AFC Fylde Women are looking to get their season back on track this Sunday when they take on Stourbridge FC Women at Kellamergh Park.
This league fixture takes place on Sunday, 17th September, with kick-off at 2.00 pm.
Following a tough start to the campaign, the Coasters are keen to draw a line under recent results as they hope to pick up their first points of the season at home to Stourbridge on Sunday.
Last time out, the Coasters fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Nottingham Forest Women. A quick-fire brace from Mai Moncaster gave Forest a two-goal lead inside the opening eleven minutes. Fylde deservedly pulled a goal back when Ginny Lackey rounded the goalkeeper and finished from close range.
However, the Reds quickly restored their two-goal cushion when Chloe Dixon rounded off a solo run with a neat finish to make it 3-1 – and that is how the scoreline remained.
Speaking after last Sunday’s game, Fylde manager Jack Garside said: “We spoke as a group and understand that the season almost starts again for us next Sunday. We are eager to get to work again on Tuesday and prepare for Stourbridge on Sunday, back at Kellamergh Park.”
It has been a similarly difficult start for Stourbridge, who have only recorded a single point from their opening four league games. The Glass Girls earned that point in a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Halifax Women, and it could have been all three but for a late equaliser by Halifax deep into stoppage time.
Having said that, the Glass Girls have tasted victory this season by beating York City Ladies 4-1 in the FAWNL Cup to set up a home tie against Huddersfield Town Women in the next round.
Last Monday, Stourbridge Women announced the resignation of their First Team Manager Andy Fisher, who stepped down from the role after a long and successful tenure that featured a hat-trick of promotions for the Glass Girls.
It is safe to say that both teams are working hard to turn around their fortunes, which should make for a competitive contest at Kellamergh Park this Sunday.
Words by Scott Jones