AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor admits disappointment was the overriding emotion as his side conceded a late equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Ebbsfleet United.

The Coasters twice led the game in an outstanding attacking display, but conceded a last-gasp leveller and Challinor was left frustrated.   

“It was a really open game and we played really well, particularly in the first half. We looked a huge threat when we attacked and could have scored more than we did. We then conceded two awful goals from our perspective and let them back into the game. 

“We thought it would probably be just as open in the second half, but they changed their shape and they were more direct and pinned us back.

“Obviously when you concede an equaliser that late in the game then it’s very disappointing. We just have to take the point and move on. They have a great home record and we have travelled a long way so on the balance it’s probably not a bad point. 

“We have scored goals in all three games so far and thats not where we need to improve, we have to concentrate on our organisation defensively. We have to do better as a group. We will come up against all different types of attacks this season and we have to be good enough to cope with that.”