Coasters boss Jim Bentley is aware of the challenge that an in-form Boreham Wood pose this weekend – but insists his side are up for the challenge.


A positive performance away at Chesterfield at the weekend almost saw the Coasters yield maximum points – but crucially came up just short in the 1-1 draw. 

“There’s always strengths and weaknesses against any team you come up against and we did our homework on Chesterfield,” said Bentley.”

“We did a lot of work on combination play in the central areas and getting people behind the back three – and that all worked, but come the business end we didn’t get it right.”

“There are plenty of things we can speak to the players about on an individual level to ensure that our approach play is finished off – and it’s what we’ll continue to work on.”


Next up, it’s a team at the other end of the table – as Luke Garrard’s Boreham Wood make the trip to Mill Farm.

Their last defeat came at the hands of the Coasters back in October, and Jim Bentley hopes this can inspire AFC Fylde to victory once again.

“We’ve done plenty of attacking training in the week with regards to how Boreham Wood will set up today and how we think we’ll get in behind them, but we’re expecting a tough game.”

“They’ll come unbeaten in 13 and will be confident and positive, and we know it can be difficult playing a side on a run like this.”

“They’re an adaptable team, with pace and power both up front and in the wing backs positions.” 

“They’re a good side, but they have chinks in the armour which we think we can target and it’s a chance to get points on the board.”

Tickets for the clash are available in the club shop at Mill Farm (open until 7pm Friday) and online.