DAVE Challinor takes his AFC Fylde side to Durham tomorrow ready for the sort of tough test they can expect for the rest of the season.
A nine-match winning run took Fylde to the summit of Evo-Stik First Division North, but that winning sequence was ended in their last game, when Warrington shut-up shot for a goalless draw at Kellamergh Park.
And Challinor, whose side are yet to play in February, after two postponements, knows it will get no easier tomorrow in the North-East against a Durham side pushing for the play-off zone.
Challinor said: “We slipped up against Warrington but they are on a great run. Teams will come here and be difficult to beat, but we have ability and knowhow to break teams down, create chances and take them.
“Hopefully we can go again and get another winning run going, starting against Durham.”
AFC Blackpool and Squires Gate are both at home in the third round of the North West Counties League Cup tomorrow.
Blackpool welcome fellow premier division opposition in second-bottom AFC Liverpool, while Gate face first division high-flyers Norton.