AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor was pleased to be back to winning ways against Harrogate Town at the weekend.

The Coasters leapfrogged North Ferriby United back up into second place in the National League North and Challinor was happy that his side put last week’s defeat at Tamworth behind them.

“That was an important game for us to right the wrongs of last week. We had spoken at length since the game and you just hope that what you’ve said has hit home and the lads go out and show what we’re about. That was much better.

“I don’t like getting beat but I can accept it if the performance is right and last week was unacceptable. Saturday was an opportunity to put that right. It wasn’t the best game, we made it really difficult. The pitch was very dry and sticky and it wasn’t the most open game but it was a game between two sides that have a lot to play for this season and that showed.

“First half, against the wind, we looked pretty comfortable. We just wanted a little bit more and to get on the front foot. I thought we did that and thoroughly deserved to win. The only disappointment is that we conceded at the end which was just sloppy from our perspective.

“Going into a two-legged play-off tie, you’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen, to make sure that you’re switched on right until the end. A two-goal lead could be something quite difficult to drag back but all of a sudden there’s only one goal in it.

“It was great to win, to work hard and show what we’re about and regardless of what happens between now and the end of the season, we’ll just take whoever we get in the playoffs.”