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BLUES IN THE NEWS | Fleetwood Town

30 January 2017

The media's perspective on the 1-1 draw with Fleetwood...

LOCAL VIEW 

The Echo:

DAVID Ball’s last minute leveller saw Southend United held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

The Shrimpers seemed to be heading for all three points at the Highbury Stadium when Anthony Wordsworth fired them in front towards the end of the first half.

But Ball’s 89th minute strike meant the game ended all square.

Yellow Advertiser:

SOUTHEND United manager, Phil Brown, was left frustrated after a late David Ball goal for Fleetwood Town cancelled out Anthony Wordsworth’s first half opener in this Sky Bet League One clash at Highbury.

“I think the better team lost two points today, didn’t gain a point, and people might think that’s a bit of a moan but it’s not at all", Brown told the Blues official website.

ONLINE VIEW

BBC Sport:

A stunning late strike from David Ball kept Fleetwood Town on a club-record 12-match unbeaten run in League One as Southend United were pegged back.

Southend looked comfortably cruising to victory against Uwe Rosler's promotion chasers after bossing the opening hour and going ahead towards the end of the first half through Anthony Wordsworth's opener.

OPPOSITION VIEW

Fleetwood Town:

Fleetwood Town’s unbeaten streak continues as they drew 1-1 against Southend United at Highbury Stadium.

David Ball’s equaliser two minutes from time cancelled out Anthony Wordsworth’s first half finish to evenly spread the points on the Fylde coast.

Blackpool Gazette:

A piece of individual brilliance from David Ball clinched a point for Fleetwood against play-off rivals Southend.

The Shrimpers out-played Town in the middle of the park in the first half and it was a midfield mistake that lead to the visitors opening the scoring. Bobby Grant’s pass to George Glendon missed the former City loanee and fell to the dangerous Marc-Antoine Fortune who rolled the ball back to Anthony Wordsworth to curl the ball sweetly into the bottom corner with a little help from the right post.

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