AFC Fylde faced their second defeat of the season last Saturday as they lost 3-1 to Chesterfield at Mill Farm in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round. The Coasters will be looking to put this result behind them tomorrow as they face Maidenhead United in the National League.

Ryan Lea previews the action…


Name: Maidenhead United
Nickname: The Magpies
Ground: York Road
Capacity: 4,000

Interesting Fact

Maidenhead United have played at York Road since 1871, making it the oldest senior football ground continuously used by the same club.

Head to Head

The two sides met for the first time last season with both winning away. It started in August at Mill Farm with the then leagues top scorers Danny Rowe and Dave Tarpey going head to head, the latter won the battle scoring all four goals in their 4-1 win against 10-man AFC Fylde.

The Coasters got revenge in December 2018. After trailing by one goal until the 70th minute AFC Fylde inspired turnaround with goals from Montrose and Muldoon giving them a 2-1 win on the road.

The Gaffer

Alan Devonshire

You might remember Alan Devonshire from his playing career in which he made over 400 appearances for West Ham United including the famous 1980 FA Cup Final win.
Now 62, his managerial career first began in 1995 taking over at Osterley, this was soon followed by a brief spell managing Brentford Ladies before his first move to Maidenhead United. He stayed with the Magpies for seven years before moving the Hampton and Richmond Borough. After eight years and numerous successes he eventually moved to Braintree Town in 20111 before joining Maidenhead United for his second spell in 2015.

One you may know

James Mulley

The midfielder followed manager Alan Devonshire in the 2015/16 close season to York Road from Braintree Town, for whom he made over 100 appearances. Prior to joining the Iron, he was a member of the successful Wimbledon squad which won promotion back to the Football League in 2011. He started his career at Hayes & Yeading United and has also turned out for Chelmsford City and Wealdstone. Wrote himself into the Magpie history books with his thrilling last-gasp equaliser in the FA Cup first round tie at Port Vale.

One to Watch

Josh Kelly

The youngster signed a contract on his 18th birthday last December having already made his first-team debut, scoring the winner in a County Cup tie at Marlow. He was farmed out on a season-long loan at Walton Casuals last term achieving great success in their promotion season. Kelly scored 40 goals for the Casuals as well as a penalty in the shootout which won them the playoffs. He has started the season in fine form and already had five goals to his name.


AFC Fylde will be providing their usual live text Twitter commentary of the game, for updates follow @AFCFYLDE.