Jim Bentley expects more from his AFC Fylde side after a poor opening at Solihull Moors saw them slip to their first defeat under him.

Bentley saw his side beaten 3-1 when they travelled to Damson Park on Saturday.

The Coasters surrendered three early goals in the Midlands and that proved too steep a mountain as they looked to reduce the deficit.

The loss leaves Fylde one place above the drop, in 20th, just two points clear of Sutton United.

Bentley was not happy with the early advantage and help his side gave to high-flying Solihull.

He said: “The lads that had been here before knew what to expect.

“I think we could have done better, we could have done better with the goals we conceded.

“If you give any opposition a leg up, certainly when they’re in good form and at home, you’re going to find it difficult.”

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