Second in the table AFC Fylde host fifth from bottom Colwyn Bay tomorrow, Easter Monday, looking to get back to within touching distance of the Conference North league table summit with a victory at Kellamergh Park.

The Coasters are five points behind top of the table Barrow going into the Easter Monday fixtures. Saturday’s away game at Bradford Park Avenue was called off due to heavy rain, and with Barrow playing and winning on Friday night it means that The Coasters have fallen five points off the pace having played the same amount of games as Barrow.

A key point to make is that Barrow played on Friday and also play tomorrow so they won’t be as fresh as The Coasters will be as they’ve not played since last Saturday, which was a draw away at Gainsborough Trinity.

Tomorrow’s game against Colwyn Bay is the first of two home games this week, with The Coasters facing Solihull Moors at Kellamergh Park this coming Saturday. The BPA game is still to be rearranged, but Fylde do travel up to Yorkshire to face Harrogate Town on the 18th of April before a final day showdown against Gloucester City on April 25th at Kellamergh Park. 

Fylde have won more than double the amount of games that Colwyn Bay have won this season, and in terms of goals conceded, The Coasters have conceded twice as few goals as their Welsh opponents. 

Colwyn Bay is the old stomping ground for Coasters boss Dave Challinor and his assistant Colin Woodthorpe. Challinor played 88 times for Colwyn Bay, scoring six goals and also managed the Welsh side for just over a season, where he brought them up to the Conference North while Woodthorpe assisted him. 

The Seagulls are still embroiled in a relegation battle and are only two points off the bottom three, although they have won three of their last four league games against Tamworth, Harrogate and Brackley. However, on Saturday they were defeated 3-1 at home to play-off chasing Guiseley.

Before those three wins, Colwyn Bay had won just once in 21 league games and it was looking like relegation would be a certainty, but as it stands they would stay up by two points as long as Stalybridge lose their game in hand.

The previous game between these two sides in Wales ended 5-0 to Fylde, with Michael Potts grabbing two along with goals from Dion Charles, Richie Allen and Danny Lloyd.

It’s a must win game for both sides at both ends of the table, and it’s sure to be a cracking game.



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

The match will kick off at 3PM. 

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.



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