That is why they're at the top and that is why we have to be on our mettle. Another reason is because they have the leading scorer in all the divisions of football at this level and above with Danny Rowe streets ahead with eighteen goals to his name. Our defence WILL really have to be on their mettle too.
Not content with having the leagues top scorer they also strengthened that department a few weeks back when they signed the former Harriers midfielder Dan Bradley from Alfreton for an un-disclosed fee. We know he can score goals and he did so on his debut for Fylde at Stockport last week in a controversial game that they won 2-1 in the last minute.
The club is comparatively new being only formed as AFC Fylde as recently as 2008 after originally forming as Kirkham & Wesham FC in 1988. The area just off the M55 motorway to Blackpool only has a population of just over 2000 people but disenfranchised Blackpool supporters is where their fanbase come from. A bit like Stroud is to Nailsworth (Forest Green Rovers for the newbies out there). The Blackpool fans are at loggerheads with the Oyston family who own their club and would rather watch a village side than their own club (a bit like FC Utd of Manchester then - is there a trend developing here? )
Enough about politics and unsustainable clubs let's have some team news.
Fylde will have a fully fit squad turning out for them. Both goalkeeper Rhys Taylor and winger Brendon Daniels are returning from injury so should play a part and midfielder Sam Finley has finished his three match ban following a red card for violent conduct at FC Utd when he kicked a water bottle into the crowd.
We should have very few injuries either following last Saturdays worthy win in the FA Cup at Lancaster. Mani Dieseruvwe (left) started from the bench after picking up a knock in training while Liam Truslove missed the game due to an injury picked up at Stourport Swifts a few weeks back so he might be ok and then again he might not.
So hopefully there will be a decent crowd to roar the lads on against the top side and hopefully that roar will translate into three points for us by the end of the game to wipe that silly smirk off some peoples faces.
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Hornby, J Brown, T Palmer, Hodgkiss, Lowe, T Williams, Carter, Thomas, Tunnicliffe, Clarke, Francis-Angol, Croasdale, Stambolziev, Gnahoua, Truslove, Austin, A Brown, McQuilkin, N'Gwatala, Dieseruvwe, Waite, G Taylor.
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R Taylor, Thompson, Collins, Crainey, Holmes, C Hughes, Kennedy, Langley, S Williams, Baker, Bond, Daniels, Dixon, Jennings, Finley, Blinkhorn, Hardy, Bradley, M Hughes, Newell, Rowe.
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