Danny Rowe ascended to the top of the National League scoring charts with a brace that helped AFC Fylde beat Torquay at Mill Farm.The Coasters struggled to impose their home advantage early on, but hit the front in the latter stages of the first half when a Henry Jones corner was not properly cleared and Rowe found a deft turn and inch-perfect finish.Torquay manager Gary Owers changed his back three to a four to help improve his side’s progress. It nearly paid off when Luke Young’s free-kick clipped off debutant Andy Mangan and onto the post.
The relief was shot-lived, however, as Rowe smashed in a second to put the match beyond the Gulls.Match report supplied by the Press Association. Line-upsLive TextLine-upsFylde13Lynch3Francis-Angol5TunnicliffeSubstituted forGrandat 83’minutes18SmithSubstituted forTasdemirat 75’minutes24Edmundson22Burke6Bond2Montrose27JonesSubstituted forTaylorat 60’minutesMangan9RoweSubstitutes12Taylor15Grand16Richards17Blinkhorn20TasdemirTorquay30Dorel12EvansSubstituted forLathropeat 77’minutesBarnum-Bobb8Young5McGinty2EfeteSubstituted forMurphyat 46’minutes6Gowling3Davis27Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forKeatingat 69’minutes19Reid13McQuoidSubstitutes1Clarke4Lathrope10Keating23Higgins39MurphyReferee:Ryan JohnsonAttendance:1,552Live TextPosted at Match ends, AFC Fylde 2, Torquay United 0.Full TimePosted at 90′ Second Half ends, AFC Fylde 2, Torquay United 0.SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, AFC Fylde. Simon Grand replaces Jordan Tunnicliffe.SubstitutionPosted at 77′ Substitution, Torquay United. Damon Lathrope replaces Callum Evans.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, AFC Fylde. Serhat Tasdemir replaces Johnny Smith.SubstitutionPosted at 69′ Substitution, Torquay United. Ruairi Keating replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.Goal!Posted at 69′ Goal! AFC Fylde 2, Torquay United 0. Danny L. Rowe (AFC Fylde).SubstitutionPosted at 60′ Substitution, AFC Fylde. Jason Taylor replaces Henry Jones.SubstitutionPosted at 46′ Substitution, Torquay United. Rhys Murphy replaces Michee Efete.Second HalfPosted at Second Half begins AFC Fylde 1, Torquay United 0.Half TimePosted at 45′ First Half ends, AFC Fylde 1, Torquay United 0.Goal!Posted at 34′ Goal! AFC Fylde 1, Torquay United 0. Danny L. Rowe (AFC Fylde).Kick OffPosted at First Half begins.Lineups are announced and players are warming up.goal
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