AFC Fylde seek that clinical touch

AFC Fylde return to action tonight with Nick Haughton confident a clinical display in front of goal will see them start to pick up victories.
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The Coasters welcome Oldham Athletic to Mill Farm in the National League (7.45pm), three days on from their 1-1 draw against Ebbsfleet United.

Having fallen behind to Dominic Poleon’s goal, Fylde salvaged a point courtesy of Harry Davis’ header.

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Haughton was also foiled by Ebbsfleet keeper Mark Cousins as they had to settle for a draw, rather than collect a third win of the campaign.

AFC Fylde host Oldham Athletic this evening Picture: Steve McLellanAFC Fylde host Oldham Athletic this evening Picture: Steve McLellan
AFC Fylde host Oldham Athletic this evening Picture: Steve McLellan
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He said: “It was disappointing we didn’t take all three points on Saturday because I thought we did enough to win that game.

“We worked hard to create chances and put them under a considerable amount of pressure, but we were just lacking that clinical touch in front of goal.

“Once we start becoming more clinical, I’m sure we will start picking up three points.”

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Tonight’s visitors sit 10th in the table, having beaten Rochdale in their first game under new boss Micky Mellon last weekend.

“We all know it will be a tough game against Oldham,” Haughton added.

“They’ve had some good wins recently, including Saturday’s win at Rochdale, and they will be backed by good numbers in the away end.

“They also have a new manager, which I’m sure adds something extra to what they will bring here to Mill Farm.

“We know if we play at our best, we can hopefully get the job done and put an important three points on the board.”