Fleetwood Town 2-1 Dag Red: Match Report
Fleetwood Town 2-1 Dag & Red: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Debutants net Cod Army win
Debut goals from captain Mark Roberts, Jeff Hughes and Ryan Cresswell saw Fleetwood begin the new Sky Bet League Two campaign with a resounding 3-1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge.
The opener for the hosts came after just five minutes when centre-back Roberts powered a close-range header past a stranded Chris Lewington and into the roof of the net.
Former Notts County midfielder Hughes slammed a low shot into the bottom right-hand corner from the edge of the box to double Fleetwood's lead after just 10 minutes.
But the visitors' arrears were reduced after 26 minutes. Medy Elito latched on to a long defensive clearance before squaring the ball across the six-yard box for former Arsenal trainee Rhys Murphy to tap home from less than a yard out for his first goal in League football.
The second half picked up where the first left off, with another of Fleetwood's new defensive recruits Cresswell powering a header past keeper Lewington.
Substitute Gareth Evans had a late header cleared off the line at the death as the Cod Army threatened a fourth goal.
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