Tamworth vs AFC Fylde
Saturday 16th April, 2016, k/o 3pm
The Lamb Ground
Vanarama National League North
AFC Fylde can secure their place in the play-offs with three points on Saturday at Tamworth.
The Coasters may not even need another point if Nuneaton Town fail to win away at Gloucester City on Tuesday night, however a victory for the Coasters would see a play-off spot confirmed for the second season running, regardless of other results.
Results this week couldn’t have gone much better, starting with our 1-0 victory over Bradford Park Avenue at Kellamergh Park on Monday night. The Coasters battled in dreadful weather conditions to claim all three points courtesy of a 25-yard thunderbolt from Stephen Crainey – his first goal since joining the club in December.
Tuesday night’s fixtures elsewhere were equally positive for the Coasters with promotion hopefuls Harrogate Town and Nuneaton drawing a blank in their match, whilst third-placed North Ferriby United went down 2-0 against Stalybridge Celtic. Ferriby’s defeat also saw Solihull Moors crowned league champions.
Tamworth still harbour hopes of a late play-off push but realistically would need a victory against Fylde on Saturday to keep their hopes alive.
The Lambs suffered a disappointing defeat last time out when they were beaten 2-1 away at relegation-threatened Hednesford Town.
The hosts have hit a sticky run of form at the wrong time with three defeats in their last four outings, the only victory recently coming in a 2-1 win over Chorley.
Dion Charles gave the Coasters an early lead in the previous meeting between the sides back in September with a well taken effort from just inside the box, before Elliott Durrell brought the scores level on 67 minutes.
However, just four minutes later Matt Blinkhorn restored Fylde’s lead a towering header from a Richie Baker corner before the impressive Durrell grabbed his second of the afternoon to extend Tamworth’s unbeaten start to the season.
Brackley Town v Chorley
Bradford Park Avenue v Worcester City
Curzon Ashton v Gloucester City
FC United Of Manchester v Stalybridge Celtic
Gainsborough Trinity v Lowestoft Town
Harrogate Town v Boston United
North Ferriby United v AFC Telford United
Solihull Moors v Hednesford Town
Stockport County v Corby Town
Tamworth v AFC Fylde
Last result: Hednesford Town 2-1 Tamworth
League position: 7th
AFC Fylde: W-D-D-L-W
Last result: AFC Fylde 1-0 Bradford Park Avenue
League position: 2nd
Last meeting: AFC Fylde 2-2 Tamworth, 12/09/15, National League North
Terrace: adults £12, concessions £7, ages 16-17 £4, ages 6-15 £2, under 5s free.
Seating: adults £14, concessions £9, ages 16-17 £6, ages 6-15 £4, under 5s £2.
The Lamb Ground,
Car payable on entrance to The Lamb car park. Car £2, mini bus £5, supporter coach £10.