AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor was pleased with his side’s fighting spirit as they won 3-1 at Brackley Town.
Danny Rowe’s double and Steve Williams’ tap-in gave the Coasters three points as results elsewhere meant they moved 10 points clear at the top of the table.
He said: “It’s all about results at this stage of the season. Brackley is a really tough place to come.
“Regardless of the run they’re on, Brackley are a good side. The game was by no means a classic but we’ve dug in.
“We’ve defended well and got our little bit of luck. We were even a little bit unlucky for their goal, it’s just a deflection that has looped up. Laurence (Maguire) has done everything he can to clear it as well.
“I think all the goals were a bit lucky. Were they great goals? No but we’ve put the ball into good areas and we’ve got our just deserts for doing that. Sometimes you have to go back to basics.
“We had Dan Jones playing down the left and he has a massive throw so we can put the ball into good areas. The ball broke down and we’ve ultimately got a goal from a cross. The second goal was a bit of a scramble. It’s hit the post and come back and Willo (Williams) has put it in.
“For the third goal, again we’ve got the ball into a good area and I don’t care how it ends up in their net as long as it does. The team showed fantastic spirit.”