PREVIEW | AFC Fylde v Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 22 Oct 2017

AFC Fylde v Wrexham

Kick-Off: 19:45

Location: Mill Farm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Wrexham return to Mill Farm 10 days after our first trip to the coast and will look to extend our fabulous unbeaten league run after an impressive victory on Saturday against Dagenham.

Wrexham come into Tuesday's game on the back of eleven games without defeat in the Vanarama National League. After exited the FA Cup at the hands of AFC Fylde, we travelled down to Victoria Road where the test of Dagenham & Redbridge awaited. 5th v 6th ahead of kick-off, Daggers defender Kevin Lokko was sent-off in the first half giving the Dragons a superb opportunity for our first ever win in East London. After 93 minutes were played it looked as if the points were going to be shared until a ball into the box took a nick off Luke Robson put the ball in the back of his own net and sent Wrexham home with maximum points. Dean Keates' side have now gone without defeat in the National League since August 19th when Maidstone ran out 2-1 winners.

AFC Fylde come into the game with some unfinished business following the events of the weekend. The Coasters led Maidstone United at Mill Farm through goals from Sam Finley and Jack Muldoon either side of a Joe Piggot strike but it was not enough as 'storm Brian' unleashed on the ground and caused the match to be abandoned following discussions between both sides. It was frustrating for Dave Challinor's side who know that if they had kept their lead would have stopped a run which has seen them win just once in their last eight matches in the league. But strangely, they now technically come into the game on the back of a win over Wrexham in the FA Cup, they'll be hoping for a similar result on Tuesday.

Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn comes into the game on the back of a decent clean sheet away at Dagenham & Redbridge and a number of decent stops kept Wrexham in the game. Having made five appearances in the league thus far having battled with other shot-stoppers he will now be looking to put in a good performance against Fylde if given the nod. Another player looking to put in a strong performance is Alex Reid who's goal drought has continued in recent weeks. The forward extended his loan by another month in the last week and he will now look to find the net at Mill Farm, where he was unable to play 10 days ago due to being unable to play for the Dragons in the competition.  

AFC Fylde skipper Sam Finley has put in some superb performences for the Coasters since promotion to non-league's top tier and will look to impress once again against his former club. The hard-working midfielder scored on the weekend but had it chalked off following the abandonment of the match, but his excellent performances so far this campaign have been welcome in a stop-start season so far for Fylde.


Both sides have met just once before in competitive action, that came in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round earlier in October. The match ended 1-0 to Fylde with Danny Rowe's 37th-minute strike separating the sides. We also met in the summer of 2014 in pre-season at their old ground Kellamergh Park, the Dragons ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Connor Jennings and Louis Moult.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates should have no fresh injury concern and is hopeful that Sam Wedgbury manages to overcome his illness in time to be ready for Tuesday night.

Can't make it to the Mill Farm? You can follow the game with FREE live commentary on Calon FM, now also via our Mixlr channel and Mixlr app or the TuneIn app to listen. You can also access live text commentary on Twitter @Wrexham_AFC. Following the game, you can catch our highlights on YouTube - 'Wrexham AFC'.

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