AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor was pleased that his side saw out the result in a match of contrasting halves against Worcester City yesterday.

The Coasters created numerous chances in the opening 45 minutes and lead by two goals at the break, but came under pressure in the second half and Challinor was relieved to come away with all three points.

“Winning is very important, particularly at this time of year on a difficult pitch. We made things difficult for ourselves in the second half, but ultimately the result is more important than the performance.

“I thought we were great first half and went two up and realistically we could have had a few more. We had to make sure we didn’t give them any encouragement after the break but unfortunately that’s exactly what we did.

“We put ourselves under unnecessary pressure but thankfully we’ve managed to see it through. I would have taken that at the start of the game. It was never going to be a game where chances were created by particularly good play, it was more likely to be a mistake or a bit of luck because of the pitch and that was the case.

“Rowey has got us another two goals and when you are in a good run of form, things tend to drop for you. Had he not scored so many goals this season then he might not have scored his second today, but the ball fell kindly to him and he was in the right place at the right time.”