Fylde boss salutes 'outstanding' winger Smith

Jonny Smith
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Winger Jonny Smith couldn’t score for a fourth successive game for AFC Fylde but manager Dave Challinor felt he had his best game for the club in Tuesday's victory at Torquay.

The Coasters boss said: “I thought we were poor for 20 minutes and we weren’t switched on, but we managed to get a foothold in the game after we equalised.

“We played some decent stuff at times but we really dug in.

“We switched it around midway through the first half and put Jonny (Smith) up front with Rowey, and I thought it was his best game for us.

“Jonny was outstanding and really worked the line well.

“It was tough out there but the good teams find a way of winning and we did that brilliantly.

“The goals came at really good times and gave us a lift each time.

“We were inevitably under pressure in the second half but we defended well, looked organised and still carried a threat on the counter-attack.

“The third goal gave us some breathing space and we managed the remainder of the game perfectly from that point.”