Milligan is still a maestro

Jamie Milligan scores his penalty in the shoot-out.
Jamie Milligan scores his penalty in the shoot-out.

JAMIE Milligan showed he still has plenty to offer Fleetwood Town in League Two this season, though his set-piece masterclass wasn’t quite enough to earn Town a place in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Micky Mellon’s side came back from two goals down at Rochdale to take last night’s first-round tie to a penalty shoot-out, which the hosts won 4-2.

The 32-year-old Milligan came off the bench in the second half to spearhead the Town fightback, setting up both goals for midfield partner Jamie McGuire.

Milligan also scored his penalty but Andy Mangan and two-goal McGuire both saw their efforts saved.

Mellon said: “Milli did very well, but we all know what he’s capable of and he has waited for his opportunity.

“Both teams tried to win playing the right way. We’re obviously disappointed to lose on penalties because they are a lottery.

“You just roll the dice and hope it’s your turn, but it wasn’t ours this time.”

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