Teenage Kicks For Fylde As Ormerod Offers Survival Hope

AFC Fylde head coach Chris Beech thinks Danny Ormerod has a great future ahead of him after the teenager helped claw the club closer to salvation.

The 17-year-old scored the winning goal in this weekend’s 1-0 win over promotion hunting Bromley.

It was the club’s third home win in a row, and means the Coasters have taken ten points from a possible 12 to help repair the damage of a poor first half to the season following their National League North title triumph.

They were seven points adrift of safety at the end of 2023 but January has seen the landscape change totally at Mill Farm.

Ormerod only signed a pro deal back in November and the club have high hopes for the player and Beech feels his emergence proves that there is a pathway in place despite a demanding six months.

“He is a local lad and has a great family,” he said of the academy starlet. “He is a great prospect and it’s wonderful for him to score the winning goal.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve beaten a really good side, we showed against Oldham what we can do and we’ve come out on top against another side right up there. It’s a brilliant three points for us.

“We’ve got to keep doing it but I think the players are enjoying their football and they are certainly buying into what we’re asking them to do”

They’re great at home lately but starting on Saturday Fylde face awkward trips to Dorking Wanderers, Eastleigh and Aldershot Town.

Beech added: “Now we’ve got some tough away games but travel in confidence.”

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