The Coasters face Midland League side Coleshill Town in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round this Saturday at Kellamergh Park (3pm).
Fylde go into the game as heavy favourites against a Coleshill side that ply their trade three tiers below in the Midland League, but have beaten higher tier opposition several times to get this far.
Coleshill started their FA Cup journey in mid August with a huge 11-0 win over Ellesmere Rangers, before a 2-1 win at home to Stafford Rangers. A replay win over Newcastle Town saw them progress to the Second Qualifying Round where they were drawn against Northern Premier League side Stamford. The game was played at Tamworth’s Lamb Ground and saw a shock win for Coleshill with goals from Luke Barlone and Simeon Colbourne condemning Stamford to defeat and setting up today’s clash between the two sides.
This is the Coasters’ second FA Cup match this season with their first a tense 1-0 victory at home to Stockport County. Fylde gained revenge on the Hatters for their last minute victory in the league only a few weeks before as Matty
Hughes’ 33rd minute goal sent the Coasters through and send Stockport out of the cup at the earliest stage in their history.
In terms of injuries Josh Langley is the only Coasters player to definitely miss out as his full recovery from injury is still a couple of weeks away. Adam Sumner and Dom Collins recently featured in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy win over Radcliffe Borough and could feature in order to regain full match fitness.
Under 16s: £3
PROGRAMME AND 50/50
The match programme will be on sale inside the ground. The 48 page edition is just £2.00 and includes an exclusive player interview, plus many other exciting features on both AFC Fylde and our visitors Stockport County. There is also a specialist F.A. Cup feature. 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 1pm 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 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.
You can also listen on Radio Wave and Radio Lancashire who cover our game with match updates.
Following the game the club website will bring you the full match report and reaction to the action.
C’MON YOU COASTERS!