AFC Fylde were deeply saddened to learn of the death of supporter Corban Rushworth, who passed away last weekend at the age of just 35.
Corban was an avid Fylde fan and regularly attended both home and away matches, including the 2-0 victory over FC Halifax Town on Good Friday.
The club will be holding a minutes applause at Mill Farm before the game against Sutton United on Saturday, following a similar tribute in the 35th minute at Barrow during midweek.
Fellow supporter Angelalynn White paid tribute to her best friend: “Corban was a huge fan and although his home team were Birmingham City, Fylde’s winning ways were a welcome distraction from his other team.
“He was fully involved on the forums on social media, always willing to engage in banter and debate about the league’s clubs. He attended the Halifax game and, as noted by someone who stood near us, never stopped laughing and joking.
“His favourite players were Danny Rowe and Serhat Tasdemir and he was so much looking forward to attending the Barrow away game on Tuesday. Their goals that night were a fitting tribute to a very much loved and special person.
“Football was a significant part of his life and the knowledge he held was second to none. He’d be so proud of how supportive the club had been.”
AFC Fylde Chief Executive Neil Joy added his condolences: “Everyone at Mill Farm was shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic news.
“We will be paying our respects to his memory at the weekend and our thoughts and prayers are with the Rushworth family at this most difficult of times. Rest in Peace Corban.”
Corban leaves behind a wife and three children (aged 8, 7 and 5), the eldest of which suffers from Turner Syndrome. His family would be grateful if any donations could be made to the Turner Syndrome Support Society, a support group for parents with children with Turner Syndrome – https://tss.org.uk/