AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor was bitterly disappointed with his side’s performance in the 3-1 defeat at Tamworth on Saturday.

The Coasters fell behind in the first-half but Danny Rowe’s penalty levelled the scores. However, two goals in two second-half minutes ended the contest.

“We didn’t turn up, it’s as simple as that. It’s as poor as we have been for a long time if I’m honest. It was disappointing and worrying that maybe some of them think they are safe in the play-offs and don’t need to make an effort.

“I won’t allow people to switch off and I won’t accept performances like that. We can’t just turn it on and off, it’s just not good enough.

“I have plenty of lads come up to me and ask why they aren’t in the team and this is the reason why. I am the first to back the players when they have lost a game and not deserved to but I won’t support that performance.

“We managed to get ourselves back into the game with Rowey’s penalty and made changes to go and win it but we didn’t compete well enough. At this level, you play like that you lose.

“Rowey scoring was probably the only positive. We have come out of the game with no points and a couple of injuries and we had to play the final few minutes with 10 men.

“Overall not a great day and one to forget but we still have two league games so we will keep working hard this week to rectify it.”