Born To Be Fylde
ARGYLE have been drawn at home to AFC Fylde in the first round of the FA Cup.Fylde are top of the Vanarama Conference North. They represent the Fylde peninsula in the north-west of England, and are based between Blackpool and Preston. The tie will take place at Home Park on the weekend of November 7/8/9. We will bring you ticket information as soon as we have it.
AFC Fylde were formed in 1988 at Kirkham and Wesham. They won the FA Vase in 2008, at which point they changed their name to AFC Fylde. They have never played Argyle in their history.
The club, known as Coasters, have had a very successful past few years. They won the Northern Premier League Division One North in 2011-12 under new manager Dave Challinor, then reached the Northern Premier League Premier Division play-offs, losing in the semi-final.
Last season, they won their league, as well as the Challenge Cup and Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy, and have started this season excellently. winning ten of their thirteen games so far, and sitting top of the league.
Former Tranmere, Stockport and Bury defender Challinor is still manager, and he is assisted by his former Bury team-mate Colin Woodthorpe, who also represented Norwich and Aberdeen.