Date: 9th August 2015 at 5:39pm
Written by: Vital CodArmy

The 2015/16 season got underway for Fleetwood, as it did the remainder of League 1 at the weekend, with this starting with a draw against Southend at the Highbury Stadium on Saturday.

Fleetwood went into the half time break one-up thanks to goal from summer signing from the Scottish Dons, Aberdeen, McManus (33) with the young striker marking his Cod Army debut with a goal.

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It looked like it would be a winning start for Graham Alexander’s side until Southend grabbed a late point through Worrall (84) to see the game end in a one-one draw.

Match highlights can be viewed below….

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The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Burton 2-1 Scunthorpe
Chesterfield 3-1 Barnsley
Colchester 2-2 Blackpool
Coventry 2-0 Wigan
Crewe 0-0 Port Vale
Doncaster 1-1 Bury
Fleetwood 1-1 Southend
Gillingham 4-0 Sheff Utd
Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough
Shrewsbury 1-2 Millwall
Swindon 4-1 Bradford
Walsall 1-1 Oldham

In the opening round of fixtures you can’t really read too much, if anything into this, and things aren’t likely to settle down for several weeks if not months and only around the end of the year, at best, can you gage more from the table really, correct? It goes without saying the Cod Army will be looking to be higher up this table than down it though!

Looking at these results the ones that stand out are Chesterfield’s, Gillingham’s and Swindon’s wins.

Barnsley are fancied by many to do well whereas the Spireites, having lost manager Paul Cook to Portsmouth and several key players, are being tipped by some to struggle but Chesterfield gained an impressive three-one win at the Proact Stadium with Swindon’s all-changed squad ripping into Phil Parkinson’s Bradford, seeing off the FA Cup ΒΌ finalists from last season four-one at the County Ground!

Arguably the result of the weekend, certainly in League 1, has to be Justin Edinburgh’s Gillingham side thrashing one of the hot favourites for the title, let alone promotion, Sheffield United four-nil at Priestfield in Nigel Adkins’ first match in charge of the Blades.

Fleetwood are back in action this midweek with the 1st round of the Capital One Cup taking place.

The Cod Army will be looking to avoid what would be considered a League Cup upset against Hartlepool, who come to the Highbury Stadium on Tuesday.


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