September 8, 2012
Parkin treble inspires Cod Army
Jon Parkin's hat-trick earned dominant Fleetwood a convincing 4-0 derby victory over Morecambe.
The burly summer signing opened his account for Town in the 21st minute and added two more second-half goals as the Football League newcomers recorded a third successive league win, Barry Nicholson adding the fourth late on.
Parkin opened the scoring with a close-range finish after a mistake by Shrimps stopper Barry Roche.
The striker's second was a header from Andy Mangan's 50th-minute corner before he claimed his third - and the match ball - when again found by the excellent Mangan.
Barry Nicholson capped off a fine afternoon for the Cod Army with a fourth goal six minutes from time, Parkin turning provider with a far-post cross which was headed past Roche by the onrushing midfielder.
Morecambe struggled to create chances of their own, with their best effort coming in the 87th minute when substitute Jack Redshaw forced Scott Davies into an excellent save low to his left with a close-range flick.
|1 Barry Roche||1 Scott Davies|
|15 Chris McCready||3 Dean Howell|
|2 Nick Fenton||28 Youl Mawene|
|6 Will Haining||12 Junior Brown|
|22 Andy Parrish||5 Steve McNulty|
|3 Robbie Threlfall||2 Shaun Beesley|
|8 Andrew Wright||20 Damien Johnson|
|18 Gary McDonald||10 Lee Fowler|
|11 Kevin Ellison||18 Jamie McGuire|
|10 Richard Brodie||9 Jon Parkin|
|9 Lewis Alessandra||14 Andrew Mangan|
|25 Andres Arestidou||Chris Maxwell 16|
|16 Stuart Drummond||Ashley Eastham 33|
|7 Izak Reid||Barry Nicholson 11|
|20 Joe Mwasile||Jamie Milligan 8|
|19 Joe McGee||Alex Marrow 27|
|27 Jack Redshaw||David Ball 26|
|14 Jordan Burrow||Alex Titchiner 17|
|Jack Redshaw for Lewis Alessandra (53)||Barry Nicholson for Jamie McGuire (53)|
|Jordan Burrow for Richard Brodie (54)||Alex Marrow for Lee Fowler (62)|
|Izak Reid for Gary McDonald (78)||Alex Titchiner for Andrew Mangan (85)|
|Richard Brodie (4)||Jamie McGuire (40)|
|Andrew Wright (24)||Youl Mawene (44)|
|Kevin Ellison (79)||Alex Marrow (75)|
|· Rosters: Morecambe | Fleetwood Town|