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When AFC Fylde were founded in 2008 after a name change from Kirkham & Wesham FC, they were 4 divisions below York who were a Conference Premier club at the time. 10 years later, City suffered relegation to the 6th tier for the first time ever and were overtaken by tonight’s opponents who gained promotion to the 5th tier – also for the first time in their history.
York are unbeaten at home this season, winning 4 and drawing 2 of their 6 games in all competitions at Bootham Crescent this year. AFC Fylde meanwhile have lost 4 out of 12 away games in all competitions.
AFC Fylde are ahead of York in terms of goals per game, holding an average of 1.90 goals per match as opposed to 1.67 for City. The two sides are near on even in terms of goals against, with Fylde conceding 1.15 per game, and York conceding 1.20.
York captain and top scorer Sean Newton is the highest scoring defender in the league with 6 goals to his name. It’s a tally matched by AFC Fylde’s top scoring midfielder Ben Tollitt.