Fleetwood Town 3 – Cheltenham Town 2: Visitors unable to get win at Highbury Stadium

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Fleetwood Town’s 3-2 win over Cheltenham Town on Saturday, was hard fought at Highbury Stadium. Fleetwood Town were looking to get back their winning ways after losing their last game 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday. Cheltenham Town had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-1 victory against Ipswich Town. As the table looks today, Fleetwood Town are in 19th place, with 3 points from 4 matches, while Cheltenham Town sit in 18th, with 4 points from 4.

It was an impressive opening from Cheltenham Town, with Callum Wright finding the net at the 8 minute mark. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Tom Clarke equalised for Fleetwood Town at the 33 minute mark, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

Fleetwood Town rallied after this and were rewarded, thanks to Carl Johnston finding the net in the 81st minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Alfie May managed to equalize and take the sides off in the 87th minute at 2-2. Fleetwood Town in turn, then responded just before the final whistle increasing their lead with an effort from Shayden Morris, leaving the final score at 3-2.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Fleetwood Town, Callum Morton, Daniel Batty and Gerard Garner, came on for Ryan Edmondson, Callum Camps and Anthony Pilkington, Cheltenham Town brought on George Lloyd, Taylor Perry and Matty Blair to replace Andy Williams, Liam Sercombe and Charlie Raglan.

There were bookings for Callum Morton from Fleetwood Town, and Charlie Raglan, Conor Thomas, Callum Wright and Chris Hussey, for Cheltenham Town.

Cheltenham Town and Fleetwood Town will next play away to Burton Albion and Plymouth Argyle respectively.

Technical card:
Fleetwood Town: Callum Wright, Charlie Raglan, Andy Williams, Conor Thomas, Liam Sercombe, Chris Hussey and Alfie May
Cheltenham Town: Tom Clarke, Ryan Edmondson, Callum Camps, Anthony Pilkington, Carl Johnston and Shayden Morris
Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Goals: Callum Wright (0-1, min. 8), Tom Clarke (1-1, min. 33), Carl Johnston (2-1, min. 81), Alfie May (2-2, min. 87) and Shayden Morris (3-2, min. 90)
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