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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 Portsmouth 28 +20 57
2 Luton Town 28 +29 56
3 Sunderland 27 +22 53
4 Charlton Athletic 29 +16 53
5 Barnsley 27 +24 52
6 Peterborough United 28 +9 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 28 +14 46
8 Blackpool 27 +2 39
9 Coventry City 29 -3 39
10 Southend United 28 +4 38
11 Wycombe Wanderers 28 -2 38
12 Fleetwood Town 28 +5 36
13 Burton Albion 28 0 36
14 Accrington Stanley 27 -9 35
15 Walsall 28 -11 35
16 Scunthorpe United 29 -17 34
17 Shrewsbury Town 28 -6 31
18 Gillingham 28 -9 31
19 Rochdale 29 -24 31
20 Oxford United 28 -9 30
21 Plymouth Argyle 28 -14 30
22 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 28
23 Bradford City 28 -16 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 23