AFC Fylde continued their unbeaten start with a 1-1 draw away to Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.
Dave Challinor gave first competitive starts given to Gime Toure, Arlen Birch and Cork City loanee Danny Kane. Pushing for all three points the manager also gave Ash Hemmings his first Fylde appearance, but the dream debut wasn’t to be as the game ended a draw.
Tomorrow evening the Coasters welcome Solihull Moors to Mill Farm. After finishing 18th last season the Moors have had a fantastic start winning all three of their opening games. Most notably a 1-0 win vs Aldershot Town on Saturday.
Ryan Lea previews the action…
There are no new injury concerns for Dave Challinors men. The manager made three changes during Saturdays 1-1 draw and it would be no surprise to see further changes.
Solihull Moors FC is a merger between the former Solihull Borough and Moor Green football clubs. With both clubs struggling to secure gates big enough to sustain the two teams, the merger of both seemed an obvious way forward and formed in the summer of 2007, Solihull Moors Football Club became one of the youngest clubs in senior English football.
Former goalkeeper Tim Flowers played for various clubs between from 1984 until 2003. He was notably part of the Blackburn Rovers side that won the Premier League in 1995 and earned 11 caps for England.
Following the end of his playing career Flowers made is way into Goalkeeper Coaching until he was appointed as assistant manager at the then Premier League club, Hull City. He then went on to have brief spells managing Stafford Rangers, Northampton Town and Kidderminster Harriers before moving back into working as a goalkeeper coach at Nottingham Forest.
On 20 June 2018, he returned to management replacing Mark Yates at Solihull Moors.
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Last time we met
Solihull Moors visited Mill Farm in April 2018. The match was one Coasters fans may have forgotten but for the Moors, the 1-1 draw secured their survival in the National League. Omari Sterling-James opening the scoring early on before the Coasters Vice-Capetian Andy Bond found the equaliser.
One you may know
Darren Carter was born in Solihull and began his career with Birmingham City where at the age of 18 his penalty in the 2002 First Division play-off final clinched the club’s promotion to the Premier League. He was loaned to Sunderland in winter 2004 and helped them win promotion to the Premier League. He moved to West Bromwich Albion in July 2005 and had spells at Preston North End, Cheltenham Town, and Northampton Town before joining Forest Green Rovers.
Carter signed for his hometown club in 2017 and went on to make 46 appearances last season.
One to Watch
Striker Danny Wright has played nine seasons in the National League in service of seven clubs, totalling over 100 goals across more than 300 games.
The 33-year-old signed for Solihull Moors in the summer and scored the winner in Saturday’s victory vs Aldershot Town.
Referee – Rebecca Welch
Assistants – Paul Tomes & Matthew Sowerby
Fourth Official – Peter Shacklady
AFC Fylde will be providing their usual live text Twitter commentary of the game, for updates follow @AFCFYLDE.