Alex is on spot to frustrate the Robins
FLEETWOOD manager Uwe Rosler commended the performance of goalkeeper Alex Cairns as his penalty save secured a point against Swindon.
An early Luke Norris goal was cancelled out by David Ball’s first-half strike before the crucial penalty save in the second half.
Rosler said: “It was a confidence booster for Alex (Cairns) and a match-winning performance from him.
“I call him our outfield player with gloves because he’s comfortable with the ball at his feet but it’s good for us when he makes important saves.
“It was a good point for us after Tuesday – they didn’t play, while we travelled and we’ve had a lot of games so far in this season.
“We should have had a penalty ourselves because if the referee gives the one he gave against Nathan Pond, then he has to give the one for the foul on Devante Cole.”
Swindon took the lead in the 12th minute, Darnell Furlong whipping in a right wing cross that was headed into the net by Norris.
Fleetwood levelled ten minutes later with an impressive, flowing one-touch move involving Conor McLaughlin’s quick ball out to Ashley Hunter on the right wing, with the former Ilkeston man sending a low cross into the box which was met with a first-time finish by Ball.
The Robins’ big chance for a winner came five minutes into the second half when the impressive Jermaine Hylton was brought down in the box by Pond.
Michael Doughty had time to think before seeing his penalty saved low to the right by Cairns.
Fleetwood had a penalty appeal of their own when Cole went down in the area, and Bobby Grant saw his deflected effort rattle the bar with 15 minutes to go.
Swindon Town head coach Luke Williams was also pleased with a point.
Williams said: “I think we should take confidence from the performance because we did enough to win the game.
“Hopefully Luke’s goal will be the start of a few more to come.
“He took it very well, like a proper No.9, sending the ball back across the goal and giving the goalkeeper no chance.
“It was frustrating to give a goal away so soon after scoring because we had been playing well up to that point.
“There’s definitely a chance that Michael may possibly have overthought the penalty.
“He maybe saw the goalkeeper move and might have changed his mind on where he was going to place it.”
STAR MAN JERMAINE HYLTON Swindon