Morecambe 1 Fleetwood Town 0

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Fleetwood Town make one change as they travel to Morecambe.

Town’s start was again poor and when Amond headed home in the 19th minute from Robbie Threlfall’s cross there was no way back.

Gareth Evans forced a good save from Barry Roche before thebreak and in the second half Danny Carr almost teed up David Ball to equalise.

But Morecambe, defending in numbers, held out, a last minute clearance off the goal-line from Mark Roberts’ shot ensuring the points stayed at the north end of the bay, Fleetwood slipping out of the playoff places thanks to back-to-back defeats.

Boss Graham Alexander was left to lament a costly moment of poor defending and another slow start.

“A bit of slack play has cost us the game,” he said.

“That’s what it boils down to.

“Just recently we’ve conceded some poor goals and not taken the chances we’ve created.

“It’s a tale of both boxes and we’ve not been good enough.”

Alexander knows Fleetwood can’t afford to keep putting themselves on the back foot, with a difficult trip to Wycombe next on the calendar.

He believes the whole game at Morecambe hinged on the defensive lapse which led to the winner.

He said: “It’s a difficult one to take.

“The first 20 minutes or so it’s been helter skelter, as you’d expect in a derby game.

“They’ve got the goal and the response from that.

“But second half it’s been one way traffic.

“What’s clear is we can’t keep putting ourselves in positions where we have to fight back because you don’t always get the rewards your play deserves.

“It’s a poor goal from a corner and a bit of poor second phase defending.”