Fleetwood came away with another share of the points on Saturday, this time drawing 1-1 at fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town.
Anthony Pilkington netted the opener midway through a solid first half from Stephen Crainey’s side, but they were pegged back immediately after half time through Luke Leahy’s penalty for their hosts.
As mentioned above, the draw was the third in a row for the Cod Army, but it does also mean that Town have lost just one of their last six matches in their quest to avoid the drop out of League One.
With Morecambe drawing themselves at the weekend, the gap between them and Fleetwood remained at two points on Saturday, with the latter lurking just two places above in 19th.
If Crainey’s men can begin to turn those draws into victories in the coming weeks, they will be set to enjoy a relatively comfortable finish to the second half of the campaign, and if they manage to achieve that on Tuesday, Fleetwood could climb to as high as 16th in the table.
Meanwhile, the visitors’ goals this season remain at the other end of the table, with MK Dons heading into Tuesday’s clash in third spot.
Sunderland’s shock defeat at home to Doncaster Rovers, coupled with Liam Manning’s side edging out struggling Lincoln City by a 2-1 scoreline, helped them leapfrog the Black Cats to within one place of the automatic promotion spots.
Wigan Athletic’s participation in the FA Cup on Saturday also meant that the Dons cut the gap between the Latics and themselves to just one point, although their fellow promotion hopefuls now boast four games in hand.
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However, the only destiny that MK Dons can control is their own, and Saturday’s victory over Lincoln was their fifth in their last six games, so they are certainly doing all they can to ensure the pressure is maintained on the top two in League One.
Harry Darling and Warren O’Hora netted the goals for Manning’s side on Saturday, in what turned out to be a hard-fought comeback win against a struggling outfit.
An improved performance may be needed in the week if they are to overcome another relegation-threatened side, but MK Dons have the top two in their sights heading into the back end of the campaign