Fleetwood boss Simon Grayson left with mixed feelings after excellent first half in defeat at Hull

Fleetwood Town boss Simon Grayson admitted he had “mixed emotions” after the 2-1 defeat away to League One leaders Hull City.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 8:02 am
Updated Sunday, 18th April 2021, 8:04 am

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Kyle Vassell put the visitors on course for a third successive win before seeing a second goal controversially ruled offside.

Josh Magennis and Lewis Keane-Potter turned the tables with second-half goals as the Tigers restored their three-point lead at the top.

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Wes Burns crosses for Kyle Vassell to put Fleetwood ahead at Hull

Head coach Grayson said: “There are mixed emotions because I was really pleased with how we played, in the first half especially because the shape was good, we were strong, we looked really good in possession and we got the goal that we thoroughly deserved.

“We were comfortable and they weren’t looking like causing us any problems whatsoever. I was really pleased first half.”

Grayson was left fuming after Vassell’s second was ruled out, a decision that changed the momentum of the game.

Grant McCann’s Tigers managed to get a foothold and roared back with goals from Magennis and Keane-Potter within nine second-half minutes.

Grayson added: “We had a great opportunity to go 2-0 up, which would certainly have made it difficult for Hull to get something out of the game.

“But it was ruled out for offside and I don’t know how it was because Callum Elder is playing Kyle Vassell on without a shadow of a doubt.

“At 2-0 up, we’ve got a real good record of keeping clean sheets and it would make it very difficult for Hull."

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