Coasters hoping to set new record in cup

AFC Fylde are in FA Cup action this weekend
AFC Fylde are in FA Cup action this weekend
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AFC Fylde are hoping to attract new supporters on Saturday when they host Buxton in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

After overcoming Bradford PA in the last qualifying round, a win this Saturday will leave the Coasters just a step away from a clash with a Football League club.

With Preston North End and Blackpool both having no fixture due to the international break – and Fleetwood Town away to Colchester – Fylde are hoping to attract a big crowd in their push for cup glory.

Commercial manager Dave Riche said: “The biggest gate so far we’ve had this season is 434, and last weekend we had some Blackpool fans down as they had no fixture and we know some of them are coming back again this Saturday.

“We are opening the doors to all the Football League clubs within our locality to come and see what we are all about this Saturday.

“We realise supporters may have their main clubs but when they have a free Saturday or don’t want to make a long away trip, then the door is always open at AFC Fylde.

“The next attendance barrier we want to break is 500, and then we have additional targets ahead of our move to the new facilities.

“The club are playing some great football at the minute and what else does a football fan want to see apart from a winning team and scoring plenty of goals?”

Admission is £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and £1 for all under 16s or military personnel.