AFC Fylde host Lowestoft Town tomorrow afternoon looking for a third victory of the season from their first five games. (3pm)
The Coasters picked up another three points midweek away at Bradford Park Avenue courtesy of goals from Dion Charles and Danny Rowe in a 2-1 victory. This was Fylde’s second victory of the season, the first coming at home to Hednesford Town eight days earlier thanks to goals from Sam Finley and Danny Lloyd.
Sandwiched between the two wins was a 2-2 draw at home to Gainsborough Trinity in which Dion Charles scored a brace to give The Coasters a half-time lead before a Jonathan D’Laryea brace in the second half for the away side meant Fylde had to settle for a point.
With Fylde having won half of their four opening matches, they sit in sixth position in the National North league table, just one place and two points away from the final play-off position.
Lowestoft sit eighth after two wins and two defeats from their opening four matches. They started the season with two wins from two after a 3-0 home win against Telford was followed by an away win against Alfreton three days later.
The Trawlor Boys couldn’t keep the good form going however and they have lost their previous two games. First, last Saturday they travelled to Worcester City and were defeated by two goals to one before Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat at home to table toppers Nuneaton Town.
These two sides have only played each other twice during the time of AFC Fylde, with both games occurring last season. Lowestoft won the first game between the sides 1-0 in August 2014, but The Coasters won 3-1 in the return game at Kellamergh Park a few days after New Year earlier this year. Goals from Danny Rowe, Richie Allen and Josh Langley saw off The Trawlor Boys that day and The Coasters will be hoping for more of the same this Saturday when the sides meet again.
Of course, in the club’s previous guise as Kirkham and Wesham, the two teams met at the Twin Towers of Wembley in the final of the FA Vase, with The Coasters claiming the silverware in a 2:1 win.
The Coasters had to take Dom Collins off against Bradford Park Avenue midweek with a dislocated finger but he should be fine for the forthcoming game. Caspar Hughes picked up a hand injury against Gainsborough and wasn’t risked midweek, but he should be available for this game on Saturday.
Jason St. Juste started his first game for The Coasters against BPA and will be looking to keep his place, while Matty Hughes came off the bench to make his first appearance in an AFC Fylde shirt in a competitive game in that match too. He will be pushing for a start along with Richie Baker and Danny Lloyd.
Dion Charles is The Coasters leading scorer so far with three goals in four games, while Lowestoft’s top scorer is Jake Reed who also has three goals.
The Trawlor Boys have former Norwich, Peterborough, Cambridge and Luton striker Danny Crow in their ranks, while Ryan Jarvis has also appeared for Norwich as well as Leyton Orient, Torquay and York City. Ryan’s brother, Rossi, is also a member of Lowestoft’s squad and he has played for Luton, Barnet and Cambridge.
Under 16s: FREE
Under 16s: FREE
FREE TRANSPORT TO THE GROUND
Our FREE Bus service is a fantastic way to get to home games on Matchday.
You can jump on the AFC Fylde signwritten bus for Saturday’s game at the following places.
STABLE BAR, KIRKHAM 12:40pm
KIRKHAM LIBRARY 12:45PM
KIRKHAM STATION 12:47PM
LANE ENDS, WESHAM 12:50pm
THE GRAPES, WREA GREEN 13:00pm
THE COUNTY, LYTHAM 13:20pm
LIDL, LYTHAM 13:25pm
THE PLOUGH, FRECKLETON 13:40pm
NEWTON POST OFFICE 13:50pm
THE BELL & BOTTLE, NEWTON 13:55pm
STABLE BAR, KIRKHAM 14:00pm
KIRKHAM STATION, KIRKHAM 14:05pm
LANE ENDS, WESHAM 14:10pm
THE GRAPES, WREA GREEN, 14:20pm
THE COUNTY, LYTHAM 14.35pm
OPPOSITE LIDL, LYTHAM 14:45pm
Post-Match, the bus leaves outside the Birley Arms at Warton at 5.30pm dropping off at Lytham, Wrea Green, Wesham, Kirkham, Newton and finally Freckleton.
MATCH PROGRAMME AND 50/50 TICKETS
The new look match programme will be on sale inside the ground. The 48 page edition is just £2.00 and is on sale from our sellers inside the ground.
The third edition with striker Dion Charles on the cover, includes an exclusive interview with Danny Lloyd, plus many other exciting features on both AFC Fylde and our visitors Lowestoft Town.
Also available is the match day 50/50 which is growing in value by the week and gives you the chance to win a big cash prize!
FACILITIES IN THE GROUND
Don’t forget to come to the ground from 6pm and have a drink in the bar. We have a wide range of products including John Smith’s, Fosters and Kronenburg in Fuller’s Bar where you can watch live sport on the big screen. The club shop will be open inside the ground to stock up on all your AFC Fylde goodies – including the new 2015-16 Adidas shirt.
For food options why not try a delicious Gigli’s Pie or a burger freshly made by local butcher J Snape and Son.
Limited parking is free on the club car park but fans are advised to get there early to guarantee a space. All car park season ticket holders will be directed to a designated areas of the car park.
SIGN UP FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP
From Saturday you can sign up at the ground and have your photograph taken on the spot and all for no cost. We realise that not everyone has the time or sometimes even the inclination to get passport photos taken, so we will do it for you!
Simply turn up at the ground, go to Match Day Control with some form of ID, fill in the application form, we will take your photograph and you are done. You will receive your Membership Card within four working days.
The same process applies to Juniors who will then receive their Membership Card plus a Junior Season Ticket which means they don’t need to collect a ticket for every game.
If you can’t get to the game then you can follow live updates via the club’s official social media sites which will keep you up to date while every ball is kicked.
Minute by minute updates will be available up to the second on Twitter, while Facebook will have key updates and events plus you can interact with your fellow #Coasters fans.
Video previews and post-match interviews are available on You Tube and images will be also be added to our Instagram page so there is no excuse to miss out on the action, wherever you are!
Search for AFC Fylde on any of the above and you will find our official club accounts.
Following the game the club website will bring you the full match report and reaction to the action.
C’MON YOU COASTERS!!