Blue Square Bet
Published 26th March 2012
....Blue Square Bet Premier to nine points.
A 2-0 home win against Mansfield Town, and Wrexham’s shock 2-1 defeat at home to Forest Green Rovers, further widened their gap at the top.
One man who played an important role in Saturday’s game was striker Gareth Seddon, and he seemed delighted with the results. “Obviously we’ve gone 9 points clear today, but they still have 2 games in hand on us. We’ve had a look at both teams remaining fixtures, and we both have really tough run-ins for the season. Having won today, we did hope Forest Green would do us a favour, and thankfully they have. “
It was the second time Fleetwood have faced Mansfield recently, with the two clubs battling out a 1-1 draw just 11 days previously. That game epitomised Mansfield’s recent form, with Seddon and his team mates well aware of how tough the game was going to be. “They gave us a really tough game last week, but I thought we were very unlucky to come away with just a point. As we conceded to them in the last minute, it felt like we owed them one. Any team that comes here will struggle, because we have a great pitch that we can play proper football on.”
Seddon managed to play around an hour, before being replaced by fellow striker Richard Brodie. “I haven’t played for a few weeks, and maybe could have carried on for another few minutes, but the manager likes to keep things fresh and make sure players don’t become tired or sloppy. I think I did give him a bit of stick when Vardy scored just a few minutes after coming on!” He then added. “I think it’s fantastic that we are in a position to have players as good as Vardy coming on, and I can run around for a good hour before the players on the bench can come on and make an impact.”
Despite the defeat, Mansfield remain third and are a side that have impressed Seddon this season. “They are a big strong team, and have some great athletes in there as well. To be honest though, I don’t think any team in the league can beat us when we are on song, especially at home. I think we have some hard fixtures coming up, but hopefully we will be on top of our game and be able to pick up the wins we need.”
A relative stalwart at an ever growing club, the striker has managed to improve his game with Fleetwood, and seems excited at the prospect of promotion. “One of the main reasons I came here was the ambition they had. When I first arrived here I talked with everybody at the club, and they told me that they wanted me to help them win promotions, and thankfully everything seems to going to plan at the minute. If I can get another promotion, it would 2 in 3 years which would be fantastic. The set up here is excellant, with the backing of the Chairman, along with the manager and back room staff, there is only one place the club is going and its up.”