AFC Telford United vs AFC Fylde
Saturday 30th January, 2016, k/o 3pm
New Bucks Head Stadium
Vanarama National League North
The Coasters are aiming to get their promotion bid back on track on Saturday after a disappointing week.
Dave Challinor’s side were beaten 3-2 at home against Worcester City last weekend, whilst the match against Corby Town, scheduled for Tuesday evening, was postponed due to heavy rain.
The Coasters endured a nightmare start in the defeat to Worcester, as they went two goals and a man down in the opening 20 minutes of an eventful match.
A sensational fight back saw Fylde draw back onto level terms with goals from top scorers Dion Charles and Danny Rowe, however the visitors stole in at the end to nick the points.
The fixture against Corby gave Challinor’s side the perfect opportunity to put things right, but torrential rain resulted in a pitch inspection on Tuesday afternoon and ultimately the match was called off.
Fylde now face another side at the wrong end of the table as they travel to the New Bucks Head Stadium in Telford.
The Bucks enjoyed a much-needed victory at the weekend, seeing off fellow-strugglers Bradford Park Avenue 3-1, however they are currently rock bottom of the league after a damaging 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Hednesford Town on Tuesday night.
A goal from on-loan Fleetwood Town midfielder Akil Wright settled the reverse fixture in early October, despite Fylde going down to ten men after just 18 minutes.
Telford have lost 15 of their 26 league games this season, however their home form has been more favourable with just five defeats from 13 matches.
Bucks manager Rob Smith completed the loan signing of Connor McCarthy yesterday and he will be hoping the lively forward will reignite the club’s push for safety.
Challinor has a full squad to select from this weekend, with Josh Langley’s three-match ban not kicking in immediately.
Elsewhere, promotion-rivals Solihull Moors travel to Brackley Town, North Ferriby United are at Worcester City and Boston United make the trip to Gloucester City.
The accommodation for standing visiting supporters is in the Frank Nagington Stand, with access via turnstiles I and J.
A limited number of seats will be made available for visitors in the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand. Spectators should again enter via gates I and J and then approach a steward for arranging a transfer to the seating area. Seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, and priority will be given to elderly people, those with limited mobility and to families with young children.