AFC Fylde star Danny Rowe is keen for his free-scoring side to continue their unbeaten run with a double-header of home game on the horizon.  

The Coasters have notched 23 goals in their opening seven National League North fixtures – five more than any of their rivals – and currently sit top of the table with 17 points.

Rowe has been a major contributor towards that impressive tally with ten strikes to his name already, including a second hat-trick of the season in the 4-1 victory over Bradford Park Avenue on Monday.

Dave Challinor’s promotion-chasers have won all four of their away matches so far this campaign and Rowe is keen to bring that form back to Mill Farm for the visits of Gloucester City and Curzon Ashton.

“It is still very tight at the top of the table,” said the 27-year-old. “Teams around us continue to pick up points so we need to start winning our home games. We have drawn two out of three and now I want us to start winning the vast majority of them.

“Our away form has been fantastic and we need to build on that with more victories at Mill Farm so that we can start to pull away from the pack.”

Rowe admits victory on Bank Holiday Monday at the Horsfall Stadium was never in doubt in his mind and he was delighted to put that belief into practice with a resounding win.

“The game went really well for the team and for me personally. It’s a tough place to come and the pitch didn’t really help us. We have always found it difficult here and it is usually a battle but we easily won the game in the end.

“We made hard work of it in the first half but second half we coasted through it.

“I was always confident that we were going to win the game regardless which side got the first goal. We hadn’t created much until the first goal but once we scored it I knew it was only going one way, even when they pulled one back.”

Fylde made several changes to the playing staff over the summer and Rowe believes the current crop are much improved from last year.

“New players have come in during the summer and fitted in really well. I think we look a much better side compared with last year.

“Brendon (Daniels) is out injured at the moment and we need him back as soon as possible. We have had to play people out of position to accommodate but we have still put a run together and they are doing well.

“We will only improve further still when he is back. We haven’t seen the best of him yet but when he gets himself fit and gets a run in the side then I’m sure he will show what he can do.

We have looked shaky at the back at times but overall I think this backline is very solid and will just get better.”