The Coasters travel to Dorking Wanderers this weekend in the FA Trophy, where they are looking to move one step closer to retaining the trophy.
Although some good performances in the league recently haven’t brought the right result, a win this weekend will give the Coasters much needed confidence when they return to league action.
Sheldon Green has been recalled from his successful loan spell at Bamber Bridge and will be in the travelling party to Dorking, along with youngster, James Stanley.
A late Friday afternoon signing saw free agent Tom Miller join the squad – with the versatile defender available for selection.
Tom Walker (cup tied) will miss out, whilst Mark Yeates (calf) looks likely to sit this one out.
Name: Dorking Wanderers
League Position: 6th
Dorking are a strong side, and after their convincing second-round replay win over Stockport, they will be full of confidence going into Saturday’s third-round game.
As well as progressing in the FA Trophy, Dorking are also going well in the league. They currently sit sixth in the Vanarama National South and are in search of promotion.
In Charge of Dorking is Marc White, who is also the Chairman of the club after founding the Wanderers in 1999.
Since forming Dorking, White has overseen 11 promotions and the side are currently on their best FA Trophy run – making history with a third-round tie.
On Saturday, it’ll have been 784 days since The Coasters last lost in the FA Trophy.
Fylde’s biggest win was 5-1 to Stratford Town, on 15/12/18.
AFC Fylde have scored 5 goals in the current FA Trophy run.
The Coasters’ first game in the Trophy ever resulted in a 3-0 away win to Garforth Town.
Highest scoring game, a tie between the eventful game against Ramsbottom United resulting in a 5-5 draw on 05/02/2019, and a 7-3 loss to Hinckley United on 24/11/2009.
The Coasters have had games go to penalties on three different occasions – against Nantwich Town (30/10/2012), Chester FC (16/12/2017) and Barnet (23/02/2019). Fylde have been the winning team in two out of three.
Dorking currently sit in 6th in the National League South – with 13 wins.
Dorking have scored 11 goals in the FA Trophy this season.
Dorking currently have a goal average per match of 1.72.
The highest percentage of Wanderers’ goals are between the 75th and 90th minute, with 24% of their goals being scored in this period.
The third round is the furthest Dorking has ever gone in the FA Trophy within their five participations.
Jason Prior is The Wanderers’ top goalscorer with 12 goals – but misses out through injury.
Games To Keep An Eye On
With the Majority of National League sides still in the trophy, there are a couple of fixtures to keep an eye on for a potential fourth-round tie.
Barnet Vs Barrow
Ebbsfleet Vs Royston Town
FC Halifax Town Vs Halesowen
Harrogate Vs Eastleigh
Yeovil Vs Notts County
*All 3pm kick-off’s unless stated otherwise
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