After running riot in North Wales on Bank Holiday Monday The Coasters are back at Kellamergh Park on Saturday afternoon for a home tie with a team they came to know very well twards the end of the 2012/13 season – Hednesford Town.
The last time these two sides met was in the Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division Play-off Semi Final at Keys Park 15 months ago where the Pitmen succeeded on penalties to go on to meet FC United in the Final and ultimately win promotion to the Conference North.
That game will forever be remembered for Ben Hinchliffe’s 60-yard injury time equaliser among other things, but having lost the previous two meetings with Rob Smith’s side, The Coasters will be hoping to build on a successful Bank Holiday weekend by securing second consecutive win for the first time this season.
Hednesford have an almost identical record to Fylde as it stands sitting two places below Dave Challinor’s men also with two wins, one draw and two defeats from their first five games but Fylde have a much better goal difference.
The Pitmen’s fifth place finish they earned last season would be considered a successful season for many Coasters fans this year but the chance to gain a first win over their midlands opponents this weekend will give Fylde much needed points early on in the campaign.
With no game in midweek for his side and despite being fully focused on the task at hand, Challinor will no doubt want to head into next weekend’s long trip to Oxford City in the best shape possible and full of confidence with another win under their belts.
Admission for this game is just £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and entry is free for under 16’s and Armed Forces Personnel.
The match kicks off at 3pm.