AFC Fylde’s first home game of the 2015/16 season sees them take on Hednesford Town at Kellamergh Park on Tuesday evening. (7.45pm)
The sides had contrasting fortunes on the opening day. The Coasters were beaten 3-0 at Solihull Moors on Saturday with Richie Allen sent off early on and a Stefan Moore brace and a Tom Hannigan own goal earnt the home side the win. Hednesford got their season up and running with a 2-1 win over Stalybridge Celtic at Keys Park with Curtis Tilt and Nathan Modest earning the Pitmen all three points.
Last season the Coasters earned three points against the Pitmen. Fylde won the first game 3-1 at the end of August at Kellamergh Park with Danny Rowe, Michael Potts and Richie Allen grabbing the goals. The reverse fixture saw Hednesford prevail 2-0 at Keys Park with James Hurst and Richard Batchelor scoring late on. The two sides also played each other in the FA Trophy Qualifying Rounds with the Coasters edging a five goal game 3-2, with new signing Josh Wilson grabbing his first goal for the club.
As mentioned earlier, Richie Allen is suspended whilst Matty Hughes is still a doubt as he recovers from his toe injury at Nantwich and manager Dave Challinor has said that Hughes is more likely to feature on Saturday against Gainsborough Trinity. Josh Wilson and Richie Baker will be hoping to make their first starts of the season as will Matt Blinkhorn. The whole squad will be looking to bounce back with a win and prove that they should be starting as Dave Challinor has a much more flexible squad and has admitted that nobody is guaranteed of a place in the team.
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 Tuesday night’s game at the following places.
STABLE BAR, KIRKHAM 5:45PM
KIRKHAM LIBRARY 5:50PM
KIRKHAM STATION 5:55PM
LANE ENDS, WESHAM 6:00PM
THE GRAPES, WREA GREEN 6:10PM
THE COUNTY, LYTHAM 6:30PM
LIDL, LYTHAM 6:35PM
THE PLOUGH, FRECKLETON 6:45PM
NEWTON POST OFFICE 6.50PM
THE BELL & BOTTLE, NEWTON 6:55PM
STABLE BAR, KIRKHAM 7:00pm
LANE ENDS, WESHAM 7:05pm
THE GRAPES, WREA GREEN, 7:10pm
THE BUS WILL DROP OFF AT THE ABOVE DESTINATIONS AND LEAVES KELLAMERGH PARK AT 9:45pm
MATCH PROGRAMME AND 50/50 TICKETS
The new look match programme will be on sale inside the ground. The 48 page edition is just £2.50 and is on sale from our sellers inside the ground.
The opening edition includes an exclusive interview with Josh Wilson plus many other exciting features on both AFC Fylde and our visitors Hednesford 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.
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!!