Rowe targets magic milestone for Fylde

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AFC Fylde star striker Danny Rowe goes in search of his one hundredth goal for the club at Worcester this weekend after just two and a half seasons with the Coasters.

The 27-year-old hitman has enjoyed a phenomenal campaign, firing 31 goals already, including his sixth hat-trick of the season as Fylde secured their place in the first round of the FA Trophy at the expense of Gloucester City last Saturday.

But despite another treble, Rowe wasn’t impressed with the display of his side, but admits winning is a good habit regardless of the performance.

“I scored the three goals but overall the performance wasn’t great. “We’ve probably ended up nicking a win,” said Rowe, who had a new strike partner inthe form of loan signing Darren Stephenson of Tranmere Rovers.

“This competition probably isn’t the best thing for us at the moment but obviously, a win’s a win.

“ It was good to score but the overall performance was poor. You just try to win the game.”

The Coasters were on course to exit the competition until two late Rowe strikes and he added: “When I scored the second, that would have taken us to a replay but then we just tried to win the game to avoid that and we did late on.

The Coasters make the long trip back to Whaddon Road in National League North on December 17, their last away match of the year.

Rowe added: “We’ll be aiming to get another win when we go back. We have an idea of what we’ll face in the league now but so do they.

“We played them at home earlier in the season and drew but we’ll go back in two weeks’ time to win the game.

“We made a few changes to the team (last weekend) but I think some players might come back into the side. We hope to put on a better performance, that’s for sure.”

“We were knocked out of the FA Cup in the second qualifying round, which isn’t good, so it was nice to progress in the FA Trophy, but our main aim is the league.

“We’re not overly bothered about other competitions as long as we get promoted, but you want to go as far as you can in any competition.”

DANIEL AGNEW