League Two

December 26, 2012

Full-time

Fleetwood Town

1 - 0

Morecambe

League Two

15:00 +00:00, December 26, 2012

Highbury Stadium

Referee: D Webb

Fleetwood having a Ball

David Ball's header handed Graham Alexander his first victory as Fleetwood boss - a 1-0 win over Lancashire rivals Morecambe.

Both sides had struggled to create chances in the opening 45 minutes despite Fleetwood dominating proceedings - Ball's penalty claim, rightly waved away by referee David Webb, the closest either side came.

The home side upped the tempo after the break and grabbed the lead following a period of sustained pressure.

Junior Brown found space down the left, his cross drifted onto the head of Ball - his effort turned back across Barry Roche in the Morecambe goal and into the net.

Fleetwood pushed for a second and could have doubled their advantage when substitute Alex Titchiner pumped in a cross from the right - Ball with a diving header which drifted wide.

Brown wasted an even better opportunity in the dying stages, Titchiner with a low cross and with the goal gaping Brown somehow firing over the bar.

Former Fleetwood man Richard Brodie created the visitors' best chance, beating Rob Atkinson but shooting well wide.

Scoring Summary

Fleetwood Town Morecambe
David Ball (69')