This  feature divulges into the past and looks at the success that The Coasters have had since the re-branding as AFC Fylde. This time, we look back on last season’s 10-0 away victory at Droylsden in the Evo-Stik Premier Division……

Droylsden 0-10 AFC Fylde  (29/10/13)

The Coasters created a new club record as they ran out 10-0 winners against bottom of the table Droylsden, with midfielder Bradley Barnes notching half of them himself – also a club record for one Fylde player in a single match.

As favourites, Fylde knew that they needed to get off to a good start and the first of Barnes’ goals came after just 24 seconds. Any nerves were somewhat quashed.

The second goal came in first half stoppage time from Harry Winter, but in the second half, The Coasters scored eight more without reply with the pick of them coming from Danny Lloyd in the final minute to make it double figures.

The sending off of defender Warren Gaskin for the home side with 29 minutes gone was already the killer blow for the home side and  from then on, Droylsden couldn’t keep up with the pace Fylde were playing at.

The second half had barely begun when Michael Barnes saw an effort saved by Droylsden keeper Sam Andrew but two minutes later, Fylde had their third through Brad Barnes.

Five minutes into the second half, Brad had his hat-trick when he connected with Lloyd’s shot across goal to convert it at the back post to make it 4-0.

With 65 minutes on the clock, the fifth goal arrived when Mike Barnes was played in with a lovely weighted ball and he expertly beat the goalkeeper one-on-one and add to the home side’s woes.

You’d be forgiven for thinking AFC Fylde would pull their foot of pedal but less than two minutes later Brad Barnes had his fourth and Fylde’s sixth – Mike Barnes unleashed a shot at goal which allowed Brad to get a foot to six yards out and deflect it into the net.

And it wasn’t over there for Brad or his side – Fylde’s seventh arrived on 72 minutes as Brad was on hand to tap in his fifth, and secure a club record number of goals for one player in a single match.

The eighth goal wasn’t far behind as substitute Luke Denson raced onto a lay-off 30 yards out and unleashed a bullet of a shot which sailed into the top corner and record the most goals AFC Fylde had scored in a competitive fixture.

Andy Russell then got in on the act with eight minutes remaining when he headed in Mike Barnes’ corner to make it 9-0 but the final goal from Lloyd was certainly the pick of the bunch.

Lloyd raced forward from half way, using his pace against an already tired defence and smashed his shot into the top corner for Fylde’s tenth.

It was a more than comfortable victory for The Coasters and a record breaking night. The closest Fylde have come to equaling this score, or bettering it, was an 8-1 victory away at Oxford City this season.

Coasters XI that day:  

Hinchliffe, Hankin (Denson 72), Sumner, M. Hughes (C), Russell, C. Hughes (Booth 68), B. Barnes, Winter (Dorney 46), Lloyd, M. Barnes, Mahon

Other games from this week:

29/10/2011 – The Coasters beat Woodley Sports 2-0 at Kellamergh Park in the NPL Division One North.

30/10/2010 – A home victory against Prescot Cables by 2 goals to one at Kellamergh Park saw the Coasters eventually go on to finish 5th in the NPL Division One North.

31-10-2009 – Galpwell were the visitors to Kellamergh Park in the FA Trophy but The Coasters managed to progress into the next round after a 2-1 victory. However, they were knocked out in the next round in the replay against Hinckley United.