AFC Fylde take a break from league action on Tuesday night, as AFC Telford United are the visitors to Kellamergh Park in the FA Trophy. This game is a rearranged game, with the original supposed to have taken place on Saturday but due to too much surface water on the pitch, the game was moved to Tuesday night.
The Coasters have won their last six games in the league including two consecutive wins over Barrow and more recently, a 3-1 home win over Lowestoft thanks to goals from Danny Rowe, Richie Allen and Josh Langley.
December saw The Coasters wins five out of their six games with wins against Stalybridge Celtic, Gainsborough Trinity, Leamington, Brackley and Barrow, while post new year has also been very successful with wins at Barrow and at home to Lowestoft.
The Coasters sit top of the Vanarama Conference table with a five point lead and a game in hand, while Telford sit bottom of the Conference Premier League table, four points adrift of second bottom Nuneaton.
However, Fylde have only lost four games in all competitions this season and will go into this game full of confidence that they can maintain that fantastic record which stretches back to the beginning of the season in August.
In this competition, Fylde had to overcome a tricky Hednesford Town side but came out 3-2 winners at Kellamergh Park and the last round of the FA Trophy was a little more straight forward, a 3-0 home win over Gainsborough Trinity.
Tuesday’s match will see the Coasters pit their wits against a team from a higher division so it should prove to be a very interesting tie.
Telford were promoted from the Conference North last season as champions but it has proved to be somewhat of a struggle in the Conference for them this season as they currently sit bottom of the league table.
Founded in 2004, The Bucks have come up through the leagues in a similar way to AFC Fylde, and they actually have two former Coasters in their ranks in Adam Farrell and the very popular Sean Cooke, who helped guide Fylde to a play-off final win at the end of last season.
Telford also have the experienced Andy Todd, and this week they’ve signed Everton youngster Ben McLaughlin on loan for a month.
The Bucks are actually unbeaten in four games in all competitions although they have only won one league game since mid November. That sole victory came just over a week ago with a 2-1 away win at Aldershot Town. Their top scorer this season is Tony Gray.
Ticket prices are as follows;
Adults: £10. Concessions: £7. Armed Forces Personnel: £1.Under 16’s: £1.
We’d like to see as many fans down at Kellamergh Park to cheer on The Coasters in their quest to go as far as they possibly can in the FA Trophy!
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