The Coasters travel down to Hampshire once again looking to maintain their unbeaten league start in 2024. A brilliant 1-3 win on the road to Dorking saw the Coasters travel back up north with all 3 points in what was an amazing team performance.
In a game where chances were few and far between the Coasters led through a Jon Ustabasi goal which came after Joe Westley got flattened by the Dorking keeper. The Coasters doubled their lead before the break with Ustabasi on the scoresheet once again, running at the Dorking defence twisting and turning before beautifully slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
As the second half grew on Dorking through everything they had at Fylde which led to them being wide open on the counter-attack, something which Connor Barrett took full advantage of going on a box to box run and finishing expertly, surely a contender for the goal of the season. Dorking got one back in added time but that would not take anything away from the Coasters excellent display.
The Coasters have once again bolstered their ranks this time in the defensive areas. The first signing which was announced on Sunday was Adam Long. Adam joins us on a short term deal until the end of the season and will provide competition in the Centre-half position for Sam Graham and Harry Davis. Adam was previously at Doncaster Rovers.
The second addition for the Coasters was Bryce Hosannah. Bryce also joins on a short term contract until the end of the season and will provide competition for the likes of Connor Barrett and Max Conway. Bryce is mainly a wing back but can also play higher up the pitch and with the games coming thick and fast I have no doubt we will soon see Bryce and Adam out there at Mill Farm.
Tickets bought in advance before Saturday:
Adult – £19
Concessions (65+ and 17-20) – £13.50
Junior (7-16) – £6
Child (Under 7) – £3
Please bare in mind that these prices are if you buy them before Saturday and you will also be charged £0.50 for a booking fee. You will also only be able to purchase for a seated area as that is the allocated away end.
Prices from 00:01 Saturday 10th February :
Tickets can be purchased on the day, but must be bought online, not in person.
Adults – £21
Concessions (65+ and 17-20) – £16
Junior (7-16) – £8
Child ( Under 7) – £6
Saturday 10th February 2024 – Eastleigh
The coach will leave Mill Farm at 7.45am.
Adult (member) – £30
Adult (non-member) – £40
Under-16 (accompanied by an adult) – £5
To book your place on the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment can be made in cash on the coach.
Watch Live on National League TV
Those overseas and in the UK can follow tomorrow’s game on NationalLeagueTV.com.
Match passes are available to purchase for just £9.99, with the game streamed live to all territories overseas.
Listen on Coasters Live
Jack Eckman will be behind the mic live on Coasters Live will full match commentary of our game against The Spitfires live from 2.30pm.
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We’ll be catching up with the gaffer post-match, alongside match highlights which can be viewed on our YouTube channel over the days which will follow the full-time whistle.
The Spitfires are in absolutely awful form coming into this clash with the Coasters, with their last win coming on the 23rd of December. Since that last win in December, the Spitfires have played 9 games in league and cup and conceded a total of 25 goals which highlights one of the areas they will need to improve if they want to push on in the National League.
Last time out the Spitfires hung on for 97 minutes before they conceded a late equaliser away to Gateshead meaning that wait for a win would go on for another match and the wait for a clean sheet would carry on from the 14th of October.
The Spitfires currently sit slap bang in mid table, 8 points off the last playoff position and also 7 points in front of the Coasters who currently occupy the last relegation spot. With the division’s leakiest defence, the Spitfires are relying on their attack to drag them out of the mud which is currently working, scoring 52 goals so far with National League top scorer Paul Mcallum getting 23 of them. With the Spitfires looking to get their season back on track this could be a perfect opportunity for the Coasters to pile the misery on and mean that Eastleigh go without a win for another week.
We turn our attention back in time for this week’s classic clash all the way back to 2019 on a sunny April day where the Coasters came back from 2 goals to go onto win 4-2 in the Coasters best ever season. 2 goalscorers from both of the sides are more than likely to feature this weekend with Nick Haughton and Paul Mccallum scoring, let’s hope Nick can once again step up to the mark against these opponents.
Eastleigh 2 vs 2 AFC Fylde
16th September 2017
Goalscorers: Spitfires- Reda Johnson, Gary Mcsheffery. Fylde- Henry Jones, Jordan Tunnicliffe.
AFC Fylde 2 vs 2 Eastleigh
3rd February 2018
Goalscorers: Fylde- Henry Jones, Zaine Francis-Angol. Spitfires- Ryan Broom (x2)
Eastleigh 0 vs 0 AFC Fylde
8th September 2018
AFC Fylde 4 vs 2 Eastleigh
6th April 2019
Goalscorers: Fylde- Dan Bradley, Jordan Tunicliffe, Nick Haughton, Alex Reid. Spitfires- Alex Wynter, Paul Mccallum
AFC Fylde 3 vs 1 Eastleigh
21st September 2019
Goalscorers: Fylde- Dan Bradley, Jordan Williams, Ryan Croasdale. Spitfires- Danny Holland.
Eastleigh 2 vs 2 AFC Fylde
11th February 2020
Goalscorers: Spitfires- Danny Holland, James Alabi. Fylde- Tom Walker, Jamie Proctor.
AFC Fylde 1 vs 2 Eastleigh
16th September 2023
Goalscorers: Fylde – Trent Rendall (OG). Spitfires – Jake Taylor, Paul Mccallum
Scott Quigley – The tall strong centre forward is no stranger to Coasters fans previously playing for Barrow and Stockport County. A tall target man with an eye for goal will be some handful for the Coasters backline. A threat from set pieces with the ability to rise high in the air is something that Chris Beechwill have to think about when facing the Spitfires this weekend.
Paul Mccallum – Another man that will be well known to Coasters fans turning out for the likes of Solihull, Barnet, Dag & Red and Eastleigh. Another tall dominating striker who is a massive threat in the air as well as any normal chance.
Joe Mcdonnell – A keeper with the potential to go far within the game and not just in the National League. Mcdonell is a key part to the Spitfires defence and not only the Spitfires. In the previous 2 seasons Mcdonell has joined playoff teams Boreham Wood and Solihull Moors on emergency loans to help them get over the line. Unfortunately on both occasions it was unsuccessful.