AFC Fylde currently sit 7th in the National League following just one defeat in their opening 15 games. The Coasters also boast the best defence in the division conceded just seven times whilst keeping nine clean sheets.

Tomorrow the Coasters face Maidstone United at Mill Farm.

Ryan Lea previews the action…


Name: Maidstone United

Nickname: The Stone

Ground: Gallagher Stadium

Capacity: 4,191


Head to Head

Tomorrow’s game will be the third meeting between the two sides. The clubs first met in January 2018 goals from Andy Bond, Danny Rowe and Jordan Tunnicliffe secured the Coaster a 3-0 at Mill Farm. Maidstone United got unlikely revenge in the return fixture as they won 1-0, a result which almost ruined The Coasters playoff campaign.


Courtesy of the new state-of-the-art ticketing system, all supporters can now buy tickets online, print off at home and go straight to the turnstile on the day. Please click here to book online.

Seated: Adults: £18.00 non-member / £14.00* member
Juniors: £10.00 non-member / £9.00* member
Standing: Adults: £14.00 non-member / £13.00* member
Juniors: £5.00

Tickets will still be available to purchase on the day from the Club Shop.

*Discounts available when booking online.

The Gaffer

Harry Wheeler

Harry was appointed manager last month, the 30-year-old played for Stevenage, Hampton & Richmond and his hometown club St Albans City. He’d later go on to be The Saints manager after three years as the club’s head coach. Last season with Billericay, he led the club to a hat-trick of success with the Isthmian Premier championship, alongside the league and county cups. A vastly-experienced coach, he started his badges when he was 17 and passed his UEFA A Licence by the time he was 23 – the youngest person to do so. 

One you may know

Stuart Lewis

Stuart made a permanent switch to the Stones in summer 2017, having joined on loan from EbbsfleetUnited in January. The 30-year-old has a wealth of Football League experience at Barnet, Stevenage, Gillingham, Dagenham and Wycombe. Born in Hertfordshire, he played for both Arsenal and Tottenham as a youngster before joining Barnet ten years ago. Stuart was made team captain in January.

One to Watch

Blair Turgott

The winger signed from Boreham Wood, after initially joining on loan from the Hertfordshire club. His career started at West Ham Academy and he made his Hammers debut four years ago against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. He also represented England up to under-19 level, including 14 appearances for the under-17s. A short spell with Coventry followed his time at West Ham before he was snapped up by Leyton Orient in 2015. From there he had a year-long spell with hometown side Bromley in 2016, netting an impressive 12 times from midfield. That form saw him make his move into the Football League with Stevenage.

Coasters fans may remember Turgott for his winning goal against them in April as Maidstone United won 1-0. Their main man has also scored eight goals already this season and will prove to be a constant threat going forward.


AFC Fylde will be providing their usual live text Twitter commentary of the game, for updates follow @AFCFYLDE.

BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Kent will also be providing live updates of the game.