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City 1 Fleetwood 0
City claimed their first win of the new season with a battling performance against big-spending new boys Fleetwood.
The game began in cagey fashion but the first real opportunity fell to City from their opening corner as Hanson ’s header was blocked in front the line by Dean Howell.
Fleetwood were denied by the woodwork when Jon Parkin cleverly released David Ball on goal. The midfield drove over Matt Duke but the shot bounced back off the bar.
City were denied by the same bar at the start of the second half as a first-time shot from Zavon Hines deflected against it.
But City’s strong start to the half got its reward after 59 minutes when Hanson rose to head home a Gary Jones corner.
Nahki Wells was denied by Scott Davies before Fleetwood hit the woodwork once again through sub Andy Mangan.
Davies denied Kyel Reid a second but City, for whom Nathan Doyle was outstanding in centre midfield, were worth the three points.