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Alexander hails Sarcevic stunner

16 September 2013

Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander hailed a spectacular strike from Antoni Sarcevic after his Fleetwood side battled back to beat Bury 2-1.

The Manchester-born midfielder bagged his third in two games to haul the Cod Army level with a 20 yard blast out of the top drawer.

He said "It was unbelievable. We were right behind it, he hit it sweet as a nut.

"It was a goal to grace any game in the world."

Town dominated the first 45 minutes but found themselves behind just before the half hour.

Bury broke and a moment of indecision between Nathan Pond and Ryan Cresswell allowed Tom Soares time to set himself up and curl the ball past Scott Davies in the Fleetwood goal.

It was the Shakers first shot on goal and the visitors continued to create little, while holding back a torrent at the other end, Trevor Carson a busy man in the Bury goal.

Fleetwood looked to have levelled before the break when Junior Brown's cross was turned in by Jamille Matt only for the goal to be chalked off for offside.

Graham Alexander's men continued to press after the break and grabbed a deserved equaliser seven minutes into the second half. Brown's ball from the right set up Sarcevic on the volley and his curler from 20 yards was too good for Carson.

The home side always looked likely to add a second and did so just after the half hour. Brown was the source again and he found Gareth Evans at the back post with the killer touch.

Substitute David Ball almost added a late third, firing straight at Carson when past the last man but Bury boss Kevin Blackwell was just left to reflect on the strike which began the turnaround.

He said: "We came in at half time content with how things were going and then what a goal that was.

"Its always difficult coming to play sides full of confidence. But we've come back at them and they are hanging on at the end.

"It shows we are always in games."

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