Cod Army earn late victory

Andy Mangan’s late header earned Fleetwood Town a fourth

consecutive league victory and saw off 10-man Northampton 1-0.

Daniel East was sent off for the visitors after 29 minutes,

earning himself a second yellow card for his challenge on

Fleetwood’s Jamie McGuire.

The hosts had the ball in the net twice in the first half, both

times from McGurie headers ruled out for offside.

Junior Brown looked to have snatched it for the Cod Army late on

but his strike was ruled out, the linesman insisting the winger had

taken he ball out of play before squeezing it past Lee Nicholls in

the Cobblers goal.

Fleetwood had claims for a penalty late on when Kelvin Langmead

was judged to have handled Damien Johnson’s shot, referee Steve

Rushton deciding the offence had taken place outside of the box –

Mangan blasting the free kick straight at Nicholls.

But Mangan was on target in the second minute of injury time

heading home at the back post to extend a purple patch for Micky

Mellon.