AFC Fylde are back in league action this Saturday for the first time in two weeks as sixth placed Chorley make the short trip to take on the table-topping Coasters.

The Coasters are on an eight game winning streak in the league and face a Chorley side who sit just outside the play-off places, but they have five games in hand over fifth placed Hednesford Town – who Fylde face in just over a week’s time.

Since the 2-1 home win over Oxford City in the league a couple of weeks ago, The Coasters have played two FA Trophy games in quick succession. Conference Premier side AFC Telford United were swept aside 4-0 at Kellamergh Park in the second round, before an away trip last Saturday to FC United ended in a 3-1 defeat, meaning Fylde’s FA Trophy dream is over for another year. 

This fixture has a tasty history, with the last fixture between these two sides being the 4-1 LFA Trophy victory for Fylde at Bolton Wanderers’ formerly named Reebok Stadium.

In the league, it was Chorley who have had the rub of the green in the last three fixtures, winning 1-0 at Kellamergh Park on two successive occasions in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. The last league game between Chorley and The Coasters ended 3-1 to Chorley at Victory Park.

Chorley have been doing quite well in the league this season, and they recently beat Gainsborough Trinity 4-1 at home. They’ve only played four times in January 2015 compared to Fylde’s six games this calendar year. They’ve lost their last three away games in all competitions while The Coasters have won all of their last eight home games in all competitions while remaining unbeaten at Kellamergh Park in competitive matches since April 2014. 

It will most likely be a similar team that beat Telford 4-0 but lost to FC United 3-1 for The Coasters but Michael Potts has joined Stalybridge Celtic on loan this week.

Chorley have Jack Dorney, Harry Winter and this season’s top scorer for Chorley, James Dean on their books. All three are ex Coasters, with the latter two players playing for Fylde at some point last season.

Your support has been exceptional so far this season and we’d love to see it continue on Saturday by coming along to support the lads once again.


The match will kick off at 3pm.

Admittance is just £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and FREE to all U16’s and Armed Forces Personnel.


The FREE shuttle bus will be in operation throughout the afternoon so there is no excuse not to come along and cheer on The Coasters.


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