AFC Fylde are back on the road this weekend, with a high-flying Bromley side in their sights.

After two defeats, the Coasters were back in league action on Bank Holiday Monday where they drew against Harrogate Town, a result which Dave Challinor’s side will be looking to build on.

A trip to Bromley is next up for Fylde, a team who are unbeaten so far in the league and are sure to be high in confidence.

Team News

There are a couple of doubts for The Coasters for the weekend.

Dan Bradley (calf) is still nursing an injury, whilst captain Lewis Montrose (leg) picked up an injury in Monday’s game which may keep him out of action.

Danny Philliskirk (ankle) took a heavy knock in the Halifax game on Saturday, but will be hoping to prove his fitness in time for Saturday.

The Opposition

Name: Bromley FC


Nickname: The Ravens

Ground: Hayes Lane

League Position: 2nd

Bromley have made a fantastic start to the Vanarama National League this season, with the side from Kent remaining unbeaten in the league so far.

The Ravens have certainly surprised people this term after finishing mid-table in 2018/19 and this early season form is something they will be looking to continue against Fylde this weekend.

Neil Smith Is in charge at Hayes Lane and has been since 2016, allowing him to progress the side year on year.

Part of that progression is transfers, and this summer there has been quite a few more outgoings than incomings.

Noticeable players that have gone out are former Premier and Football League players Roger Johnson and Zavon Hines.

Although those players have departed, the likes of Josh Rees and Recco Hackett-Fairchild on permanent deals coming into the Bromley side have certainly strengthened the Ravens.

One To Watch

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

After a loan stint at Bromley last season, Hackett-Fairchild made the move permanent in the summer arriving from Charlton.

The 21-year-old played in only five games in the 2018/19 season scoring one goal, but this season he has certainly hit the ground running scoring an impressive four goals in six games.

You could say he is an unknown quantity after only playing 15 games since 2016, but early on he is already making his presence known to the rest of the National League and he will certainly be looking to carry that on this weekend.


Saturday will be the fifth time the two sides have met in the National League.

The Coasters have the upper hand in the head-to-head winning two games and only drawing and losing one game.

2017/18 – Vanarama National League

AFC Fylde 2-2 Bromley

Bromley 0-1 AFC Fylde

2018/19 – Vanarama National League

AFC Fylde 2-1 Bromley

Bromley 3-2 AFC Fylde


Games To Keep An Eye On

A full fixture list is to be played out on Saturday, but there’s always a select few games for Coasters fans to feast their eyes on as we look to push on up the table.

Harrogate Vs Dover Athletic

Torquay United Vs Hartlepool United

Wrexham Vs Stockport

Yeovil Vs Notts County

Eastleigh Vs Barnet

Sutton United Vs Maidenhead United

Chesterfield Vs Dagenham & Redbridge


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