AFC Fylde vs Chester FC
Tuesday 9th January, 2018, k/o 7:45pm
Vanarama National League
AFC Fylde take on the first of three games in hand this month when Chester visit Mill Farm.
The Coasters host an unprecedented four home games in a row over the next fortnight, starting against Chester. The original fixture against the Blues was postponed due to our involvement in the FA Cup.
Dave Challinor’s side head into the match in fine form having won their last three National League games on the bounce.
A comeback win at Maidenhead in the final game of 2017 was followed up with a sensational 5-2 victory over Tranmere Rovers as the Coasters kicked off the New Year with a bang.
Fylde made it three from three at the weekend as a resolute defensive display earned a gritty 1-0 win at play-off chasing Bromley.
Frontman Jack Muldoon is a man in form with a goal in each of his late three outings – two of which secured wins at both Maidenhead and Bromley.
Tomorrow evening’s visitors Chester find themselves struggling at the wrong end of the table, however recent form has given reason for optimism.
Managed by Marcus Bignot, Chester have picked up four points in their last two fixtures. A solid point at fellow strugglers Guiseley was followed by an impressive victory away at Ebbsfleet United. Harry White got off the mark for the Blues in the National League – scoring the only goal of the game.
The result helped the Blues cut the gap on Barrow, who sit just outside the bottom four, to six points with two games in hand.
This will be the third meeting of the season between Fylde and Chester. In the Coasters first away game of campaign, Muldoon netted an equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the Swansway Chester Stadium.
The two sides were then drawn against each other in the FA Trophy last month and, after a thrilling game, Chester emerged successful in a dramatic penalty shoot out.
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Midfielder Sam Finley will be available after completing a two-match suspension. Fellow midfielders James Hardy and Henry Jones are back in training after prolonged spells on the sidelines and are nearing a first team return.
Chester will be without Andy Halls and Lathaniel Rowe-Turner tomorrow night due to suspension.
AFC Fylde vs Chester
Dagenham and Redbridge vs Boreham Wood
Guiseley vs Gateshead
Maidstone United vs Ebbsfleet United
Seated: Adults: £16 non-member / £13 member
Juniors: £9 non-member / £8 member
Standing: Adults: £13 non-member / £11 member
Juniors: £5 non-member / FREE member
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