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AFC Fylde: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 22 Aug 2019
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We have a look at 10 things you may or not know about our next opponents AFC Fylde.

AFC Fylde play their home games at Mill Farm, which is based in Wesham, Lancashire.

They are currently 11th in the table and were defeated in the play-offs last season by Salford City

Fylde are nicknamed the Coasters

The club are relatively new on the scene having only been founded in 1988. They were originally known as Kirkham & Wesham, following a merger of both towns.

After winning the FA Vase in 2008, the club were renamed to AFC Fylde.

Their manager is ex Tranmere Rovers defender Dave Challinor, who has been manager of the club since 2011. He stands as one of the longest serving managers in English football.

In 2016/17 they won promotion to the National League after winning the division. They finished 7th last campaign in their first season in the fifth tier of English football.

The record attendance to this date came in 2016 in the National league north. 3,858 people came to watch their match against Chorley.

The club play in an all-white home jersey with their alternative colours being black and yellow.

Their best FA Cup performance came a couple of seasons ago, as they reached the second round of the competition. They were eventually knocked out by Wigan Athletic in a replay.

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