Uwe sees his young Cod Army on the rise

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Matt Bam­sey

UWE Rosler fired a warn­ing that his Fleet­wood side will get stronger as the sea­son pro­gresses af­ter they heaped fresh mis­ery on rock-bot­tom Ply­mouth.

Jordy Hi­wula and Amari’i Bell struck to in­flict a fifth straight home de­feat on the strug­gling Pil­grims.

Alex Fletcher pulled one back for Ply­mouth deep into stop­page time but the Pil­grims are now with­out a win in ten league games.

But Fleet­wood boss Rosler is look­ing up­wards as his side moved to within a point of the play-off places.

He said: “It was a pro­fes­sional per­for­mance and we played win­ning foot­ball.

“When we had the ball we looked a real threat and the two goals were well-taken.

“The game­plan was make sure we were com­pact and ev­ery­body did their job. The longer the game went on, the more con­trol we had.

“With this young squad we will get bet­ter and bet­ter through­out the sea­son and I am sure we will have a strong sec­ond half of the sea­son.

“I think we will score more goals this sea­son and con­cede more as well. We need to be pre­pared for that and be pa­tient with the play­ers.”

Hi­wula looked to have bro­ken the dead­lock on 35 min­utes when he chipped the ball over Pil­grims keeper Kyle Letheren. But Ryan Ed­wards hooked the ball off the line to res­cue Ply­mouth.

A mis­take by Pil­grims mid­fielder An­toni Sarce­vic led to the opener when he gifted pos­ses­sion to Bobby Grant.

The ball was threaded into the feet of Hi­wula who found the top cor­ner with a strong fin­ish.

The win was sealed in stop­page time af­ter Wes Burns played in Bell and he shifted the ball to his left foot be­fore ram­ming his shot past Letheren. Fletcher headed home Gra­ham Carey’s cross in the 94th minute to give the Ar­gyle fans some­thing to cheer.

But man­ager Derek Adams was not happy as his side slumped to their eighth de­feat in their last nine league games. He said: “In the first half we were in con­trol of the match and in the sec­ond half I thought they were the bet­ter team.

“We got pun­ished for a mis­take for their opener and that has hap­pened a num­ber of times this sea­son. We have strug­gled to get that first goal and it is cost­ing us.

“The de­liv­ery was poor and we weren’t clin­i­cal enough. The game was fin­ished when they scored their sec­ond goal.

“A pos­i­tive is Alex (Fletcher) who is a young player. He scored his first league goal and has a bright fu­ture.”

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