No Champagne as Town take the points

Gareth Evans celebrates after scoring Fleetwood's second goal
Gareth Evans celebrates after scoring Fleetwood's second goal

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander admitted the win over the league’s bottom side lacked fizz, but secured a vital three points in Town’s promotion push.

“I thought we did OK, It wasn’t a Champagne performance, but it didn’t have to be,” Alexander said.

“What it had to be was a winning performance, which it was.

“We could have scored another couple of goals, there were a couple of great chances we didn’t take.

“There was a nervousness around the whole place.

“But we got the goal we deserved, it was a great finish from Gaz (Gareth Evans) and the second one relaxed us a bit and we saw the game out.

“We’re happy with a clean sheet and three points.

“It’s what we set out for and what we got.”

The Fleetwood boss admitted that his side had been feeling the frustration after three games without a win.

He said: “There’s maybe been a little bit of doubt around, which we’ve felt and we don’t know why. The league is going to be up and down.

“There’s going to be tough battles week in and week out and you’ve got to stick to your composure and focus on what you do.

“We did that on Saturday and have to keep doing it to the end of the season.”

And the Fleetwood boss was pleased to see no repeat of the errors which have proved so costly in recent weeks.

He said: “I don’t think we’ve been giving a lot of chances away for quite a while.

“But we’ve been punished for the ones we have.

“On Saturday that didn’t happen, we did well.

Alexander acknowledged he had been more adventurous in his team selection, a gamble which had paid off.

“We had to win the game to get back on track,” he said.

Of Town’s two goal hero; Alexander said: “Gaz deserved those two goals.

“Since he’s been out of the team he’s worked so hard to get back in. He’s a great lad and a great team player.”