Williams hopes Fylde's luck holds for cup run

AFC Fylde defender Steve Williams believes the Coasters have luck on their side this season after their narrow 2-1 victory at Worcester City.

Monday, 5th December 2016, 6:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:42 pm
Steve Williams

The Coasters came under heavy pressure in the second half at the Victoria Ground, but held on to move seven points clear at the top of the National League North.

Star striker Danny Rowe was again the match-winner with both goals – the first of which was his 100th for the club – and Williams was pleased that Fylde’s defence stood strong.

He said: “We are always pleased to win, however it may come about. We went there with one objective and that was to get all three points.

“We made it difficult for ourselves at times, particularly in the second half, but we managed to see it through and that was pleasing.

“As a defender you sometimes think the worst, and in the back of my mind I was concerned that they may get one towards the end.

“We knew that if we kept plugging away we would give ourselves a good chance and we seemed to get the rub of the green at times.

“They had a one-on-one towards the end and that could have quite easily been a goal, but things are going our way at the moment. We have to just keep at it.”

Williams struggled with injuries early in his Coasters career but has enjoyed a run in the side over the last few weeks. He hopes to have seen the last of any reoccurring problems.

“While I have been here I’ve had a couple of niggling injuries but that is just part and parcel of the game,” he said. “It’s been good to get a run of games and hopefully that will continue for the rest of the season.

“I still don’t feel 100 per cent but not many players go into games feeling completely fit. You just have to deal with it and manage it as an individual.”

Dave Challinor’s side switch their attention back to the FA Trophy this weekend at home to Brackley Town.

Williams was on the scoresheet in the 1-1 draw against Brackley in the opening home game of the season and he says Fylde are keen to progress in the Trophy.

He added: “We all want to do well, especially after being knocked out of the FA Cup so early. It can build momentum and we see every game as important to build morale in the group. To reach the latter stages will be good for everyone involved.”