AFC Fylde go into their Vanarama Conference North game at home to Stalybridge Celtic on the back of two successive impressive league draws in a row against Stockport County, and sandwiched in between those draws was a 3-2 victory – the only victory of November for The Coasters.

Fylde can take plenty of encouragement from their two 0-0 draws against Stockport and they go into this game in 3rd position in the league table despite having two games in hand on teams around them.

The last win for The Coasters was in the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round at home to Hednesford Town, and so Fylde progress to the 1st Round Proper for the first time ever as they host Gainsborough Trinity next Saturday at Kellamergh Park.

These two sides met in the early part of the season, August 12th to be exact, and Stalybridge came out on top, winning 3-0 in what was one of four of Stalybridge’s wins this season, and one of three defeats this season for The Coasters. The goals came in a short space of time in the second half for the home side in that game, and many felt that Fylde should have come away with at least a point.

Celtic currently occupy a place in the bottom three places in the league as they have only won four of their 19 games so far, losing 11 and accumulating 16 points compared to Fylde’s 34. 

Recent results for Stalybridge include a 2-1 home defeat to Chorley in the FA Trophy 3rd QR replay this past Tuesday night and the last league game saw Celtic win away at Gloucester City – their first win in any competition in two and a half months. 

Their top scorer this season is Liam Dickinson, who was a former Stockport County player when they were in the Football League a few years back – he has five goals for Stalybridge this season and he scored against Fylde back in August.

Loanee Josh Wilson looks set to keep his place in the Fylde starting team, while Michael Barnes is a major doubt. Youngster Cory Bent, who made his debut against Stockport in midweek as a substitute, could again be on the bench.


Ticket prices are as follows;

Adults: £10. Concessions: £7. Armed Forces Personnel: FREE.Under 16’s: FREE.

Remember: This weekend only, AFC Fylde are offering half price admission to season ticket holders of Fleetwood Town if they want to come and watch The Coasters play Stalybridge Celtic.

Admission is just £5 to all adults with a Cod Army season ticket while under 16s are free.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of this offer simply needs to bring their 2014/15 Fleetwood Town season ticket to the ground this Saturday and fill in a form at the match day control office to get the half price voucher.



We’d like to see as many fans down at Kellamergh Park on Saturday to cheer on The Coasters in their quest for victory!