AFC Fylde fan: ‘It’s only a matter of time until we start firing’

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AFC Fylde fan Jack Connor believes it’s only a matter of time until the Coasters are firing again in the Conference Premier.

The Lancashire side haven’t started the season as they would have liked with just two wins from the opening 10 games before Saturday’s victory against Eastleigh.

Before the season started Dave Challinor’s men were pre-season favourites to get promoted to the Football League.

Sports Journalist Jack has ‘no doubt’ the former play-off finalists will finish in the top 10 come the end of the season.

Speaking before Fylde’s live TV game, he said: “We had a really good start. Two win and two draws.

“After that we had our home game against Woking, we started to fall apart, the players didn’t look like they played with each other.

“Since then, we have played well in spells but basic mistakes have cost us.”

During the summer transfer window, Fylde lost key players who were vital towards their success in the last two seasons.

Losing Jay Lynch, Jordan Tunnicliffe and Zaine Francis-Angol to Football League sides, the Coasters needed replacements.

Jack added: “We have had a heavy overturn in players.

“But we have replaced them (Jay, Jordan and Zaine) with experienced and quality players like Mark Yeates, Alex Whitmore and James Montgomery.

“Players are not gelling at the moment but they’re a good side.  It takes time, but I have no doubt we will finish in the top 10 come the end of the season.” 

Soon after the National season started, reports came out that all-time top goal scorer Danny Rowe handed in a transfer request.

Rowe scored 33 goals in 53 games for AFC Fylde last season but this campaign he hasn’t had the service so far as he would have liked.

AFC Fylde’s Danny Rowe – Photo Credit – AFC Fylde by Steve Mclellan, Flickr

Referring back to the transfer request, Jack, 24, from Blackpool, said: “If I’m honest, I don’t actually think it’s true.

“If an offer did come in for him we will allow him to speak to clubs. Chally (Dave Challinor) has come out and said no offers came in for him.

“He (Rowe) hasn’t really had the service so far yet. He hasn’t been firing on all cylinders but he did score on his opening few games.

“His also been creating goals as well, grabbing two assists against Hartlepool. I think it’s one of them where with the team it’s only a matter of time until we start firing and we see the proper Rowey again.”

The Coasters are back to winning ways after firing three goals past Eastleigh to move two points above the drop.

Goals from Bradley, Williams and Croasdale were enough to get the three points over the Spitfires.