Callum Johnson’s header ensured Fleetwood avoided an eighth defeat in nine games during interim manager Stephen Crainey’s first game in charge.
In an entertaining 2-2 draw at AFC Wimbledon, Ged Garner fired Fleetwood into a first-half lead before strikes by Ayoub Assai and Luke McCormick turned the tables, only for Johnson to have the final say.
Earlier, the visitors thought they had taken an 18th-minute lead when Callum Morton beat home keeper Nik Tzanev at the second time of asking, but his effort was ruled out for a mysterious infringement.
The Cod Army did forge ahead, however, in the 35th minute when a Ben Heneghan blunder saw him give the ball away to Garner 40 yards from goal and the 23-year-old forward raced through the left channel before finishing confidently past Tzanev.
His goal meant the Dons had conceded first for a seventh successive home game.
But the hosts levelled with their first on-target shot when Anthony Hartigan’s free-kick from the left unsettled the Fleetwood defence and, after the ball broke fortuitously to Assai off McCormick, the Moroccan teenager found Alex Cairns’ bottom-left corner with a composed 10-yard finish in the 52nd minute.
McCormick then found Cairns’ top-left corner from a similar distance after a slick passing move down the left in the 79th minute.
The visitors secured a point five minutes later, however, when Johnson headed in Paddy Lane’s left-wing cross from four yards in front of a jubilant away end.
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