Altrincham vs AFC Fylde

Tuesday 16th August, 2016, k/o 7:45pm

J. Davidson Stadium

Vanarama National League North

AFC Fylde will be hoping to build on their solid start to the season when they visit newly-relegated Altrincham this evening.

The Coasters kicked off the season with an impressive 1-0 victory away at AFC Telford, courtesy of Danny Rowe’s second-half goal.

Brackley Town were the visitors at Mill Farm at the weekend as Fylde walked out at the new stadium for the first time and they threatened to crash the party with an opening goal against the run of play.

However, a late towering header from debutant Steve Williams earned the Coasters a share of the spoils.

Fylde currently sit in 11th place in the table however, following the rearrangement of the Salford City fixture last week, have a game in hand on most of the sides above.

The hosts have made a consistent if not unremarkable start to the new campaign with three consecutive 2-2 draws.

Alty suffered late heartbreak against promoted Darlington FC on the opening day. After netting what they thought was an 89th minute winner, Altrincham conceded deep into stoppage time to deny them victory.

They were subjected to another late equaliser in their second match against highly-fancied Halifax Town after twice leading in the match, however roles were reversed last time out when they bagged a 92nd minute leveller away at fellow promotion hopefuls Harrogate Town.   

Team news:
Midfielder Sam Finley serves the penultimate game of a four-match suspension.

NLN fixtures:
Last night:
Curzon Ashton 1-2 Darlington FC

AFC Telford Utd v Stalybridge Celtic
Altrincham v AFC Fylde
Boston United v Tamworth
Brackley Town v Alfreton Town
Chorley v Bradford Park Avenue
Gainsborough Trinity v Harrogate Town
Nuneaton Town v Kidderminster Harriers
Salford City v FC United Of Manchester
Stockport County v FC Halifax Town
Worcester City v Gloucester City

Recent form:
Last result: Harrogate Town 2-2 Altrincham
League position: 13th

AFC Fylde: W-D
Last result: AFC Fylde 1-1 Brackley Town
League position: 11th

Main stand – adults £15, concessions £10.
Terrace – adults £14, concessions £9, ages 12-16 £5, under 12s £2.

Ground Address:
J.DAVIDSON STADIUM, Moss Lane, Hale, Altrincham, WA15 8AP

Free car parking is available 100 yards from ground at Aecom, 179 Moss Lane, Altrincham, WA14 8FH. Open until 11pm.

Additional info:
New Community Sports Hall open pre-match.