Published: 09:01, 10 February 2019
| Updated: 10:54, 10 February 2019
Hakan Hayrettin got the response he wanted as Maidstone battled back for a point against AFC Fylde.
The Coasters dominated the first half and led through Aron Davies' own goal.
But an improved second-half display was rewarded when Jake Robinson forced an own goal from Danny Philliskirk.
The Stones are now seven points from safety in the National League but a 1-1 draw against a side chasing the title goes down as a positive result.
Head coach Hayrettin said: "First half, we didn't play as well as what we have or what we've seen in training and second half we worked really hard to get a point.
"We played against a very good team, organised, they used the ball really well, but I just asked for them in the second half to show a bit more fight, a bit more willing and give the supporters something and I think they did that.
"We could have nicked it, so could they."
Hayrettin was again in sole charge with John Still away but they spoke regularly in the build-up.
Still had warned his right-hand man not to get carried away by the encouraging performance in Tuesday's 1-1 FA Trophy draw at Salford - and he was spot on as Fylde bossed the first half.
Hayrettin said: "I run everything past John. At the end of the day John said to me just don't get fooled by one game, have a look at it overall, which is right.
"His experience and knowledge is vital.
"Let's have it right, he's been there, done it and worn the T-shirt, so I took his advice.
"I spoke to him today three or four times and in the end we had to work hard to get a point but I thought in the second half we showed a lot of determination, a lot of grit, a lot of fight and that's what we need."