TOWN won through to the second qualifying round of the FA Cup with this victory over United in front of a record Highbury Stadium attendance of 3,112.
Two Jamie Milligan penalties clinched it, the second after Richard Allen's dismissal had seen Town reduced to 10 men.
Fleetwood took the lead after 18 minutes, when Milligan converted a penalty he had won himself.
FCUM scored a deserved equaliser through Patterson seven minutes later.
Allen saw red for an off-the-ball incident on the hour, but substitute Steve Foster won the 66th-minute penalty which Milligan scored to see Town through.
Alex Taylor almost grabbed a third late on after good work by the impressive Phil Denney.