AFC Fylde’s host Gainsborough Trinity in their third league game of the season so far – their second at home this week.
The Coasters saw off Hednesford Town on Tuesday night, and on Saturday they welcome Gainsborough to Kellamergh Park looking for their second win of the season. (3pm)
Trinity have started the season with a draw and a defeat, which is exactly how they ended the previous National North season. On the opening day they drew 1-1 at home at Worcester City, before losing 3-1 away at Harrogate Town on Tuesday evening. Trinity will be looking for their first three points of the season when they travel to Kellamergh Park. Gainsborough haven’t won a competitive fixture since April 11th earlier this year when they beat Stockport County 3-1 away from home.
Last season, Fylde took four points from their two fixtures against Gainsborough and won this fixture 2-1 at Kellamergh Park thanks to goals from Danny Rowe and Richie Allen, with Darryn Stamp getting a late consolation for the away side. At The Northholme in the return fixture, The Coasters came away with a point after a 0-0 draw on a tough surface.
Matty Hughes could feature after recovering from his toe injury sustained at Nantwich during pre-season.
Danny Lloyd made his first start of the season on Tuesday evening and scored the second goal, so he will be hoping for another start on Saturday. Cory Bent featured in the previous game against Hednesford Town and could feature again from the bench. The Coasters will be looking to take another three points from the game and cement their place in the top five for the time being.
Trinity have a similar squad to that of last season, with Dane Jan Budtz in goal and Dominic Roma as captain. Ex Northern-Ireland man Ciaran Toner is still about, while Darryn Stamp combines his playing time with the assistant manager’s job. Stamp has been around the non-league circuit for a number of years and other teammates include Jake Picton, Chris Salt and Charlie Binns.
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Under 16s: FREE
FREE TRANSPORT TO THE GROUND
Our FREE Bus service is a fantastic way to get to home games on Matchday.
You can jump on the AFC Fylde signwritten bus at the following venues:
STABLE BAR, KIRKHAM 12:40pm
KIRKHAM LIBRARY 12:45PM
KIRKHAM STATION 12:47PM
LANE ENDS, WESHAM 12:50pm
THE GRAPES, WREA GREEN 13:00pm
THE COUNTY, LYTHAM 13:20pm
LIDL, LYTHAM 13:25pm
THE PLOUGH, FRECKLETON 13:40pm
NEWTON POST OFFICE 13:50pm
THE BELL & BOTTLE, NEWTON 13:55pm
STABLE BAR, KIRKHAM 14:00pm
KIRKHAM STATION, KIRKHAM 14:05pm
LANE ENDS, WESHAM 14:10pm
THE GRAPES, WREA GREEN, 14:20pm
THE COUNTY, LYTHAM 14.35pm
OPPOSITE LIDL, LYTHAM 14:45pm
RETURN DROP OFF POINTS AND TIMES
LEAVES KELLAMERGH PARK 17:30pm
MATCH PROGRAMME AND 50/50 TICKETS
The new look match programme will be on sale inside the ground. The 48 page edition is just £2.00 and is on sale from our sellers inside the ground.
The second edition includes an exclusive interview with Sam Finley plus many other exciting features including what links Bolton, Barcelona and AFC Fylde, a look at footballers who have made it to the top from Non League and part one of our review of the grounds in National League North. Plus everything you need to know about AFC Fylde and our visitors Gainsborough Trinity.
Also available is the match day 50/50 which is growing in value by the week and gives you the chance to win a big cash prize!
FACILITIES IN THE GROUND
Don’t forget to come to the ground from 1pm and have a drink in the bar. We have a wide range of products including John Smith’s, Fosters and Kronenburg in Fuller’s Bar where you can watch live sport on the big screen. The club shop will be open inside the ground to stock up on all your AFC Fylde goodies – including the new 2015-16 Adidas shirt.
For food options why not try a delicious Gigli’s Pie or a burger freshly made by local butcher J Snape and Son.
Limited parking is free on the club car park but fans are advised to get there early to guarantee a space. All car park season ticket holders will be directed to a designated areas of the car park.
If you can’t get to the game then you can follow live updates via the club’s official social media sites which will keep you up to date while every ball is kicked.
Minute by minute updates will be available up to the second on Twitter, while Facebook will have key updates and events plus you can interact with your fellow #Coasters fans.
Video previews and post-match interviews are available on You Tube and images will be also be added to our Instagram page so there is no excuse to miss out on the action, wherever you are!
Search for AFC Fylde on any of the above and you will find our official club accounts.
Following the game the club website will bring you the full match report and reaction to the action.
C’MON YOU COASTERS!!