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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 Peterborough United 29 +24 58
2 Lincoln City 29 +19 57
3 Hull City 31 +21 53
4 Portsmouth 29 +19 51
5 Sunderland 29 +20 50
6 Doncaster Rovers 27 +12 49
7 Accrington Stanley 28 +9 46
8 Oxford United 28 +8 44
9 Charlton Athletic 30 +4 44
10 Ipswich Town 28 +4 44
11 Crewe Alexandra 30 +2 43
12 Plymouth Argyle 30 -7 42
13 Milton Keynes Dons 30 +4 41
14 Blackpool 26 +4 40
15 Gillingham 30 -3 40
16 Shrewsbury Town 27 0 37
17 Fleetwood Town 30 +5 36
18 Rochdale 30 -14 28
19 Swindon Town 30 -20 28
20 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 28
21 Bristol Rovers 29 -20 27
22 Wigan Athletic 30 -26 27
23 Northampton Town 30 -24 26
24 Burton Albion 28 -21 25