AFC Fylde v FC Halifax Town
Saturday 27th August, 2016, k/o 3:00pm
Vanarama National League North
AFC Fylde welcome FC Halifax Town to Mill Farm for an early season top-of-the-table showdown.
It will be second versus third at the start of play and both will be looking to continue their respective impressive starts to the season.
The Coasters maintained their unbeaten start to the season in midweek after a stoppage time header from Steve Williams earned a point in a thrilling encounter against Salford City.
It was the 20th goal in a Coasters match in seven days although Dave Challinor will be hoping his side can tighten up at the back for the visit of Tom Denton and co.
Denton is currently second behind Danny Rowe in the goalscoring charts for the National League North as Rowe scored his seventh of the season with a stunning strike against Salford.
Halifax were relegated to the National League North last year after finishing 21st in the National League but did lift the FA Trophy at Wembley following a 1-0 win over Grimsby Town.
There has been much change at Halifax this summer both on and off the pitch. The Shaymen appointed North Ferriby United manager Billy Heath following the sacking of Jim Harvey. Heath brought several of his North Ferriby squad with him after achieving promotion last season.
Like Fylde, Halifax are unbeaten so far but have so far failed to record consecutive victories thus far.
A win could see Fylde regain top spot in the Vanarama National League North if Darlington fail to beat Alfreton.
Goalkeeper Rhys Taylor could miss six weeks after injuring his calf in the win over Alfreton last weekend. Brendon Daniels could miss the next couple of weeks with a knee injury.
AFC Fylde v Halifax Town
AFC Telford v Stockport
Altrincham v Curzon Ashton
Boston United v Kidderminster
Darlington v Alfreton
Harrogate Town v Nuneaton
Salford City v Gainsborough Trinity
Stalybridge Celtic v Gloucester City
Tamworth v Bradford Park Avenue
Worcester City v Chorley
AFC Fylde: W-D-W-W-D
Last result: AFC Fylde 3-3 Salford City
League position: 2nd
Halifax Town: W-D-W-D-W
Last result: Halifax Town 4-0 Tamworth
League position: 3rd
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