North Ferriby United vs AFC Fylde
Saturday 14th May, 2016, k/o 3pm
Eon Visual Media Stadium
Vanarama National League North Promotion Final
It all comes down to this. One match. One winner. It’s the final!
AFC Fylde go head-to-head with rivals North Ferriby United in the Promotion Final on Saturday with a place in the National League up for grabs.
The two sides had been jostling with each other for some time in the league schedule and the Villagers eventually secured the runners up spot in the National League North on the final day of the season and therefore have home advantage this weekend.
The Coasters sealed their place in the final after seeing off Harrogate Town in the semi-finals. Fylde led 1-0 from the first leg after Danny Rowe’s solo goal and finished the job at Kellamergh Park on Sunday with a tense 1-1 draw against the Yorkshire outfit.
Ferriby turned around a two-goal deficit from their first leg against Boston United to reach the final. Boston led 2-0 in the first leg and looked favourites to book their place in the show piece event, however three goals without reply from Ferriby in the return leg secured their passage.
Ferriby claimed the bragging rights over Fylde this season, completing a league double over the Coasters. The Villagers ran out 3-0 winners in the last meeting at the Eon Visual Media Stadium with goals from Ashley Palmer, Liam King and Tom Denton.
The second meeting was a far closer affair with the visitors leaving with a narrow 3-2 victory. Ferriby took the lead shortly before the break through Nathan Hotte before King doubled the advantage. Dion Charles pulled on back for the hosts but striker Tom Denton restored the two-goal cushion. Sam Finley’s wondergoal in the dying embers of the match gave the Coasters hope but Ferriby held on, despite Matty Hughes seeing a goal disallowed in the last minute.
As the hosts of the final, North Ferriby will wear their white and green home shirts with green shorts and green socks, whilst the Coasters will line up in orange shirts, black shorts and black socks.
North Ferriby United: L-W-L-L-W
Last result: North Ferriby United 3-0 Boston United
League position: 2nd
Top scorer: Tom Denton (21)
AFC Fylde: L-W-D-W-D
Last result: AFC Fylde 1-1 Harrogate Town
League position: 3rd
Top scorer: Danny Rowe (37)
Last meeting: AFC Fylde 2-3 North Ferriby United, 09/04/16, National League North
Adults – £12
Seniors – £6
Under 16’s – £3
All tickets are pay on the day via cash turnstiles.
The club would like to clarify that all away travel arrangements are always made by the Supporters Club and they should be contacted directly via the details below. Please do not call the club shop as they will not be able to assist on this matter.
Pick up times are as follows:
10:00am – The County, Lytham
10:15am – Clifton Arms, Warton
10:30am – Stable Bar, Kirkham
10:35am – Kirkham Library
10:40am – Lane Ends, Wesham
Cost for adults is £15. However, the Chairman has agreed to pay travel and admission costs for any Under 16s travelling with the Supporters Club coaches.
To book please contact Ian French on either 07809 442377 or 01772 673838.
Please note there is no car parking available on site, however there will be parking at North Ferriby Primary School for around 300 cars. The school is situated on Church Road some 50 yards from the crossroad in the village. As you go down Church Road, on the right hand side, there will be a steward and boards to show the entrance. There is a charge of £2 which goes to the school funds and the sat nav postcode is HU14 3BZ.
Eon Visual Media Stadium