Cod Army net Gulls win

A superb first-half double from Antoni Sarcevic gave Fleetwood a flying start as they went on beat Torquay 4-1 at Highbury.

Last Updated: 07/09/13 at 18:43

Antoni Sarcevic: At the double

Antoni Sarcevic: At the double

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Sarcevic, a summer signing from non-league Chester FC, sent the Cod Army into half-time in control before further goals from Jamille Matt and substitute Matty Blair finished off the Gulls, who did pull a goal back through Elliot Benyon to make it 3-1.

Sarcevic opened his account for Graham Alexander's men after 10 minutes when he powered a header past goalkeeper Martin Rice from a Junior Brown cross.

The home side bossed the action and could have stretched their lead from a Steven Schumacher free-kick but Rice got down low to his left to push the shot round the post.

The Torquay keeper was having a busy afternoon and soon had to parry a Jamille Matt drive as Fleetwood pushed for a second goal.

It finally came seven minutes before the break as Sarcevic played a neat one-two with Jeff Hughes before letting rip from 20 yards to quickly double his Football League tally.

The visitors failed to test Fleetwood stopper Scott Davies in the opening 45 minutes and fell further behind two minutes after the hour mark.

The Gulls' defence made a hash of dealing with a corner, with Matt getting a shin on it in a crowded box and the ball trickled over the line.

Jordan Chapell finally forced Davies into action with 15 minutes to play. His cross caused a moment of panic as the Fleetwood keeper sent it spinning onto the top of the net.

A long-range effort from substitute Daniel Sullivan also forced a save from Davies as the home side took their foot off the gas.

And Alan Knill's men did grab a late consolation when sub Benyon slammed home a shot from the left channel.

But the home side responded immediately. David Ball crossed for Blair, on the pitch for a matter of seconds, to scramble home and restore the three-goal advantage.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
AFC W'don 1-0 Morecambe Report
Bury 3-1 Burton Alb Report
Cambridge Utd 0-1 Luton Town Report
Cheltenham 1-1 Dag + Red Report
Mansfield 3-2 Carlisle Report
Northamptn 4-5 Accrington Report
Oxford Utd 0-0 Stevenage  
Plymouth 2-0 Hartlepool Report
Portsmouth 1-1 Wycombe Report
Shrewsbury 0-0 Newport Report

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bury 9 9 20
2 Burton Alb 9 3 19
3 Wycombe 9 6 18
4 Southend 9 4 17
5 Morecambe 9 4 16
6 Shrewsbury 9 5 15
7 Cheltenham 9 2 15
8 Mansfield 9 0 15
9 Northamptn 9 4 14
10 AFC W'don 9 3 14
11 Portsmouth 9 2 14
12 Plymouth 9 4 13
13 Luton Town 9 -1 12
14 Cambridge Utd 9 3 11
15 Stevenage 9 -3 11
16 Newport 9 -2 10
17 Accrington 9 -6 10
18 Tranmere 9 -1 9
19 York City 9 -2 9
20 Exeter 9 -4 9
21 Dag + Red 9 -6 8
22 Oxford Utd 9 -2 7
23 Hartlepool 9 -9 7
24 Carlisle 9 -13 3

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Capital One Cup Live

Live updates from the Capital One Cup third round as well as the latest news and views from the world of sport.

Scottish football: Former Celtic striker John Divers has died aged 74

Former Celtic striker John Divers has died. He was 74.

Mauricio Pochettino wants Tottenham to be positive against Nottingham Forest

Mauricio Pochettino feels Tottenham need to change their mentality after the defeat by West Brom.

Mail Box

Is Moyes The Big Winner This Season?

Man United and Everton are making David Moyes look good enough for Newcastle. We have lots of mails on Steven Gerrard but mostly Man United and Van Gaal...

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property