Extra Special Win Pleases Fylde's Challinor

11 months ago By Tom Feaheny

A 5-2 victory against the form side in the league and a team he used to play for meant it was a special day for AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor.

This was one of the results of the day in the National League with the emphatic scoreline matching their performance, writes Tom Feaheny.

“It was extra special for me because they are my old team and I have fond memories there, and whilst I always want them to do well and I hope they go up, I wanted to win," Challinor told the club's website.

“The scoreline on Boxing Day at their place didn’t reflect our performance. We took a lot of plaudits from that game and people recognised that it wasn’t a 4-1 game. So to bounce back as we did and produce a determined, gritty performance with a dash of quality added in was great.

“It’s difficult to play Saturday / Monday but to back up the win at Maidenhead with another three points was fantastic.

“We thought the system we played at Maidenhead gave us some joy so we stuck with it. Tranmere are a very good team and we nullified their threat."

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