AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes there is a lot more to come from his side after they kick-off the National League season with a 2-2 draw with Boreham Wood.

The Coasters claimed their first-ever point in the fifth tier of English football and whilst Challinor was happy with the result, the Fylde boss insisted that there was room for improvement.   

“We will definitely take a point from that game. We wanted to avoid defeat and we probably feel a little disappointed in the end because we could have nicked it.

“We wanted to show this league what we can do and we didn’t do enough of that. However, we earned a point even though we didn’t play particularly well, so I’ll take that.

“We started brightly and we were on the front foot and got ourselves ahead. The game then evened out and we got a little too deep and didn’t cause them many problems. We then concede two poor goals from our perspective either side of half-time.

“Jonny (Smith) came on and gave us a bit of extra life and got the goal. On another day we could have had a penalty at the end. It’s a difficult one because if Henry (Jones) goes down then it’s a penalty but he stays up and doesn’t get one.

“On the balance of the game and how we performed, I’m happy with the result. We have a style that I want us to play and that isn’t going to change whatever level we are at. We have still managed to score twice and get a point but I felt we were a bit too safe. It’s a quick turnaround now for Tuesday and we look forward to the trip to Chester.”