Biggest game so far

DERBY: Kelham O'Hanlon
DERBY: Kelham O'Hanlon
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FOURTH-placed AFC Fylde host Chorley tonight in the Evo-Stik First Division North clash.

It is a vital game for both sides, with the visitors just one place above Fylde.

The home side need to bounce back after a2-0 defeat at the hands of Woodley Sports on Saturday, a point readily accepted by manager Kelham O’Hanlon.

He said: “The Woodley game on Saturday was massively disappointing for me in that we lost a game that we probably should have won.

“We had three clear-cut one-on-ones before we went behind, and if any of them had been converted, we would have been a lot better placed to go for the win.

“It was difficult for us as we were playing on a plastic pitch, that I thought was not of a very good standard.

“I told the players at half -time that we just needed to up the tempo.

“It was disappointing to go a goal down just before half-time, but that’s how the game went – they took their chances and we didn’t.

“The game-plan certainly didn’t change after we went a goal down.

“You get setbacks all the time in football – its part of the game – and we just needed to be more clinical in front of goal.”

O’Hanlon knows the need to win against Chorley could not be greater.

He said: “In my view, tonight’s game is the most important of the season.

“Both teams lost on Saturday so we need to make sure we get the three points today.

“It’s a bit of a derby so I’m looking forward to it, and it should be a good game.

“There are still six games left of the season, and we’re in a very good position.

“We need to build from it starting with a win tonight.”