Football - Rowett praises Fleetwood effort

Burton boss Gary Rowett gave credit to Fleetwood following their 4-2 win at the Pirelli Stadium.

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Remarkably, the Cod Army scored all the goals in a end-to-end contest as they maintained their 100 per cent start to 2014.

David Ball and Nathan Pond twice put the visitors ahead - only for Burton to be rescued by own goals from Mark Roberts and Alex Marrow. Late goals from Jon Parkin and substitute Junior Brown then sealed victory for Graham Alexander's side.

Rowett said: First and foremost, that was by far the best Fleetwood have played in the four games we've had with them this season.

"The first half was a little bit disappointing from our point of view and then we went on to concede goals at poor times.

"We got it back to one-all and I have to be honest and say I was very disappointed with the decision to allow the second goal to stand because I thought it was a clear push in the back of (Burton defender) Ian Sharps.

"That gave us a little bit of a mountain to climb, but we got back in it at two-all and then had one or two chances I felt we should have made a little bit more of.

"We had all the pressure at that time and they were looking to hit us on the counter, which they did for the goals.

"But credit to Fleetwood, they worked very, very hard to get that result."

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