AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes the points were more important than the performance against Bradford Park Avenue last night.

Stephen Crainey netted the only goal of the game to move the Coasters back up into second in the National League North, although third-placed North Ferriby United play tonight. 

“We just take the three points and move on after that. The conditions made it difficult and the wind was wild.

“It’s a win at the end of the day but we have played better in our last two games and got very little to show for it.

“We didn’t play particularly well in the first half but we picked it up a bit after the break. Rowey hit the post with a free-kick just before half time and then Crains nets a cracker via a deflection to put us in front.

“Although we were on top in terms of possession throughout the match, we didn’t create an awful lot of chances. Thankfully we saw the game out quite comfortably and we will take that. 

“We will have to wait and see what happens in other games but hopefully we can consolidate a play-off position sooner rather than later. Anything can happen in a play-off tie and we will cross than bridge if and when we come to it.

“We are in a decent position but we can’t relax just yet, we need to keep on winning. We may need another result yet depending on how other results go.”