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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ashley Hunter (31')
  • Patrick Madden (45')

John Sheridan ends with win as Fleetwood cruise past Walsall

John Sheridan's reign at Fleetwood ended on a high with a well-deserved 2-0 win over Walsall.
A draw with Bradford saw the Saddlers secure their League One status in midweek so with both sides safe from the drop, this game had a pre-season friendly feel in the basking Fylde coast sun.
There was pride to play for, though, and the Fleetwood players stepped up to the plate to ensure Sheridan's spell ended with a victory.
The ex-Oldham man took over from Uwe Rosler in February and has steered the team away from the bottom four to safety.
But it was announced last month that Joey Barton would take on the head coach role in June.
Strikers Ash Hunter and Paddy Madden secured the win.
Hunter added another sublime strike to his scrap book as he took centre stage, whipping the ball from just outside the box into the top corner in the 31st minute.
Madden was back to his poaching best, gobbling up Mark Gillespie's parry from a Kyle Dempsey strike that was just too hot to handle in the 45th minute.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 22 +16 42
2 Lincoln City 21 +14 42
3 Portsmouth 21 +22 41
4 Doncaster Rovers 20 +14 39
5 Peterborough United 21 +14 39
6 Charlton Athletic 23 +5 36
7 Crewe Alexandra 23 +5 35
8 Ipswich Town 20 +4 35
9 Sunderland 21 +11 33
10 Accrington Stanley 19 +4 33
11 Plymouth Argyle 23 -8 30
12 Fleetwood Town 22 +7 29
13 Gillingham 22 -3 29
14 Oxford United 20 +3 28
15 Milton Keynes Dons 23 0 28
16 Blackpool 21 -3 28
17 Shrewsbury Town 20 -4 24
18 Rochdale 22 -8 22
19 Bristol Rovers 20 -9 22
20 Northampton Town 21 -17 22
21 AFC Wimbledon 22 -15 21
22 Wigan Athletic 21 -14 20
23 Swindon Town 22 -16 20
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16