Two second half goals sink Shrimps
THE Shrimps' Reserves suffered a narrow defeat at Fleetwood this afternoon.
Stewart Drummond's side led 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal from Joe McGee but second half strikes from Alex Titchiner and Tom Barkhuizen gave Fleetwood Town their second win in the Central League Cup group.
Morecambe were the busier side in the first half, taking the lead in the 16th minute when skipper, Joe McGee, headed home after build-up down the left.
Dan Parkinson forced a save from Chris Maxwell in the 38th minute and McGee had two further efforts in the next two minutes but Town turned the game round with a much more convincing second half performance.
Curtis Obeng and Rodrigo Branco had already brought acrobatic saves from Morecambe keeper, Andreas Arestidou, before Titchiner beat the goalkeeper to a long ball in the 55th minute. Barkhuizen’s strike came two minutes later, a superb shot from 20 yards which beat Arestidou to his left.
Jake Parker from Town’s Youth team impressed with some confident touches in the closing stages and Alexander will have been delighted to learn yet more about his new charges.
The Boxing Day rehearsal, when Morecambe visit Highbury in the league, moves Town to 2nd place in Group A behind Tranmere Rovers.
Fleetwood: Maxwell, McLaughlin, Obeng, Wynn, McNulty C, Kinsella, McGuire, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Titchiner, Branco
Subs: Cartwright, Peterson, Allen, Parker.
Morecambe: Arestidou, Parrish, McGowen, Doyle, McGee (c), Haining, Parkinson, Fleming, Alessandra, Woods, Naylor.