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Highbury Stadium (ATT 2,023) 25th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Fleetwood Fleetwood Town vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Fleetwood 3

A Sarcevic (21)
M Roberts (40)
D Ball (51)

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Bristol R 1

E Harrison (79)

Cod Army back on course

Last Updated: 25/03/14 10:37pm

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Antoni Sarcevic: Opened the scoring

Antoni Sarcevic: Opened the scoring

Fleetwood got their League Two promotion bid back on track with a 3-1 victory over struggling Bristol Rovers.

The Cod Army had lost 3-0 at Exeter at the weekend, yet Antoni Sarcevic, Mark Roberts and David Ball were all on target in a comfortable win.

A first half lacking in quality from either side was brought to life thanks to a mistake from Rovers captain Tom Parkes. He could not get his foot on Iain Hume's pass and the ball squirmed into the path of Sarcevic, the Fleetwood midfielder only too happy to drive it past goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall.

That advantage was doubled before the break, Roberts flicking the ball in with his head to turn a Josh Morris corner home.

And within six minutes of the restart the home side were out of reach. Hume put in an inch-perfect cross-field pass to pick out Charlie Taylor and with Rovers all over the place at the back, Ball took advantage.

Nathan Pond and Roberts both came close to adding a fourth, Parkes clearing off the line to spare the Pirates' blushes.

There was less clinical finishing at the other end where Matt Harrold did all the hard work to get behind the hosts only to blaze wide.

They did pull one back late on, though, when substitute Ellis Harrison headed in a Lee Brown corner.

Home goalkeeper Chris Maxwell then pulled off a superb reflex save in added time to prevent a grandstand finale.

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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37