up that faced Accrington Stanley last Saturday. Anthony Grant is unavailable due to injury and Lee Angol starts on the bench. Introduced into the starting 11 are Lenell John-Lewis and Fejiri Okenabirhie.

First Half:

Ollie Norburn was given a yellow card just moments into the game, as the midfielder brought down a Fleetwood player in the middle of the park.

The first 10 minutes of the half ended up more in the favour of the home side. The Cod Army had some good chances early on, but Joel Coleman was equally as good making important saves.

The home side capitalised on their early pressure and got in front just after the 19th minute. Ashley Hunter floated a lovely ball into the box, which was met by Paddy Madden. The striker glanced the ball towards the net, and the ball went in via the post.

The Cod Army doubled their lead shortly after securing the first. Madden went from goal scorer to provider in the 27th minute. The forward threaded a nice through ball into the box and Wes Burns took his first-time shot well, slotting the ball into the far corner.

As the half progressed towards the latter stages, goalmouth action had dried up. Town were still pushing to get a goal back, but the home side were doing well to limit any chances in their box.

Right on the stroke of half time Fejiri Okenabirhie came close to halving the deficit for Town. The forward slipped into the box, but narrowly missed the target from a tight angle.

The half came to an end with the home side up on the score sheet by two goals. A positive half from Joey Barton’s men limited any real chances for Town.

Second Half:

Town came out for the second-half looking determined to get a goal back. It only took Askey’s men 10 minutes for their perseverance to pay off. Shaun Whalley did well to beat his man and slip a driven ball into the box. Josh Laurent got on the end of the pass and slotted the ball into the corner of the goal.

Town were continuously looking to challenge the Fleetwood back line at any given chance. Greg Docherty and Alex Gilliead were both doing well to create sparks of play but Town couldn’t turn those spells into clear opportunities.

Luke Waterfall was given a yellow card in the 72nd minute for obstructing Ross Wallace.

Gilliead was being a constant pain down the left side of the pitch and was causing Fleetwood some problems with his fast dribbling. The winger did well to earn his side a corner with 10 minutes to go, but Barton’s men did well to clear the ball.

Holloway came inches away from levelling the score in stoppage time. The striker latched onto a cross and powerfully headed the ball towards goal, but Alex Cairns made a great acrobatic save to deny town an equaliser.

Despite Town’s best efforts, the game ended 2-1 with the home side on the right side of the score sheet. Despite Laurent’s second-half goal, Town were unable to find an equaliser.

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Fleetwood Town Ticket Details

10 October 2018

Tickets are now on sale for our Sky Bet League One trip to Highbury

Fleetwood Town v Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 13th October – 3pm Kick-Off
Highbury
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our Sky Bet League One trip to Fleetwood Town.

We have been allocated and initial 400 tickets for the trip.

There is no mention of a price increase on the day.

Percy Ronson (Standing)

Adult - £22

Over 65 - £17
Under 25 - £17
Under 16 - £7
Under 5 – Free

Parkside  (Seated)

Adult - £24
Over 65 - £19
Under 25 - £19
Under 16 - £8
Under 5 – Free

Wheelchair user pays the relevant price (see above) and registered carer goes FOC.

Ambulant disabled pays the relevant price (see above) and registered carer goes FOC.

Tickets go off sale at 4pm on Friday 12th of October, after that it is pay on the day. 

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Away tickets are set up online with the following delivery options:

Standard post 
Special delivery
Collect from Shrewsbury Town - Free

Any tickets for away games not collected will be taken to the away game on the day.

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