Hotshot Danny Rowe was delighted that his double helped the Coasters grind out a 2-0 victory over struggling Torquay United at the weekend.

Rowe is enjoying a real purple patch in front of goal having hit seven in his last six games in all competitions.

The club’s record goalscorer bagged an incredible 50 goals last season and his brace against the Gulls moved him into double figures in the National League.

Maximum points saw the Coasters climb two places in the table, leapfrogging FC Halifax Town and Eastleigh, and Rowe said: “I was very pleased with the result, but I wouldn’t say that we played particularly well. 

“We were a goal up at the break but perhaps didn’t deserve to be. The first half was end to end and they had their fair share of chances too. We were letting them in too often and that’s something we wanted to put a stop to at half-time. 

“They still had the odd chance in the second half but our second goal killed the game off really.

“I haven’t scored a header for ages so that was favourite of the two goals! I could probably be better in the air, so hopefully that can improve and I can start adding a few more. 

“To score twice and pick up three points is a good day though, so I can’t complain.”

Dave Challinor’s side have now won their last four home games on the spin and Rowe is keen to extend their fine form at Mill Farm tomorrow evening against Guiseley.

Rowe added: “Up until recently, performances and results have been better away from home, but our home form has picked up of late and we want to start putting even more points on the board here at Mill Farm. 

“We have a bit of history with Guiseley, but that makes no difference to me. We are simply going out there to win the game, regardless of who we are up against. 

“They have got a new manager in and results have picked up so it won’t be easy.”

Rowe has proved all his doubters wrong this season as he rose to the top of the National League goal charts and the frontman admits he hasn’t finished yet.

“I’m obviously very pleased to be top of the goal charts but it doesn’t mean much right now. It’s the same as a team being top of the league at this stage of the season. I’d rather be there at the end of the season rather than now!”