AFC Fylde midfielder Lewis Montrose has urged his side not to dwell on Tuesday’s disappointing defeat at the hands of Maidenhead United.
Maidenhead cruised to a 4-1 victory at Mill Farm courtesy of a four-goal cameo from striker Dave Tarpey to condemn ten man Fylde to their first home defeat of the calendar year.
The Coasters saw captain Josh Langley dismissed after just 20 minutes for hauling down danger man Tarpey in the box before Montrose himself was guilty of giving away a second spot kick after handling in the area. 
The midfield man, signed from Stockport County in the summer, redeemed himself soon after poking home his first goal for the club and is now keen to put the result behind him as quickly as possible.
Montrose said: “Obviously it was a very disappointing result but we will have to recover from it and bounce back quickly.
“We have another chance straight away on Saturday to try and put it right and that’s the beauty of having a quick turnaround. 
“It was good to get off the mark on a personal level but the result is always the most important thing and it wasn’t great. We dust ourselves down now and go again. We can’t dwell on it. 
“It was difficult when Josh went off but the performance isn’t important now, the result is what matters.”
The Coasters now take on high-flying Dagenham and Redbridge at Mill Farm on Saturday. The Daggers sit in fifth place in the National League following a 3-3 draw with Ebbsfleet United during midweek and Montrose believes his side are capable with competing with the best on their day. 
Montrose added: “We want to win football matches and we haven’t done that yet this season so we have to try and put that right against Dagenham and Redbridge at the weekend. 
“We are looking forward to it very much. They are a very good team and I expect them to be right up there, but it’s a good chance to see where we are at against one of the better teams in the league. 
“I believe that we can beat any side in this league on our day and we have to start proving that.”