AFC Fylde will play in the National League North next season, a division the Coasters were promoted from as champions in the 2016/17 season.


We take a look at next season’s opponents, as Jim Bentley and his side look to secure promotion back to the National League.

Our next team ‘under review’, is Bradford Park Avenue.


The Avenue, BPA


The Horsfall Stadium (Capacity 3,500)

2019/20 League Position:


Star Player 19/20:

Adam Nowakowski – The former Harrogate midfielder has been with Bradford for over 5 years now and has become a fan favourite for his versatility and energetic performances. He recently made national headlines for accepting a new contract with the club worth just one pound per week!


Mark Bower – The 40-year-old former Bradford City defender will be well known to Coasters fans after his then Guiseley side knocked Dave Challinor’s men out of the Conference North play-off semi-finals in the 2014-15 season. After a poor start to the 2016-17 season he was sacked and was appointed boss of the Avenue in September 2016 where ,apart from a brief hiatus between May and October 2019, he has been ever since. 

Last Played:

The two sides last met towards the end of the 2016-17 season at Mill Farm. A dramatic 97th minute header from Matt Blinkhorn (where have we heard that one before?) earned the Coasters a hugely important point which went a long way to securing the National League North title just five days later.

Last Played Home: 17/04/17 – AFC Fylde 1-1 Bradford Park Avenue

Last Played Away: 29/08/16 – Bradford Park Avenue 1-4 AFC Fylde


The distance from Mill Farm to The Horsfall Stadium is 72.2 miles via the M61 and M62 motorways and should take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive.