Gloucester City v AFC Fylde
Saturday 26th November, 2016, k/o 3:00pm
FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
AFC Fylde take a break from league action this week as they travel to face Gloucester City in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.
The Coasters reached the last 16 of the tournament last season before a narrow 1-0 loss to National League side Gateshead ended hopes of Wembley glory.
There will be plenty of confident flowing through the Fylde players, however, after last weekend’s stunning 9-2 victory over Boston United at Mill Farm.
Danny Rowe took his personal tally for the season to 28 goals in just 19 NLN games, already four more than he managed in the league last season.
Brendon Daniels, Andy Bond and Josh Langley all scored their first goals at Mill Farm whilst James Hardy capped off his dream week with a goal and four assists after starring for England C in Estonia.
New signing Darren Stephenson will also be hoping for his first appearance in a Coasters shirt after his loan signing from Tranmere Rovers was completed this week.
Gloucester have already posed problems for Fylde this season, holding Dave Challinor’s men to a 2-2 draw at Mill Farm on a soaking wet afternoon in September.
Tim Harris’ men sit just outside the playoff places after an impressive start to the season but have hit a run of poor form recently, losing their last three games in the league.
This is the first of two trips to Whaddon Road for Fylde in three weeks as they face Gloucester in the reverse league fixture on the 17th December.
Stocksbridge Park Steels VS Stalybridge Celtic
Harrogate Town VS Salford City
Witton Albion VS Boston United
Mickleover Sports VS Brackley Town
Gainsborough Trinity VS Alfreton Town
King’s Lynn Town VS St Ives Town
Shaw Lane Association VS Nantwich Town
Altrincham VS Blyth Spartans AFC
Ramsbottom United VS AFC Telford United
Matlock Town VS FC Halifax Town
Farsley Celtic VS Tamworth
Chorley VS Stafford Rangers
Kidderminster Harriers VS Lincoln United
Curzon Ashton VS Worcester City
FC United Of Manchester VS Nuneaton Town
Stockport County VS Bradford Park Avenue
Gloucester City VS AFC Fylde
Darlington 1883 VS Marine
Ebbsfleet United VS Harrow Borough
Slough Town VS Wingate & Finchley
Truro City VS Frome Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough VS Royston Town
Concord Rangers VS Welling United
Kings Langley VS AFC Sudbury
Weston Super Mare VS Dartford
Worthing VS Hemel Hempstead Town
Hungerford Town VS Gosport Borough
Oxford City VS South Park
Bath City VS Basingstoke Town
Chelmsford City VS Taunton Town
Margate VS East Thurrock United
Leiston VS Eastbourne Borough
Poole Town VS Weymouth
Havant & Waterlooville VS Harlow Town
Winchester City VS Dulwich Hamlet
Maidenhead United VS Wealdstone
Burgess Hill Town VS Hitchin Town
Whitehawk VS St Albans City
North Leigh VS Kingstonian
Hythe Town VS Bishop’s Stortford
AFC Fylde: W-D-W-L-W
Last result: AFC Fylde 9-2 Boston United
League position: 1st
Gloucester City: L-L-L-W-W
Last result: Kidderminster Harriers 3-0 Gloucester City
League position: 9th