AFC Fylde’s next game is a home fixture against bottom of the league AFC Telford United this Saturday at Kellamergh Park (3pm KO).
The Coasters face Telford on the back of four straight victories and they now have eight wins from their last ten games in all competitions. Fylde advanced to the third round of FA Cup qualifying last weekend as they saw off former Football League side Stockport County at Kellamergh Park and before that, The Coasters defeated both FC United of Manchester and Boston United without conceding. More recently, The Coasters swept aside Radcliffe Borough in the Lancs FA Trophy first round on Tuesday night, winning 5-2 at KP.
Fylde have had a great start to the league season and they find themselves in a familiar position of second in the table, having amassed twenty-three points from their opening eleven fixtures. The recent addition of Akil Wright on loan from Fleetwood Town bolstered the squad for the Boston United victory, and the added good news about Coasters top scorer Dion Charles’ new contract only helps add to the positively around AFC Fylde at present. This fixture comes at a good time for The Coasters as they face bottom of the table Telford who where relegated from the Conference Premier last season.
The Bucks will be less than happy with their start to the season, as they sit rock bottom of the National League North table on just five points from their opening ten games. Their only victory came on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August, a 2-0 home win over Brackley Town. Before that win, they lost five on the bounce and since the win they’ve lost two and drawn one in the league, as well as being knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend by lower league Kettering Town.
Relegated from the Conference Premier last season, The Bucks have only won five competitive league games since March 10th. To put it into perspective, The Coasters have won thirteen games since March 10th, albeit in the National League North. Telford won this division two seasons ago, but they will struggle to win the league this time around given their poor start and will likely be in a relegation fight for the second consecutive season. The Bucks have leff-back Sean Clancy, once of Blackpool, in their side as well as ex Hednesford Town forward Danny Glover and ex Northern Ireland international, Johnny Gorman. Dave Hibbert once moved to Shrewsbury for £75,000 in 2007, while Mason Springthorpe came through Everton’s youth academy.
These two sides have only met once in previous history before this Saturday’s fixture, with The Coasters running out 4-0 victors over the Bucks last season in the FA Trophy at Kellamergh Park. Danny Rowe grabbed a brace in that game and he also grabbed a brace midweek against Radcliffe Borough, so he will be looking to make it a hattrick of braces for The Coasters.
ADMISSION WITHOUT MEMBERSHIP
Under 16s: £5
ADMISSION WITH MEMBERSHIP
Under 16’s: FREE
PROGRAMME AND 50/50
The match programme will be on sale inside the ground. The 48 page edition is just £2.00 and includes exclusive interviews, plus many other exciting features on both AFC Fylde and our visitors AFC Telford United.
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!