LUCTONIANS head coach Ryan Watkins has urged his side to continue doing all the good things that earned them a losing bonus point against league leaders Fylde.

Watkins' side scored a last gasp Frank Kelly try in their 27-25 defeat to a ruthless Fylde side on Saturday.

Despite sitting at opposite ends of the table Lucs were more than a challenge for their visitiors and took an 18th minute lead when Seb Robinson crossed the whitewash.

Louis Silver furthered their lead to eight points with a penalty.

However, when Guy Kirkby was sent to the sin-bin Fylde took advantage and scored two quick tries to take the lead.

Watkins' side responded once again and forwards pressure resulted in Kelly scoring a second try to put his side 15-12 ahead at the break.

Fylde came out quickly in the second half and capitalised on two errors to score twice in five minutes, securing the bonus point.

Coming into the closing minute at 27-18 down all looked lost, until a last gasp Silver penalty hit the post and Kelly capitalised to secure the bonus point.

"We were fortunate in the end but earned it by the way we played," said Watkins.

"I thought we were good in possession and we controlled a lot of parts of the game.

"Fylde were clinical and every chance they had they took.

"We dominated a lot of territory and our scrummaging was outstanding.

"We deserved a point and put ourselves with a chance to win the game.

"We did a lot of things right and our effort was there, chasing down the losing point with a kick at the end, we never gave up."

This weekend Lucs will be looking to move out of the bottom two when they travel to basement side Scunthorpe.

Watkins' side sit just three points below Preston Grasshoppers and Hull.

Meanwhile, Saturday's hosts sit 10 points adrift at the bottom.

"It's an opportunity to play a team below us, but it won't be easy by any means," said Watkins.

"I think there will be far more pressure on them to win than us, however we will want to win, there's no getting away from that.

"For them it could be a defining moment in their season.

"I don't look at it the same way for us. The important part is getting our home form in the next few weeks.

"If we play it in the same manner as Fylde I expect to have far more opportunities to get on the board."