Fleetwood Town 3 Accrington Stanley 1

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Daniel Carr scored his first ever League goal to secure derby day victory for Fleetwood Town.

His injury time effort was the nail in the coffin for plucky Stanley who had battled their way back into a game dominated by Graham Alexander’s Fleetwood side.

Town made radical changes for the first game of 2014, five men across the back, Alan Goodall, Nathan Pond, Steven Schumacher and Jon Parkin all returing as Fleetwood went with two up front.

It paid immediate dividends, Parkin lashing home from 15 yards to open the scoring.

Town should have doubled their advantage before the break, Parkin unlucky not to when he appeared to be clear through on Andrew Dauber’s goal, the Town man getting the ball caught under his feet.

But Stanley couldn’t hold out forever and when Antoni Sarcevic committed an act of daylight robbery down the right early in the second half there could only be one outcome, David Ball applying the finish.

Town were running the show but found themselves pegged back when on-loan striker Kayode Odejayi headed home from their first effort on target.

Fortunately Fleetwood had a loan ace of their own up their sleeve, Daniel Carr showing great composure to complete after a superb breakaway run by Stewart Murdoch to seal the win.