AFC Fylde’s record goalscorer Danny Rowe has joined League Two Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee.
Danny Rowe, who scored 192 goals in 293 games for the club, makes the switch after joining from Lincoln in 2014.
In his time at the club, Rowe became an undisputed legend, smashing numerous records along the way.
In the club’s National League North winning year, Rowe fired a monstrous 47 league goals, and was unsurprisingly named the National League North Player of the Season.
The first season in the National League was to prove successful once again for the striker, firing 24 in all competitions, as well as earning the Player of the Year award.
The following season, Rowe surpassed this title, netting 27 goals in the league, winning the Golden Boot and retaining the Player of the Year award – the first time this feat had been achieved.
Rowe’s season didn’t finish there though, as the striker went on to net the historic winner at Wembley.
His free-kick gave AFC Fylde a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient, and win the FA Trophy – completing a Vase and Trophy double for the first time in history.
Forever In His Debt
Speaking on Danny Rowe’s departure, Club Chairman David Haythornthwaite was full of praise for the forward’s impact on the club.
“Danny has been an amazing servant for the club and helped us get where we are today and for that we will forever be in his debt,” he said.
“It’s common knowledge I didn’t want him to go and nor did we need to sell him.
“However, after discussing it with Jim Bentley, we agreed it would be unfair to deny him the opportunity to ply his trade at a higher level.
“We wish him every success at his new club.”
The club would like to thank Danny Rowe for his lasting contribution, and wish him all the best at Oldham Athletic.