Mandron on target for Fleetwood

by Ashley Houghton

Young striker grabs his first goal.

Mikael Mandron scored his first-ever senior goal, though it was not enough to prevent York City from ending Fleetwood Town’s five-game unbeaten run.

Sunderland’s young front man equalised in the second-half for the Cody Army after Conor McLaughlin had earlier given the Minstermen the lead.

Wes Fletcher grabbed a late winner for Nigel Worthington’s side to send Mandron’s Fleetwood out of the automatic promotion places in League Two.

Elsewhere, Danny Graham made his second debut for Middlesbrough as the Teessiders drew 0-0 at Doncaster Rovers in the Championship.

Graham replaced Curtis Main for the final 24 minutes at the Keepmoat Stadium after re-joining his first-ever club on loan until the end of the season.

The point sees Aitor Karanka’s side drop to 12th in the second tier, nine points off the playoff places.

Meanwhile, Billy Knott made his Port Vale debut as the Valiants lost 3-2 at Gillingham in League One.

Knott replaced Anthony Griffith to play the final 18 minutes at Priestfield Stadium and he laid on the assist for Chris Robertson’s goal after Adebayo Akinfenwa’s double, as well as Cody McDonald’s strike, had given the hosts a three-goal advantage.

Jordan Hugill gave Micky Adams’ side some hope with a late strike but Vale remain ninth whilst Gillingham move up to 11th.

On Sunday, Alfred N’Diaye got off to a winning start with his new club, Real Betis, as the Seville-based outfit recorded their first win in five games with a 2-0 success over Espanyol.

The Senegalese international played 90 minutes – helping his new side close the gap on safety to eight points.

In non-league, Liam Agnew continued to impress for Boston United as the Pilgrims recorded a 6-0 win over Gainsborough Trinity in the Skrill North.

Mark Newsham bagged a hat-trick for Dennis Greene’s side whilst Ricky Miller, Ryan Semple and Scott Garner also got in on the act in the Lincolnshire derby.

Boston now sit fifth in the table, just six points behind leaders North Ferriby United.