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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Jordi Hiwula (51')
  • Devante Cole (56')
  • Ashley Hunter (70')

Fleetwood earn first win at Valley Parade in style

Former Bradford players Devante Cole and Jordy Hiwula scored two of the goals as Fleetwood gained revenge for last season's Sky Bet League One semi-final play-off defeat with a 3-0 victory at Valley Parade.
Fleetwood's win -their first at Valley Parade - ended Bradford's six-match unbeaten league run that had lifted them into third place. All the goals came in a 19-minute spell in the second half.
After a dour first period, Fleetwood shook the Bantams by going in front in the 51st minute following a mistake by Bradford skipper Romain Vincelot.
The goal was scored by Hiwula, who was Bradford's leading scorer last season during a season-long loan from Huddersfield.
Cole, who joined Fleetwood from Bradford two seasons ago, intercepted Vincelot's pass before delivering a through ball for Hiwula to score.
The visitors scored a second five minutes later after goalkeeper Colin Doyle was booked for bringing down Cole on the edge of the penalty area. Kyle Dempsey's free-kick rebounded off the defensive wall, but he retrieved the ball to cross for Cole to score with a close-range shot.
Ashley Hunter then put the result beyond doubt with a third goal, two minutes after coming on as a substitute. He took a pass from Cole in a Fleetwood counter-attack before scoring with a shot into the far top corner.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Shrewsbury Town 18 +14 40
2 Wigan Athletic 18 +22 39
3 Scunthorpe United 19 +10 35
4 Charlton Athletic 17 +8 34
5 Bradford City 19 +6 33
6 Blackburn Rovers 17 +14 31
7 Peterborough United 18 +4 28
8 Oxford United 19 +7 26
9 Rotherham United 18 +6 26
10 Blackpool 18 +1 26
11 Portsmouth 19 0 26
12 Fleetwood Town 19 -1 26
13 Milton Keynes Dons 19 -6 24
14 Southend United 18 -7 24
15 Walsall 18 -2 22
16 Oldham Athletic 18 -6 22
17 Bristol Rovers 18 -7 21
18 Doncaster Rovers 19 -5 20
19 AFC Wimbledon 19 -6 20
20 Gillingham 19 -7 19
21 Northampton Town 19 -17 18
22 Rochdale 18 -6 17
23 Plymouth Argyle 19 -13 17
24 Bury 19 -9 16

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