Carlos Mendes Gomes inspires Fleetwood to derby victory over Accrington
A perfect performance from Carlos Mendes Gomes gave Fleetwood bragging rights as they claimed a 3-0 League One derby victory over Accrington.
The game started with a high tempo, but both sides lacked quality with just a single shot on target in the first period.
Tackles were flying in – with a few red-card shouts from the home fans – but nobody looked threatening in front of goal.
After the restart that changed, the hosts came out a completely different side and eventually broke the deadlock.
An aerial battle saw the ball drop for Callum Morton, he found Mendes Gomes, whose shot across goal ended in the far-bottom corner.
Fleetwood doubled their lead soon after as a cross on the byline from goalscorer Mendes Gomes reached Shaun Rooney, who scored from close range to double their advantage.
Accrington’s defensive woes continued and a third for the hosts came from a corner whipped in by Mendes Gomes and headed home by Josh Earl.
The visitors almost grabbed a late consolation, but substitute Leslie Adekoya missed a sitter which summed up his side’s afternoon.