Full Time: Fleetwood Town 0 Exeter City 0

Jon Parkin in action at Wycombe last week
Jon Parkin in action at Wycombe last week

FLEETWOOD’S goal drought continued in a hit and miss affair at Highbury

The home side enjoyed plenty of early posession but chances were few and far between - Jon Parkin’s blast from a tight angle the best Fleetwood could manage.

Exeter’s Jamie Cureton certainly knows how to score goals - and almost did on the quarter hour, Scott Davies with a fine save to deny the Grecians’ goal ace.

Ryan Crowther and Gareth Evans both had half chances for Fleetwood who have now scored one goal in more than 450 minutes of football.

Fleetwood did dominate the second period but again couldn’t make the most of their build up play.

Jon Parkin’s header from Shaun Beeley’s cross should have tested Exeter keeper Artur Krysiac more and Gareth Evans denied team mate Anthony Barry, the winger unable to get out of the way of his fellow midfielder’s shot following a stort corner.

Exeter almost stole three points at the death - Jamie Cureton denied by Davies before skipper Danny Coles blazed over the bar.

It’s no win in five now for Fleetwood who travel to Accrington on Tuesday.

Graham Alexander was remaining positive.

He said: “We needed a lucky break.

“We made some good chances, got some good set pieces but just couldn’t find that final touch.

“We were never in any danger of losing the game, not until the last few minutes when there was a little flurry of corners from them but I thought it would have been a travesty if we’d have lost.