Striker Jamie Proctor is under no illusions that AFC Fylde need to kick-on, after defeat to Boreham Wood att he weekend.
Jordan Williams brought the Coasters level in the first half, but they couldn’t move into the lead before Jamal Fyfield scored the winner.
“In the situation that we’re in at the minute it needs to be turned into three points. It needs to be a scrappy 1-0 win.”
The Coasters were left frustrated by a goal that was disallowed for a seemingly innocuous challenge on the Boreham Wood keeper.
“You can blame a little bit of luck with instances such as the disallowed goal. I don’t think it’s ever a foul, it’s a definite goal for me.”
“When it’s going for you it’s going for you and when you’re down those things go against you. Once you are doing well and the pressure is off you, they go for you.”
Proctor acknowledged that positives could be taken from the Fylde performance given the size of the challenged faced.
“They’re near the top of the league going for the promotion while we find ourselves in the complete opposite situation.”
“If anything, we’ve dominated for the majority of the game. They’ve had three attempts on goal and scored two goals.”
“We need to create our own luck and we need to think about ways that we can turn it around. We need to step up and do it ourselves, and do it sooner rather than later.”
“I don’t think this squad deserves to be where we are. But we are where we are for a reason and, hopefully, I can have an impact in turning that around.”
The Coasters travel to London on Saturday as they turn their attention to the FA Trophy when they face Dorking Wanderers in the third round.
“It’s a nice distraction from the league. We go into every game looking to win and that might give us a boost to take into the league.”
Repeating last year’s cup success is still on the cards with a place in the final just three rounds away, but Proctor isn’t looking too far forward.
“We won’t be thinking too much about Wembley, but it’s a great opportunity to get there. We’ll treat it like any other game”
The lads will look to progress in the FA Trophy on Saturday with coach travel to Dorking available here.