After a disappointing result against Woking, attention now turns to Halifax Town this Saturday. 

The defeat to 
Woking was Dave Challinor’s side first loss of the season and the Coasters will be looking to right their wrongs as they travel to forth placed Halifax Town.  

A red card for midfielder Ryan Croasdale in his last outing sees him absent from the squad. 

The Opposition

Name: FC Halifax Town 

Form: DLWWW 

Nickname: The Shaymen 

Ground: The Shay 

League Position: 4th 

The Shaymen will be looking to continue their 100% record at The Shay this season.

Despite their home form, Halifax have proven inconsistent, picking up just a point from the available six in the away games at Wrexham and Aldershot. 

Midfielder Niall Maher will be absent from the side with a hamstring injury, but Josh MacDonald may feature after a spell on the sidelines. 

One to Watch 

Tobi Sho-Silva 

A striker who signed from Dover Athletic over the summer alongside Jamie Allen who returned to his native north.

In 2013 Sho-Silva played alongside names such as current Liverpool star Joe Gomez at Charlton Athletic, taking in loan spells at Welling United & Inverness Caledonian Thistle.  

He joined Bromley on a permanent deal in 2016 then Dover in 2017.

He had loan spells at Chelmsford City and scored an impressive five goals in 10 matches while on loan at Margate. Sho-Silva got off the mark with his goal in Halifax’s 2-0 win over Hartlepool. 

From The Manager

Dave Challinor looked ahead to this weekend’s double header, and previewed the two clashes. 


This will be the 9th time the two sides have met. 

2009/2010 – NPL Division One North 

AFC Fylde 2-2 FC Halifax Town 

FC Halifax Town 3-0 AFC Fylde  

2016/2017 – National League North 

AFC Fylde 3-2 FC Halifax Town 

FC Halifax Town 0-1 AFC Fylde 

2017/18 – National League 

AFC Fylde 2-0 FC Halifax Town 

FC Halifax Town 2-1 AFC Fylde 

2018/19 – National League 

AFC Fylde 0-2 FC Halifax Town 

FC Halifax Town 0-0 AFC Fylde 


You can follow the game via Coasters Live, the first official club commentary service.

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