AFC Fylde were narrowly defeated 2-1 at home by Eastleigh at Mill Farm on Saturday, 16 September 2023 in the Vanarama National League.

Jake Taylor’s 17th-minute opener saw the Coasters behind at the interval, in a first half in which they had captain Alex Whitmore dismissed.

Paul McCallum doubled Eastleigh’s advantage five minutes after half-time before Trent Rendall flicked into his own net to halve the deficit, but the Coasters could not find an elusive equaliser.