Fleetwood moved back into the League Two play-off places with a convincing win against strugglers Accrington.

Jon Parkin fired the hosts ahead early and David Ball made it 2-0 after the break, slotting home on the back post after good work from Antoni Sarcevic.

Kayode Odejayi then gave the visitors late hope with his header from a Josh Windass free-kick.

But Daniel Carr netted his first goal for the club six minutes into injury time to secure maximum points for Town.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We wanted to get back on track after the previous two league games and we did that well today.

"We played the game we wanted to play and we looked really solid, which was important.

"We looked a good threat at the other end and to get all three strikers scoring is fantastic because they've had a tough time of late."

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We keep giving teams starts in games and we gave Fleetwood a two-goal start. It was 65 minutes before we started playing.

"The conditions were horrendous and they played the conditions better than we did.

"Jon Parkin adds quality and his goal was first-class. He was maybe the difference between the two sides."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 13 Goodall Booked
  • 06 Pond
  • 05 Roberts
  • 11 Hughes
  • 08 Schumacher (Brown - 75' )
  • 23 Ball (Carr - 91' )
  • 09 Parkin
  • 18 Sarcevic (Murdoch - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Murdoch
  • 07 Evans
  • 12 Brown
  • 14 Hogan
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 32 Carr
  • 33 Lucas

Accrington Stanley

  • 22 Dawber
  • 16 Hunt (Windass - 33' )
  • 03 Liddle Booked
  • 08 Richardson
  • 06 Winnard Booked
  • 05 Aldred
  • 15 Mingoia (Hatfield - 66' )
  • 04 Joyce
  • 24 Odejayi
  • 02 Murphy
  • 11 Naismith (McCartan - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 07 McCartan
  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 19 Wilson
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson
Ref: Graham Salisbury
Att: 2,446

Match Stats

Shots

15 3

On target

9 2

Corners

4 3

Fouls

17 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +6:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +6:31

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +6:31

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +5:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Accrington Stanley 1. Daniel Carr (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stewart Murdoch with a cross.

90:00 +4:05

Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:05

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town).

90:00 +3:15

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:15

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

90:00 +1:52

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +1:52

Daniel Carr (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stewart Murdoch replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

90:00 +0:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Daniel Carr replaces David Ball.

89:42

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

88:18

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

87:35

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:35

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

81:27

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:27

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

80:22

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:22

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

80:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Windass with a cross.

78:50

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:50

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

76:32 Booking

Booking Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

76:24 Booking

Booking Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

76:13

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:13

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

74:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Junior Brown replaces Steven Schumacher.

69:01 Booking

Booking Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

69:00

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:44

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

67:45

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:45

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

65:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Kal Naismith.

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

65:02

Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:50

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:50

Foul by Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley).

62:58

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

62:00

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

60:55

Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

59:28

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic with a cross.

56:00

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:58

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

55:41

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Richardson.

50:45

Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:45

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

49:25

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

49:25

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:36

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

48:03

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:03

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +2:44 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

42:03

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:03

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

40:18

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:18

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

39:12

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:12

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

38:36

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

37:04

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

37:04

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:29

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

36:29

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:50

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Kal Naismith.

35:30

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Nicky Hunt.

24:40

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

20:50

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:37

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

10:47

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

9:00

Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:00

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

6:55

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

5:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

4:33

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:20

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:18

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Davies.

2:11

Attempt saved. Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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