AFC Fylde V Salford City Tue 17th April 2012
Its been a while since my last blog as Laptop problems and work commitments mean that I have been unable to get onto the Laptop. A bit late but here goes
A.F.C. Fylde is a football club based at Warton in the Borough of Fylde in the English county of Lancashire. The club were known as Kirkham & Wesham F.C. until the end of the 2007–08 season. The club has spent most of its existence in the West Lancashire League, but, after winning the league title for seven out of eight seasons, were accepted into North West Counties League Division Two in 2007. In their first season in that league they secured an automatic promotion spot to the Premier Division. They won the FA Vase in 2008. Their home ground is Kellamergh Park in Warton. For the 2008–09 season the club changed their name to A.F.C. Fylde.
After leaving my usual delivery at Warrington I headed for the Fylde Coast. The first thing I noticed is that its not in a town or a City more a village you drive through countryside lanes until you suddenly arrived at a pub called the Birley Arms tucked in behind that is the ground. As I arrived I managed to park down the side of the car park for £0 and entered the stadium within seconds from there.
Going into the game Fylde knew that a win would take them up to the Evo-stik Premier Division as Champions
After a short walk around the 2 teams began to come out from behind the goal. I haven’t had much time to write a report so I’ll just stick to the goal the defining moment of the match, came in the 41st Minute when Allen connected with a perfect cross from McCarthy to head into the roof of the net. After that things were pretty comfortable for the Fylde coasters and Salford Very rarely threatened. The game began to fade away and in the second half my thoughts turned to the SkySportsnews TV in the bar as I was trying to find out the score of the Carlisle Utd v Stevenage game and to my disappointment they lost a result which probably ended our play off hopes considering we had Sheffield Wednesday to play on the Saturday ahead
At the final Whistle there was a small pitch invasion as the 400 crown piled onto the pitch to celebrate there promotion. Good luck to them Next Season but they will have to play better than that next season if they are to battle it out at the top of the table next season as there ambitions state.