After a blizzard engulfed the country, Saturday’s game with Ramsbottom was one of many to fall victim to a postponement.

Now though, the Coasters are set for a Tuesday night trip to the Northern Premier West League Division One North side – the only side from Step 4 remaining.

This will be Ramsbottom’s 10th game in the Buildbase FA Trophy this season, having forced a replay in four of the last five rounds.

In contrast, this is only the third tie of the competition for the Coasters – who join the rest of the National League top four in the draw for the quarter-finals.

The Opposition

Name: Ramsbottom United


Ground: Harry Williams Riverside Stadium

Position: 6th

Head to Head

Rammy and Fylde’s history extends back across four competitions already, with the Trophy set to be the fifth competition they’ve battled in.

The most recent game was all the way back in 2012 at Kellamergh Park, where the Coasters came out 3-1 winners in the First Qualifying Round of The FA Cup.

The Lancashire FA trophy was contested at Ramsbottom in 2010, which followed the 2008/09 season, where the two teams met in the league with Fylde winners away, and drawing at home.

The first-ever meeting saw Rammy collect a 2-0 win in the second round of the League C – all the way back in November 2007.

One To Watch

Nic Evangelinos was part of the Ashton United side that secured promotion to the National League North last year, scoring the second goal in the 2-0 playoff final win against Grantham Town.

He’s bagged 14 goals this year so far for Rammy, with eight of these coming in the Buildbase FA Trophy, including a hat trick against Yaxley earlier in the competition.

If Ramsbottom are to progress against one of the best defences in the National League, then they’ll be hoping that Evangelinos will be the man to make the difference.

From The Manager’s Office

Prior to the weekend’s postponement, the lads were out at the Fylde Sports & Education Centre training in the arctic conditions.

Dave Challinor spoke about the incentive of Wembley being just three rounds away, as well as what to expect at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium

Other Games To Keep An Eye On

Tuesday night will see a host of rearranged fixtures in the FA Trophy, including Salford City v Maidstone, and Hemel Hempstead v Solihull Moors.

Barnet v Carshalton Athletic has to wait, as the Bees head to Brentford in an FA Cup replay, after a 3-3 win in front of the BT Sport cameras.