We are delighted to announce the signing of exciting winger Ben Tollitt, who joins the club following the expiry of his contract with Macclesfield Town, on a one-year contract. 


The 25-year-old arrives at Mill Farm with a strong reputation across non-league and higher up the footballing pyramid, with high-profile clubs such as Everton, Portsmouth, Blackpool and Tranmere Rovers on his CV. 

Starting his football career coming through the youth ranks at Goodison Park, Tollitt cut his footballing teeth with two-years at Widnes FC, where regular impressive performances and finding the net with ease caught the eyes of Pompey so a move to the south coast was next for him. Tollitt played well at Fratton Park, again showing he could find the net, but game time became limited for the youngster and his desire for first team football saw him head elsewhere. 

A move back to the north-west followed with three years at Tranmere, before spells at both Blackpool and Wrexham were next. Tollitt’s experience and game time at a higher level meant that Jim Bentley was keen to add him to the squad at Mill Farm in a position he wanted to strengthen.  

After signing for the Coasters, Tollitt told afcfylde.co.uk: “The manager made me want to be here. Jim has told me a lot about the place, and when he showed me around I was really impressed with what the Chairman has done here, it’s a club that stands out and certainly don’t want to remain at this level. 

“Last season wasn’t ideal but hopefully we can forget that and move forward. Nowadays, everything is pretty uncertain so when I found out how much Jim wanted me to come here, especially in times like this it made me feel good and now I want to repay his faith by showing what I can do on the pitch.

A delighted Jim Bentley gave his thoughts to afcfylde.co.uk: “Ben is a good player at a good age and has decent experience in the game. He’s technically very good, mobile and likes to run with the ball and I’m sure he will excite our fans. 

“I nearly took him on loan from Portsmouth to Morecambe a few seasons ago and I’ve watched his progress since, so I am pleased he’s on board at AFC Fylde. I’m sure he will be a good addition to the club and I look forward to working further with him.”