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Final Third Development League Digest

8 October 2015

In this week's Final Third Development League Cup, Fleetwood Town were the big winners while an England international made his long-awaited return to action.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group A

Fleetwood produced the result of the week with an emphatic 9-0 success over Morecambe on Wednesday afternoon, with a Bobby Grant hat-trick the highlight of the Cod Army's triumph.

The other goals came from Eddie Dsane (2), Lyle Della-Verde, Bradley Roscoe, David Ball and Joe Davis.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group B

Hartlepool United and Middlesbrough played out a six-goal thriller in the North East on Tuesday.

Scott Fenwick and Sem De Wit put Pools in front, but Boro fought back through Harry Chapman, Mark Kitching and a Bradley Fewster penalty.

However, it was the hosts who had the final say, with Kudus Oyenega equalising with a last-gasp volley.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group C

It was a derby day in Group C on Wednesday night, with rivals Port Vale and Stoke City locking horns in Staffordshire.

The match saw England international Ryan Shawcross make his comeback for the Potters following back surgery, and Valiants midfielder Michael O'Connor also returned to action after a lengthy lay-off.

The points were shared on the night - Ryan Lloyd gave Vale the lead, but Stoke levelled matters through Peter Skapetis.

The group's other match saw Wigan Athletic come out on top against Wrexham, recording a 4-3 success in Wales.

Joe Quigley, Kayden Jackson and Liam Walsh scored for the Dragons, but the Latics took the points through Louis Robles, Ryan Jennings, Jordan Flores and a late Danny O'Brien winner.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group D

Scunthorpe United picked up a 2-0 away win at Rotherham United, courtesy of a Bradley Peace-McDonald own goal and a second-half effort from Hakeeb Adelakun.

Final Third Development League Cup - South Group A

AFC Wimbledon and Milton Keynes Dons shared the points following a 1-1 draw on Monday afternoon.

The hosts went ahead in the second half through a George Oakley goal, but Callum Brittain's effort late on ensured a point for MK.

Finally, Pelly Ruddock made his return from injury for Luton Town on Tuesday, and he provided Alex Atkinson for the goal's only game as the Hatters took maximum points from their visit to Southend United.

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