Alfreton Town vs AFC Fylde

Saturday 20th August, 2016, k/o 3pm

The Impact Arena

Vanarama National League North

AFC Fylde are back on the road again after the sensational 6-0 victory away at Altrincham on Tuesday night. 

The Coasters turned in potentially the performance of the season across the whole league and had the game at the J. Davidson put to bed by half-time following five goals with out reply from Danny Rowe, Bohan Dixon (2), Brendon Daniels and James Hardy.

Andy Bond added a sixth seconds after the restart as Fylde continued their unbeaten start to the new campaign.

The Coasters now trail league leaders Halifax Town by one point with a game in hand on the Yorkshire outfit.

Saturday’s hosts Alfreton have endured a mixed start to the season. They opened their account with a thrilling 4-3 away defeat at the hands of Stockport before thrashing Gainsborough Trinity 4-0 in their first home match.

They couldn’t replicate that form next time out as they went down 1-0 to Curzon Ashton however they enjoyed a morale boosting 3-2 triumph away at Brackley Town on Tuesday evening.

Goals proved no problem for the Coasters earlier in the week and Rowe and Dixon currently lead the way with two strikes each, whilst Thomas Allen and Craig Wesrcarr also have a couple of goals each for the Reds.

The two sides enjoyed a share of the spoils last season with Fylde coming from behind to win 2-1 at the Impact Arena before Alfreton nicked a single goal victory at Kellamergh Park in the return match.

Team news:

Sam Finley serves the final game of his four-match suspension. Bohan Dixon and Josh Langley both suffered knocks in the midweek win at Altrincham, but both are expected to be fit to play.

NLN fixtures:
Alfreton Town Vs AFC Fylde
Bradford Park Avenue Vs Harrogate Town
Chorley Vs Boston United
Curzon Ashton Vs AFC Telford Utd
FC Halifax Town Vs Tamworth
FC United Of Manchester Vs Worcester City
Gainsborough Trinity Vs Altrincham
Kidderminster Harriers Vs Stalybridge Celtic
Nuneaton Town Vs Salford City
Stockport County Vs Brackley Town
Gloucester City Vs Darlington FC 1883

Recent form:
Last result: Brackley Town 2-3 Alfreton Town
League position: 10th

AFC Fylde: W-D-W
Last result: Altrincham 0-6 AFC Fylde
League position: 3rd

£14 for adult (aged 21 upwards)
£10 for senior citizen (aged 65 and over)
£10 for ages 16-21
£10 for students upon production of a valid student card. 
£2 for children aged 15 and under, provided that they are accompanied through the turnstile by a paying adult.

Ground Address:
Alfreton Town Football Club, The Impact Arena, North Street, Alfreton, Derbys, DE55 7FZ

By road:
From M1: Turn off at junction 28 onto the A38 towards Derby. Follow for two-miles then take the slip road onto the B600. Turn right at main road towards the town centre. After half-a-mile, immediately after Catholic Church on left, turn left into North Street. The ground is 150-yards down on the right.

By rail:
Leaving the station approach, turn right on Mansfield Road and up the hill towards the town centre. Take the second turn left onto Prospect Street (post office on left corner, chip shop on right). Continue for full length of Prospect Street. At top, cross Nottingham Road on a light-controlled pedestrian crossing. Facing you is a Roman Catholic church, North Street goes down the right-hand side of the church. 150 yards down, the ground is on your right, set well back. Approx. walking time from station is 15 minutes.