Eastleigh vs AFC Fylde

Saturday 16th September, 2017, k/o 3pm

The Silverlake Stadium

Vanarama National League

AFC Fylde will be keen to get their season back on track this weekend at Eastleigh after three without a win in the National League.

The Coasters looked set to secure solid back-to-back league draws on Tuesday on a miserable evening at Macclesfield Town however a last-gasp goal from striker Scott Wilson broke Fylde hearts.

Fylde frontman Jack Muldoon had rifled home the equaliser at the rain-soaked Moss Rose shortly after the interval following Wilson’s early opener.   

However, there was to be stoppage-time disappointment for the Coasters for the third time this season as Wilson raced clear in the 91st minute and rounded Rhys Taylor before slotting home a cruel winner.

Manager Dave Challinor bemoaned his side’s bad luck saying: “Yet again I sound like a broken record talking about not getting what we deserved from a game. Well maybe we did deserve it because we can’t keep saying the same thing over and over.”

Fylde dropped to 20th in the National League standings following Tuesday’s defeat, however despite their precarious looking position, a tight-knit pack sees the Coasters the same number of points from the top of the league as the bottom!

Eastleigh are currently one point better off than Fylde and sit in 15th place with a record of two wins, six draws and just two defeats.

The hosts have an impressive defensive record this term, conceding just eight goals in their ten league games to date, however they have struggled at the top end of the pitch, averaging less than a goal a game. 

Eastleigh, managed by Richard Hill, are without a win since mid-August, drawing four of their last five games, suffering a 1-0 home reverse against Maidstone United last time out.

Coasters boss Dave Challinor welcomes back striker Matt Blinkhorn after his two-match suspension, whilst midfielder James Hardy could miss out again with a back problem.

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Dover Athletic vs Chester
Eastleigh vs AFC Fylde
Ebbsfleet United vs Tranmere Rovers
Gateshead vs Aldershot Town
Leyton Orient vs Hartlepool United
Macclesfield Town vs Maidstone United
Maidenhead United vs Boreham Wood
Woking vs Sutton United
Wrexham vs Guiseley

Adult £15
Concession (60+ and Students) £10
Under 18 £5
Under 7 FREE
Disabled fans are to pay the correct age band with a carer ticket free of charge.

The Silverlake Stadium, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9HT

By train – The nearest train stations to the Silverlake are Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway, both of which are about a 20 minute walk.

The use of the car park is mainly for permit holders only. With recent improvements made to the on-site car park, they are now able to accommodate an additional 100 cars. Spaces are £5 each and payment is to be made at the gate.