AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes last night’s 2-1 victory over Stockport County could be a defining moment in the Coasters’ season.
Stockport looked to have earned a share of the spoils with a late goal, however top scorer scored one of the goals of the season in the 98th minute to hand Challinor’s side the points.
“You’re made to work for any win, let’s get that right, but that’s a massive win for us, a massive win. Did we deserve to win? Probably not, you don’t deserve to win every game but you take what you can. We’ve played better this season and not won games so sometimes you’ve got to take what you can.
“In the second half, we were poor by our standards. That’s credit to Stockport, it’s a tough place to come. We didn’t really control the momentum or the crowd and we made things difficult for ourselves. On the balance of play, they more than deserved their equaliser but when you’ve got Rowey at the top end of the pitch, it is a chance.
“For the majority of teams, it a half-chance, a chance to hit the target. It was a frustrating evening for him but I wasn’t surprised he scored. I said it straight away.
“A point wouldn’t have been the end of the world but you take what you can and to win is massive. We overcame their pressure, sometimes by luck rather than judgement. We put our bodies on the line and defended.
“We need to be better though, especially when things are like that. We need to make better decisions and control the crowd and momentum by making better decisions and we didn’t do that.
“We didn’t at any point in the second half look in control of the game which shows that there’s still plenty to work on. That said, it could turn out to be a huge three points.”