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Globe Arena (ATT 3,232) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Morecambe Morecambe vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

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Fleetwood 4

J Parkin (21, 50, 76)
B Nicholson (84)

Parkin treble inspires Cod Army

Last Updated: 08/09/12 7:33pm

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Parkin: Hat-trick hero

Parkin: Hat-trick hero

Jon Parkin's hat-trick earned dominant Fleetwood Town a convincing 4-0 derby victory over Morecambe on Saturday.

The burly summer signing opened his account for Town in the 21st minute and added two more second-half goals as the Football League newcomers recorded a third successive league win, Barry Nicholson adding the fourth late on.

Parkin opened the scoring with a close-range finish after a mistake by Shrimps stopper Barry Roche.

The striker's second was a header from Andy Mangan's 50th-minute corner before he claimed his third - and the match ball - when again found by the excellent Mangan.

Barry Nicholson capped off a fine afternoon for the Cod Army with a fourth goal six minutes from time, Parkin turning provider with a far-post cross which was headed past Roche by the onrushing midfielder.

Morecambe struggled to create chances of their own, with their best effort coming in the 87th minute when substitute Jack Redshaw forced Scott Davies into an excellent save low to his left with a close-range flick.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 16 23
9 Accrington Stanley 16 23
10 Southend United 15 22
11 Exeter City 15 22
12 Cheltenham Town 15 22
13 Cambridge United 15 21
14 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
15 Portsmouth 15 20
16 Stevenage 15 20
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11