Fleetwood continued their impressive start to life in League Two with victory at fellow promoted side York.

Matty Blair and Jamal Fyfield both went close for the Minstermen and Michael Coulson rattled the crossbar.

But Junior Brown opened the scoring with the visitors' first shot on target as his deflected effort flew into the top corner from long range.

And Steven Gillespie rounded off the win late on when he latched on to Brown's flick-on to slot home.

The victory leaves Fleetwood third in the table, five points behind leaders Gillingham.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I thought maybe the first half was the best we've played this season.

"We certainly started the first half an hour the best and you could see the goal.

"We came out and didn't get going second half - it was a different game.

"There's no arguments from me. I thought my players were excellent for 45 minutes and I was disappointed to go in one down but we were still positive coming out second half but never really got going."

Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a hard fought victory but a deserved victory. We're delighted to come to a place like York and pick up all three points.

"We knew York would start like an express train and we knew we had to cope with that.

"Junior Brown has been magnificent all season. We've encouraged him to enjoy his football and play with freedom. It's allowed him to blossom and develop.

"He's still very young but if he keeps putting in performances like that, we'll be made up."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow (Bullock - 70' )
  • 16 Fyfield Booked
  • 23 Doig
  • 17 Blair
  • 20 Challinor Booked
  • 26 McLaughlin (Taylor - 83' )
  • 09 Walker
  • 10 Chambers
  • 11 Coulson (Johnson - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Musselwhite
  • 22 Carlisle
  • 27 Taylor
  • 12 Bullock
  • 13 Smith
  • 07 Reed
  • 14 Johnson

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beeley
  • 03 Howell (Goodall - 47' )
  • 05 McNulty
  • 12 Brown Booked
  • 28 Mawene
  • 18 McGuire
  • 20 Johnson Booked
  • 27 Marrow
  • 26 Ball (Gillespie - 82' )
  • 32 Barkh'zen (Nicholson - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Maxwell
  • 13 Goodall
  • 08 Milligan
  • 10 Fowler
  • 11 Nicholson
  • 09 Parkin
  • 19 Gillespie
Ref: Sutton
Att: 3,084

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

5 5

Corners

3 6

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

89:47

The ball is swung over by Charlie Taylor, clearance by Youl Mawene.

86:55

Junior Brown provided the assist for the goal.

86:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Gillespie - York 0 - 2 Fleetwood Steven Gillespie scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 0-2 Fleetwood Town.

85:59

Foul by Lee Bullock on Steven Gillespie, free kick awarded. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.

85:37

The referee blows for offside against Junior Brown. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

82:41 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Taylor replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

82:41

Jamie McGuire challenges Jamal Fyfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution David Ball goes off and Steven Gillespie comes on.

80:13

Junior Brown fouled by Oli Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

79:21

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Blocked by Youl Mawene.

77:36

Jason Walker takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies. The referee blows for offside against David Ball. Jon Challinor restarts play with the free kick.

76:11

David Ball takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson, clearance by Patrick McLaughlin.

75:49

Oli Johnson produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and strikes the post.

74:43

Foul by Barry Nicholson on Jamal Fyfield, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

73:54

Alan Goodall takes the direct free kick.

73:54 Booking

Booking Booking for Jon Challinor for unsporting behaviour.

73:46

Unfair challenge on Junior Brown by Jon Challinor results in a free kick.

70:50

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Goodall, save by Michael Ingham.

69:17 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Parslow goes off and Lee Bullock comes on.

69:17 Substitution

Substitution Michael Coulson leaves the field to be replaced by Oli Johnson.

69:17

Jamie McGuire takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

68:45

Corner taken by Alan Goodall, save by Michael Ingham.

67:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Nicholson, save made by Michael Ingham.

66:34

Shot from just outside the box by Alan Goodall misses to the left of the target.

63:59

Michael Coulson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, clearance made by Junior Brown. Corner taken by Michael Coulson from the right by-line, save by Scott Davies.

63:59 Booking

Booking The referee books Damien Johnson for unsporting behaviour.

63:37

Unfair challenge on Ashley Chambers by Damien Johnson results in a free kick.

62:58

Patrick McLaughlin produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and hits the post.

61:29

The ball is crossed by Alan Goodall, Barry Nicholson takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save.

57:21

Handball decision goes against Daniel Parslow. Alan Goodall takes the direct free kick.

56:42

Alex Marrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Walker. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

55:53

Unfair challenge on Junior Brown by Jon Challinor results in a free kick. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

54:00 Substitution

Substitution Barry Nicholson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Barkhuizen.

50:04

Matty Blair produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:40 Substitution

Substitution Alan Goodall is brought on as a substitute for Dean Howell.

45:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matty Blair on Shaun Beeley. Shaun Beeley takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Ball. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

42:53

Dean Howell has an effort direct from the free kick.

42:53 Booking

Booking Jamal Fyfield booked.

42:29

Jamal Fyfield challenges Tom Barkhuizen unfairly and gives away a free kick.

40:04

Patrick McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

40:04 Booking

Booking Junior Brown is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

39:55

Foul by Junior Brown on Jon Challinor, free kick awarded.

35:31

Assist on the goal came from David Ball.

35:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Junior Brown - York 0 - 1 Fleetwood Junior Brown scores a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. York 0-1 Fleetwood Town.

31:19

David Ball is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

31:04

Jon Challinor concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Brown. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.

28:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Coulson from the left by-line, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.

24:06

Unfair challenge on Matty Blair by Damien Johnson results in a free kick. Jon Challinor takes the free kick.

21:43

Unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Jamie McGuire results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Doig.

16:32

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Ball, Jon Challinor manages to make a clearance. The assistant referee flags for offside against Matty Blair. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

15:21

Effort from outside the penalty box by Patrick McLaughlin goes wide right of the goal.

9:37

Daniel Parslow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.

7:53

Jamal Fyfield takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies. Inswinging corner taken by Michael Coulson, clearance made by Dean Howell. Michael Coulson takes a shot.

3:48

Foul by Steve McNulty on Michael Coulson, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Michael Coulson, Close range header by Matty Blair misses to the right of the target.

2:32

The ball is sent over by Junior Brown, clearance by Daniel Parslow. Corner from the left by-line taken by David Ball, Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

1:46

Effort from deep inside the area by Ashley Chambers misses to the left of the goal.

1:16

Centre by Michael Coulson, Scott Davies makes a save.

0:41

Matty Blair takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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