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AFC Fylde: 10 Things

Posted by James Cragg
Posted on Wed 28 Mar 2018
Posted in First Team

The Shaymen face a tough away test against in-form AFC Fylde this Friday, as FC Halifax Town continue to push on with the end of the season on the horizon.

In the last road trip before a three-game home run, Jamie Fullarton’s side will be looking to continue their rich vein of form.

Here are ten things you may not know about our hosts:

  1. Between January 2003 to October 2004, the club did not lose a single game in any competition, an unbeaten run that spanned 21 months.
  2. The club have only been known as AFC Fylde since the start of the 2008/09 season, they previously played under the name Kirkham & Wesham FC.
  3. Like last week’s opponent Solihull Moors FC, the Coasters were initially a merger between two existing clubs, Kirkham Town and Wesham.
  4. In their last season under the name of Kirkham & Wesham FC, the club won the FA Vase, beating Lowestoft Town in the final at Wembley.
  5. Two seasons ago, in 2015/16, Fylde put together an excellent cup run, which culminated in a narrow 3-1 defeat at then-League One side Millwall at the Den in the first round.
  6. After successive play-off defeats in the National League North, AFC Fylde were promoted (along with FC Halifax Town) as champions last season and are putting together a serious play-off run as they eye back-to-back promotions.
  7. Despite their marvellous campaign in 2016/17, finishing with 88 points, Fylde conceded 60 goals, with the Shaymen conceding just 43.
  8. In 2016, Fylde goal machine Danny Rowe set the National League North alight, as he scored a sensational 55 goals in all competitions in a calendar year, more than Lionel Messi.
  9. Rowe was also on the books at Manchester United, before he was released at the age of 16.
  10. As well as putting seven past third-placed Aldershot, Fylde have also crushed league-leaders Macclesfield Town 6-0, and beaten fellow promotion-hopefuls Tranmere 5-2.

 

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