AFC Fylde find themselves 5th in the National League having only lost once this season. More impressively the Coasters have conceded just six goals – a record bettered only by second-placed Wrexham.
On Saturday they take on Barnet who currently sit 12th. The Bees had a difficult start to life in the National League after picking up just two points from their opening six games. Their fortunes soon changed after embarking on a five-game winning streak before losing to unbeaten Leyton Orient last weekend.
Ryan Lea previews the action…
Nickname: The Bees
Ground: The Hive Stadium
Head to Head
Saturday will be the first meeting between the two sides following Barnet’s relegations from League Two last season.
Throughout the season AFC Fylde are offering subsidised return coach travel for just £10.00 per person with the following pick-up options available on Saturday:
Dunes, Blackpool (6.45am), County, Lytham (7.00am), and Mill Farm (7.30am).
You can book your travel online by clicking here, alternatively, pop into the Club Shop or contact us on 01772 598855.
With a managerial career spanning over four decades, Still returned to Barnet for a second spell in May 2018. He has overseen three promotions into the Football League with Dagenham & Redbridge, Maidstone and Luton Town as well as bringing unprecedented success to several non-league outfits.
One you may know
Barnet became Andre Boucaud’s 11th club when he joined in the summer of 2018. The midfielder followed in the footsteps of manager John Still, making the move from Dagenham to the Hive. Boucaud is the only full international currently in the Barnet side having played 47 times for Trinidad and Tobago since his first cap in 2004. The midfielder is also great friends with Coasters attacker Ashley Hemmings following their time together at Dagenham and Redbridge.
One to Watch
Prolific goalscorer Jack Barham became a Barnet player in June 2018 off the back of a season which saw him finish as the top scorer in the Isthmian South Division. He began the 2017-18 season at Phoenix Sports before moving to Greenwich Borough in the autumn where he bagged 37 goals and 10 assists. His impressive displays of last season prompted Barnet to snap him up this summer for what is his first stab at professional football. The 22-year-old has started well netting two goals in his first five starts.
AFC Fylde will be providing their usual live text Twitter commentary of the game, for updates follow @AFCFYLDE.