25 March 2023

Jayden Stockley header earns Fleetwood deserved win over Lincoln

25 March 2023

Jayden Stockley’s powerful header earned Fleetwood a 2-1 win at home to Lincoln.

Fleetwood took the lead when Imps defender Adam Jackson sliced Carlos Mendes Gomes’ corner into his own net.

Lincoln’s Regan Poole equalised seconds before the half-time whistle, but Stockley headed in with 17 minutes remaining to give Fleetwood the win.

Jack Marriott should perhaps have put the hosts ahead just five minutes in, but his near-post shot was saved by Jordan Wright.

At the other end, Josh Earl’s attempt to head back to goalkeeper Jay Lynch allowed Daniel Mandroiu to nip in, but his lobbed finish landed on the roof of the net.

After their opener, Fleetwood had chances to double the lead, but Marriott chipped tamely into Wright’s hands.

Marriott then turned provider for Josh Vela, but the captain saw his shot saved.

When Wright was beaten, he was rescued by Poole, who stopped Stockley’s effort on the line.

Lincoln could count themselves fortunate to go in at the break on level terms, with Poole turning home Teddy Bishop’s ball deep into stoppage time.

Lincoln were again grateful to Wright 10 minutes into the second half when he somehow kept out Stockley’s header and got back to his feet to keep out a shot from Shaun Rooney.

But he was powerless to stop Stockley’s winner when the striker met Phoenix Patterson’s corner and headed into the top corner.

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