AFC Fylde vs Oldham Athletic

Saturday 23rd July, 2016, K/O 3pm

Kellamergh Park

Pre Season Friendly


The Coasters’ penultimate pre season friendly sees them welcome League One side Oldham Athletic to Kellamergh Park.

This is the fifth game of Fylde’s pre season campaign after defeats to Stranraer and Rochdale were followed by a draw at Nantwich Town and a comfortable win at Runcorn Town on Tuesday night.

Tuesday night’s game saw Danny Rowe grab two goals in the 5-1 win, the first a 30 yard free kick to open the scoring. Other goals came from youngster Jordan Wynne, attacking midfielder James Hardy and centre back Dom Collins before the hosts grabbed a late consolation.

Speaking after the game on Tuesday, manager Dave Challinor was happy to get a first win of pre season and escape with no injury concerns.

The tempo of the game was dictated by the weather, but there were still some pleasing aspects from our point of view. We scored some goals and played some decent stuff but most importantly it was another hour or so playing time for most of the lads.

“It’s another game out the way without any problems. The lads will have a day off now because they have worked really hard recently and then we are right back at it on Thursday in preparation for Oldham on Saturday.

“It’s difficult to monitor fitness levels on a night like that. The lads went through a fitness test at the start of pre-season and we will be revisiting that this week to see where people are up to now.

“Next week will be a really tough one as we try to push on to the levels we want to be at for the start of the season.”

League One Latics have played two games so far in pre season with their most recent resulting in a 3-1 defeat at home to Preston, with a trialist getting on the scoresheet. Their first friendly game saw them beaten 2-0 at home by Championship side Huddersfield Town.

Oldham have been quick to add to their squad this summer with midfielder Olly Banks joining from Chesterfield and experienced defender Peter Clarke signing from local rivals Bury. They join fellow newcomers Chris Kettings,Billy McKay,Lee Erwin,Cameron Burgess and Ryan Flynn at Boundary Park.

After tomorrow’s game the Coasters have just one game left before their season opener at AFC Telford United which is a home game against a Blackburn Rovers XI on July 30th at Kellamergh Park.

Adults – £8
Concessions – £5
Under 18s – £1
Please note that all tickets are pay on the gate..