AFC Fylde Women are back on home soil this Sunday when they welcome Wolves Women to Kellamergh Park.

James Mallett’s Coasters are looking to put the disappointment of recent defeats behind them as they prepare to entertain high-flying Wolves in the FAWNL Northern Premier Division.

At the end of February, the Coasters closed out a difficult month with two heavy defeats on the road. After a midweek loss to Burnley FC Women at the County Ground in Leyland, Fylde travelled to Brighouse Town AFC Women four days later and came undone against Rob Mitchell’s in-form side, who extended their own unbeaten run in the league. With no fixture last weekend, the Coasters have slipped to tenth in the table after 15 games played.

Dan McNamara’s Wolves are enjoying another impressive season and currently sit third in the table, five points behind leaders Nottingham Forest Women.

Last time out, Wolves exited the FAWNL Cup at the semi-final stage, with a 2-0 loss away to Watford Women.

When the two teams last met in early January, Fylde kicked off 2023 with a superb 2-0 victory at the New Bucks Head in Telford.

The Coasters marked their return to league action by beating a strong Wolves outfit with goals from Hannah Forster and Faye McCoy. After a late penalty miss by the hosts, Fylde managed to keep a clean sheet and come away from the West Midlands with all three points.

Following recent setbacks, the Coasters have been working hard on the training ground to put things right and will be looking for a positive response on their return to Kellamergh Park on Sunday 12th March, with kick-off at 2.00 pm.

Words by Scott Jones