Bell can sound danger for Town’s opposition

Fleetwood Town's Amari'i Bell
Fleetwood Town's Amari'i Bell
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Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler is pleased that his wing wizard, Amari’i Bell, is starting to contribute goals.

Following Jordy Hiwula’s opening goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Plymouth Argyle, Bell popped up with a sublime striker’s finish to put Town 2-0 up in injury time just seconds before Alex Fletcher pulled one goal back.

Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula scoring his side's first goal

Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula scoring his side's first goal

The winning goal was Bell’s second of the season as he followed up his header in the 4-1 defeat to Southend United with a fine strike.

Rosler said: “We looked really good on the counter; Amari’i is a former winger and he knows how to take people on and I’m glad for him that he is adding goals to his game.

“In the first half he had maybe one or two opportunities where Lewie Coyle put some great crosses in.

“Last season we scored from wing-back to wing-back so that costs a lot of energy because they have to cover a lot of space but Amari’i can do that, I’m very happy for his goal.

Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula celebrates with Devante Cole

Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula celebrates with Devante Cole

“We know what we have in Amari’i.”

The left wing-back played most of the game with a nose bandage due to an injury sustained in scoring against Southend.

But Rosler says the bandage will be off soon as he confirmed it was not a broken nose.

He said: “He has not broken his nose but obviously there is a reason why he wears that.

Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula celebrates scoring his side's first goal

Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula celebrates scoring his side's first goal

“I don’t think there was anything on Saturday that indicates he has a problem.

“He marked well in the box, he won his headers, defended well.

“I think next week he probably does not need to wear it again.”

And Rosler dubbed it a ‘professional performance’ against the division’s basement club.

Fleetwood Town's  Devante Cole heads forward

Fleetwood Town's Devante Cole heads forward

He said: “It is still a very difficult place to go.

“I think they have a good support we expected especially the opening of the game, very erratic.

“They won the game in the Checkatrade against Exeter (on penalties) on Tuesday so they came fired up into the game.

“We needed to stay firm and play winning football and we did that.

“The first goal is always important and we looked a real threat.

“We had by far more chances than them.

Fleetwood Town's  Amari'i Bell

Fleetwood Town's Amari'i Bell

“I think in general we defended really well, they pumped the ball and Blissett is a big guy and we dealt with him really well.

“Cian Bolger was enormous on Saturday in that aspect of his game and also Nathan Pond, he was very strong in that aspect of the game.

“We are focusing on the good things because we had ups and downs and I think it is important that we are building more confidence and now we have a full week before we play Rochdale on Saturday.”

There were a few cross words exchanged in the dug outs between Rosler and his opposite number Derek Adams when Hiwula looked to have been impeded just after the half hour mark.

The striker broke free with Edwards appearing to tug him back and then clearing his effort off the line.

Rosler says there is no problem and that he planned to visit Adams before departing Home Park though he says the game will be a learning curve for referee Craig Hicks, who is in only his first season as a football league referee and officiated only his second League One game.

He said: “In the first half we were disappointed with the situation with Jordy.

“For me that was a penalty and probably a red card.

“He got pulled back and then wiped out by the keeper, the ball was cleared on the line.

“I think the referee was very young and I think the crowd got to him.

“There were a lot of 50/50 positions were Plymouth Argyle players just played for the free-kick and throwed themselves on the ground and he went into that trap.

“A learning curve for him, in that situation I was animated because we would have been 1-0 up possibly with one man more on the pitch and that was a match decisive moment.

“Derek obviously saw it different, but nothing happened I went in his office (on Saturday) so no problem.”

Plymouth Argyle's goalkeeper Kyle Letheren comes out to meet a shot from Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula

Plymouth Argyle's goalkeeper Kyle Letheren comes out to meet a shot from Fleetwood Town's Jordy Hiwula

Plymouth Argyle's  goalkeeper Kyle Letheren saves a header from Fleetwood Town's Cian Bolger

Plymouth Argyle's goalkeeper Kyle Letheren saves a header from Fleetwood Town's Cian Bolger

Players from both teams shake hands at the end of the match

Players from both teams shake hands at the end of the match

Fleetwood Town players applaud their travelling fans at the end of a 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle

Fleetwood Town players applaud their travelling fans at the end of a 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle