Daryl McMahon was pleased with his side’s showing at Mill Farm but thought the Fleet could have been further ahead before they got pegged back by Danny Rowe’s late strike. But a nonetheless useful point on their travels is the platform the manager hopes his side can build on as they remain in the south-east for their next eight games.
“We were the better side today and I thought we created the better chances but when you don’t take them, every side’s got a puncher’s chance,” McMahon said. “Danny Rowe, with his all-round game, is probably one of, if not the best striker in the league. It was a great strike by him off his left foot. In a way, I’m saying hit it because I think our goalkeeper is the best goalkeeper in the league and he doesn’t get beaten very often from that distance but it was a fantastic strike.”
The Fleet boss regretted the chances that went begging, leaving Fylde with a chance of getting back into the game right up to the end.
“The one chance for me is the corner we had in the second half that went through the whole team and out the other side,” he said. “When that didn’t go in, I turned to the bench and said I could just see us getting killed here for that later on because I felt we had so many opportunities to go 2-0 up and if we’d gone two, we’d have probably gone three. When you’re only one, they’ve got an opportunity. We had chances with Luke Coulson, Andy Drury, we could have been two up at the break and we were dominant today. It was a great performance and now we’ve just got to build on it.
“I like Fylde, I’ve said it all along, I think they’re one of the best sides we’ve played in this division. Earlier in the season, they were 3-1 up and they could have been 8-0 up in that first half, they were that good against us. They’re a good side, Dave Challinor is a good manager, but now we turn our intentions to Bromley and Dagenham.”