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Fleetwood Town 4-1 Burton Albion

Paddy Madden struck a clinical second-half hat-trick as Fleetwood cruised to a 4-1 victory against Burton.

The Cod Army moved up to fourth in the League One table after losing to runaway leaders Ipswich last time out.

The hosts almost went ahead early on when Danny Andrew's crisp angled volley was superbly saved by Kieran O'Hara.

The Burton goalkeeper was called upon again to keep out Kyle Dempsey's curling effort.

Just past the half-hour mark Burton's Scott Fraser drove a low shot against a post before Fleetwood grabbed the opener five minutes later.

Ched Evans could not miss from three yards as he met Madden's low cross.

The Brewers levelled just before half-time when Oliver Sarkic followed in after his initial shot was parried by keeper Alex Cairns.

In the 58th minute Madden volleyed home Lewie Coyle's clipped cross from 10 yards.

He struck again 10 minutes later when he superbly headed home Wes Burns' cross.

And substitute Josh Morris teed up Madden in the 90th minute as he easily rolled his third goal past O'Hara.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 12Dunne
  • 3Andrew
  • 15CouttsBooked at 86mins
  • 16Rossiter
  • 8DempseySubstituted forHunterat 82'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9EvansSubstituted forMorrisat 73'minutes
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forSouthamat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Clarke
  • 11Morris
  • 13Gilks
  • 14Southam
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
  • 29Sheron

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 18Nartey
  • 15HutchinsonSubstituted forDyerat 41'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forSbarraat 83'minutes
  • 6WallaceBooked at 5mins
  • 8Fraser
  • 9BroadheadSubstituted forBoyceat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Akins
  • 17Sarkic

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 5Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 14Sbarra
  • 23Dyer
  • 24Garratt
  • 27Boyce
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,098

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away18
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Burton Albion 1.

Booking

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 4, Burton Albion 1. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hunter following a fast break.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Attempt missed. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

Booking

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

Hand ball by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Macauley Southam replaces Wes Burns.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Ched Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Liam Boyce replaces Nathan Broadhead.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Burton Albion 1. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. John Brayford (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Edwards with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Burton Albion 1. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Broadhead.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Broadhead.

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town).

Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Nartey (Burton Albion).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Burton Albion 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe137512213926
3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Coventry135621615121
7Bristol Rovers136341514121
8Blackpool135531715220
9Doncaster125431513219
10Sunderland125431615119
11Rotherham125341912718
12Lincoln City145271719-217
13Shrewsbury124531013-317
14Rochdale134451722-516
15Burton114341513215
16Gillingham133551816214
17Portsmouth113441212013
18Tranmere133461722-513
19MK Dons134181219-713
20Wimbledon143381924-512
21Accrington122551521-611
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton11047328-25-8
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