Fleetwood Town 0 Scunthorpe United 1: Joey Barton and Stuart McCall react to the result

Fleetwood Town have yet to gain a point after conceding first in a game this term and boss Joey Barton was left frustrated after a 1-0 loss to Scunthorpe United.

Saturday, 26th January 2019, 6:53 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th January 2019, 6:58 pm
Joey Barton

Ash Eastham scored an own goal in the 74th minute as Town fell to a narrow defeat.And Barton was left frustrated by his side's inconsistency as they failed to build on a 3-0 midweek win at AFC Wimbledon.He said: "We take two steps forward at times and one step back."That is what it feels like."We have a good honest bunch in there."But we cannot lose that game."The opposition do not have a shot on target."We score an own goal and (our keeper) Alex Cairns makes a great save from one of our defenders heading one of their free-kicks in a game that we have to take maximum points."It is very frustrating."Stuart McCall was delighted to keep 16-goal Paddy Madden and 12-goal Ched Evans quiet with their fifth win in a six game unbeaten spell.He said: "I was pleased with the resilience of the lads."I thought we started well first half and I think they started better than us in the second half."Jack Alnwick has made a really good save and likewise their keeper."Delighted to keep the run going."They were eighth before the game and have some good goalscorers so to keep a clean sheet is really impressive."It is a really good win."