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