AFC Fylde star Danny Rowe believes lady luck is finally smiling down on the Coasters after their famous 2-1 victory at Leyton Orient at the weekend.
Rowe opened the scoring at the Matchroom Stadium with a bullet of a free-kick and sealed the points when he let fly with an unstoppable 30-yard strike that rifled into the top corner.
Whilst some questioned his ability to continue his phenomenal goalscoring record at the next level, Rowe has proved his doubters wrong and now has six for the season.
Only Orient’s Macauley Bonne and Dagenham hitman Corey Whitely have more National League goals than Rowe this season and the Fylde man believes both the club’s and his own fortunes are turning.
“It’s a great feeling,” admitted an ever-modest and relaxed Rowe. “We defended really well at the weekend and that was the big thing for us. They put a lot of pressure on towards the end and their goal seemed almost inevitable at some point but we managed to hold on.
“I was delighted to score a couple of goals. It hasn’t quite been going for me in recent weeks – I’ve hit the post and goalkeepers have been making some good saves but thankfully they went in on Saturday.
“I’ve scored a plenty of goals since joining the club and the second goal probably ranks right up there with the best. But what made it more special was the fact it was in the Conference.
“This is the highest level we have played at as a club so that added to it for me. It is by far my best goal in the Conference so it was a really good feeling to see it go in.
“To win games you do need a bit of luck and we got the rub of the green on Saturday for the first time in a while. In other games, teams have been creating very little but have still managed to score goals against us.
“Woking, for example, only had two real chances and they scored them both. I can’t remember them having anything other than the goals. Admittedly we were poor but everything seemed to be going against us.
“Leyton Orient created a lot more and hit the post but luck was on our side at last and we came away with the points.
“Now we have to put some kind of run together. We must start climbing the table and see where we are at Christmas. I think the table will start to take shape around then because it’s very tight at the moment and too early to judge.”