Alexander lauds Davies heroics

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander praised keeper Scott Davies as Town soared to eighth in League Two with a 1-0 win at Torquay.

Last Updated: 09/02/13 at 20:58

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Top scorer Jon Parkin scored for the third successive match to settle the contest in the 26th minute, looping a header in at the far post and over United keeper Michael Poke following a superb deep cross from left-back Dean Howell.

Howell also cleared a Kevin Nicholson shot off the line as United pressed for a leveller, with Davies making a string of superb stops to deny Billy Bodin, Ryan Jarvis and Nicholson.

In stoppage time home central defender Aaron Downes crashed a header off the bar from Nicholson's free kick.

Alexander said: "Scott has had to earn his money and that is what he is there for.

"It was pleasing for him and pleasing for us as a team to keep another clean sheet.

"We are ecstatic because we have come down to a tough place after a monster journey.

"It was great to get the result as Torquay put us under pressure.

"We scored a very good goal and we should have had a second - I didn't see anything wrong with Jean-Michel Fontaine's header which was ruled out.

"We should have been 2-0 up at that stage but to come away and win 1-0 keeps us on the right road."

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