AFC Fylde Women play their final away game of the season on Easter Sunday when they travel to the Stafflex Arena to face Huddersfield Town Women FC in the FAWNL Northern Premier Division.
This upcoming league fixture takes place on Sunday 9th April, with kick-off at 2.00 pm.
With only three games remaining, James Mallett’s Coasters have been continuing their hard work on the training ground to achieve the strongest possible finish to the season.
In their previous outing at the end of March, Fylde fell to a 4-1 defeat against Leanne Duffy’s Liverpool Feds WFC in a hard-fought encounter under the lights at Kellamergh Park.
The Feds headed into the half-time break with a one-goal advantage, but the Coasters deservedly equalised straight after the restart thanks to a composed finish by midfielder Sasha Rowe.
With the game in the balance, the Coasters were undone by some clinical finishing by the Feds, who soon regained the lead, before adding two more goals in the latter stages.
Following the latest round of fixtures, the Coasters currently sit ninth in the league standings, having gained 20 points from 19 games.
Huddersfield Town are looking to bounce back from their recent 2-1 loss at home to Burnley FC Women last Wednesday evening. The Clarets established a two-goal lead in the first half before Town substitute Yasmin Mason halved the deficit with what turned out to be a consolation goal moments from full-time.
The midweek defeat left the Terriers seventh in the table, only a single point ahead of the Coasters albeit having played one game fewer.
When the two sides met in the reverse fixture last October, the Coasters ran out convincing 2-0 winners to record their first home victory of the campaign.
Recovering from an inconsistent start to the season, Fylde turned in a strong attacking performance to clinch all three points with goals from Caz Fields and Amy Hughes.
At the end of the first half, Fylde opened the scoring when Hannah Fryer centred for Fields, who coolly slotted home. Just past the hour mark, Hughes doubled the hosts’ lead when she capitalised on Rowe’s assist and fired into the bottom corner.
Despite the setback of losing last time out, the Coasters have been making excellent progress in recent weeks and will be aiming to take maximum points from their trip to West Yorkshire this Sunday.
Words by Scott Jones