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2017/18 English FA Cup, Round 1
  • Danny L. Rowe (14', 48')
  • Jon Smith (54')
  • Sam Finley (64')
  • Joel Taylor (74')
  • Andre Brown (90'+2')

Danny Rowe double sends Fylde through to FA Cup second round for first time

Danny Rowe's clinical double helped AFC Fylde reach the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history as they eased past National League North side Kidderminster 4-2.
Rowe grabbed his first after 14 minutes before completing a brace early in the second half.
A sensational individual goal from Jonny Smith made it 3-0 and Sam Finley added a fourth before Joel Taylor and Andre Brown grabbed late consolations for the visitors.
National League side Fylde went ahead when Rowe turned past his marker and slotted home from 12 yards and three minutes into the second half the striker pounced on a loose ball to score from close range.
Just six minutes later Smith dribbled from inside his own half before curling in off a post from just inside the area.
Dave Challinor's side made it 4-0 after 64 minutes when Finley rounded off a swift break by slotting into the bottom corner.
But sloppy defending from the hosts allowed Kidderminster to grab two late consolations.
First Taylor drifted into the area and hammered into the far corner with 16 minutes left before Brown fired in from 12 yards in added time.