GALLERY: Fans’ delight at Cod Army win

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An estimated 6,000 fans made the trip from the Fylde coast to see Graham Alexander’s side achieve an incredible sixth promotion in 10 seasons.

It was a special occasion for Fleetwood summed up by supporter Geoff Mills, who travelled to Wembley with his wife Deborah.

“It means absolutely everything to me,” he beamed.

“I’m Fleetwood born and bred and a lifelong Fleetwood Town fan, so to see my team gain promotion at Wembley just doesn’t get any better.

“I’ll remember it forever.”

Fans were quick to pay tribute chairman Andy Pilley after the match.

Kimberley Jackson said: “We have an amazing chairman and a fantastic manager.

“It’s amazing. To have six promotions in 10 years is just incredible.

“I never ever thought I’d see the day Fleetwood Town were in League One, it’s breathtaking. I’ve supported Fleetwood all my life and couldn’t be any prouder.”

Andy Smart, 34, was part of a 49-strong party who made the trip to London, and he said the club have created memories which will last a lifetime.

He said: “I went down on a coach of 49 people and it was an amazing day, it’s one I’ll never forget.

“The day has created memories we’ll all remember forever.”

The win marks an incredible rise for the Highbury Club, who will welcome the likes of Preston North End and Sheffield United next season.

And it’s the big names which 60-year-old Mike Steed can’t wait to see. He said: “It’s a dream come true. I’m a season ticket holder at Highbury and have supported the club for years. To think about some of the derbies next season is really exciting.

“The chairman and all the players deserve huge credit – what an amazing season.”

In the Highbury Social Club Jim Moore, 74, of Hatfield Avenue, Fleetwood, said: “I thought it was great because it’s a small team and a small town.

“The better the club does, the more people come here.”

Brother Zac, 66, from Golbourne Close, added: “I knew they would win, it was on the cards.

“They deserved it and it will do a lot for the town. It’s all money coming into the area.”

Lisa Mellor’s son Stuart was at Wembley to witness the historic win.

Lisa, 32, from Lingfield Road, said: “For the town itself it’s going to bring a huge amount of people in so hopefully the town centre will be on the map as well.”




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