Date: 27th July 2015 at 9:27am
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Fleetwood, fresh from the German pre-season tour, went to Scotland on Saturday to face Kilmarnock but it was the Scottish side the ran out winners.

Playing on an artificial surface at Rugby Park, as Kilmarnock do and are used to, the Scottish Premiership side gained a three-one win in the end.

It wasn’t long before the home side we ahead when former Scottish international Boyd, who returned to Killie for his latest spell after a season return to another ex-club Rangers last term, scored.

One of Fleetwood’s own summer signings, and former Birmingham man, Bell made it one at half time when he scored his first goal for the club, with the Cod Army having other chances to follow.

But with 20-minutes left Boyd added his second the win was made secure for the Scottish club when Johnston made it three late on.

Fleetwood XI: Maxwell, McLaughlin (Wright 84), Pond (Jordan 46), Forbes, Andrew, Sarcevic (Sowerby 70), Ryan (Haughton 78), Della-Verde, Bell, Proctor (Sanogo 70), McManus.
Subs: Trialist, Cartwright.

Killie: MacDonald, Smith, Findlay, Connolly, Robinson, Boyd, Higginbotham, O’Hara, McCulloch, Kiltie, Magennis.
Subs: Samson, Barbour, Hamill, McKenzie, Johnston, Ashcroft, Carrick, Hodge.

Recent addition, and former Fulham man, Della-Verde was handed a start with McManus, following his arrival from Aberdeen in the summer, returning to Scotland sooner than he might have expected.

Next up for Fleetwood will be the visit to the Highbury Stadium of Sean Dyche’s former Premier League side Burnley on Tuesday.

Also in action over the weekend were the Cod Army’s Development Squad, who incredibly won thirteen-nil, YES 13-0 against ASV Hinterbrühl in the final game of the Austria tour!

Barry Nicholson – after a game that saw Ash Hunter score four-goals in a little over 30-minutes, Brad Roscoe, Keiran Dunbar, Conor Smith and Louis Myers all grab braces and Eddie Dsane the other goal – told the Official Website.

‘This was a totally different game to the Rapid Vienna fixture last Saturday. Although the opposition was not of the same standard, the lads carried out everything I asked of them.

‘We passed the ball well, and scored some really good goals. Hopefully after the defeat last weekend, being able to score a few goals will give the lads a lot of confidence.

‘I’m really happy with the way the lads have applied themselves over the last 13 days. We have worked extremely hard, and hopefully that will pay off when we get back home.’


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