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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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2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39