We turn our attentions to the Easter action with a full and in-depth preview of AFC Fylde’s Good Friday visit to The Brewery Field.
Spennymoor Town v AFC Fylde
Friday 7th April 2023, 3pm
National League North
The Brewery Field
AFC Fylde are closing in on a return to the National League after storming five points clear at the top of the table on the back of a run of five wins from their last six.
Even a shock home defeat to Blyth Spartans has seemingly failed to knock The Coasters out of their stride and they hit back with an impressive 3-0 victory over Brackley Town last time out.
Adam Murray’s side have lost just seven times all season and now sit on the brink of clinching a place back in the fifth tier for the first time since 2019/20.
The club retains an ambition to reach the Football League and they have invested heavily in a squad which would not look out of place at a higher level.
One To Watch
Joe Rowley has been the man in form for AFC Fylde in recent weeks and is someone that Moors will need to keep a keen eye on during the Good Friday contest at The Brewery Field.
A product of Chesterfield’s Academy, Rowley came through the ranks to earn a professional contract with The Spireites in 2017 but made the switch to Mill Farm last summer.
Comfortable just behind the attack or in a central striking role, Rowley netted winners in their victories over Darlington and – crucially – promotion rivals King’s Lynn Town last month.
Head To Head
Good Friday’s encounter will be the fifth competitive game between the club and Moors are still waiting for their first victory over The Coasters.
Earlier this season the sides drew 2-2 at Mill Farm, while AFC Fylde’s last visit to The Brewery Field finished 1-0 to the visitors thanks to Will Hatfield’s second half goal.
On The Whistle
The man in the middle for our game at The Brewery Field on Good Friday is James Westgate, and he will be assisted by David Holmes and Iain Turner.
Good Friday’s game is not segregated and both home and away supporters can buy their tickets in advance right now by heading to our Online Tickets Portal.
We will also have cash and card turnstiles in operation ahead of kick-off on Friday.
If you can’t join us at The Brewery Field on Good Friday then fear not – because we’ll be providing full live commentary on Durham OnAir for fans all over the world!
Mark Simpson and Billy Shackleton will be live from The Brewery Field from 2.50pm with supporters able to access the live coverage online, via the Durham OnAir app, on DAB radio or on Freeview Channel 277.
AFC Fylde have been installed as 11/10 favourites for three points on Good Friday, with Moors at odds of 11/5 for victory and a price of 23/10 available on the game ending all-square.