Chorley v AFC Fylde

Sunday 1st January, 2017, k/o 3pm

Victory Park

Vanarama National League North

Here we go again … the grudge match!

AFC Fylde and Chorley go head-to-head once more on New Year’s Day for the second time in under a week.

Chorley earned the bragging rights on Boxing Day following victory at Mill Farm, inflicting a first ever defeat for the Coasters at our new stadium.

Magpies striker Jason Walker netted either side of half-time to seal a 2-0 victory.

Despite the defeat, Fylde are still six points clear at the top of the National League North table heading into the new year.

The Boxing Day clash was a historic occasion for the club as the attendance record was smashed. The 3,858 gate was double the previous record (1,935) set against Harrogate Town back in November.

The Coasters’ record crowd has now been beaten five times this season – vs Brackley Town (1,365), Salford City (1,832), Halifax Town (1,905), Harrogate Town (1,935) and Chorley (3,858).

Fylde have an enviable record of 15 wins, five draws and just two defeats from 22 league games this season.  

Chorley have made a strong start themselves and currently sit in third place, level on points with Kidderminster Harriers. The Magpies are unbeaten in their last seven league outings – their last defeat coming against Stockport County in October.

It is again a battle of the league’s top scorers against the meanest defence. Fylde have netted 66 league goals this season whilst Chorley boast the best defensive record having conceded just 15 times. 

The honours were even last season – Danny Rowe netting the decisive goal in a 1-0 victory at Kellamergh Park, whilst Chorley came from two-goals down to earn a 3-2 win at Victory Park.

Sunday 1st January

Alfreton Town v AFC Telford United
Bradford Park Avenue v Salford City
Chorley v AFC Fylde
FC Halifax Town v Darlington
FC United of Manchester v Altrincham
Gainsborough Trinity v Boston United
Gloucester City v Brackley Town
Kidderminster Harriers v Worcester City
Nuneaton Town v Tamworth
Stockport County v Harrogate Town
Monday 2nd January
Curzon Ashton v Stalybridge Celtic

Recent form:

Chorley: W-D-W-L-W
Last result: 
AFC Fylde 0-2 Chorley
League position:

AFC Fylde: L-L-W-L-D
Last result:
AFC Fylde 0-2 Chorley

League position: 1st

Adults – £10
Concessions – £7
Ages 12-16 – £5
Under 12 – FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)

Anyone travelling to the game by car is advised to park on the locally run Chorley Council car parks.  There will be no charge to use these facilities on New Year’s Day.

Drivers with disabilities are advised to contact the club before New Year’s Eve to make their parking arrangements if they have not already done so as the club has a limited number of disabled parking spaces available.  Please ring the office on 01257 230007.