The FA Cup - First Round
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Nantwich Town 0-1 AFC Fylde

Nantwich Town missed out on a money-spinning FA Cup run after they were beaten by AFC Fylde in the first round.

National League Fylde - who sit two tiers above Nantwich in the non-league pyramid - earned safe passage through Ryan Croasdale's deflected effort just before half-time.

Nantwich, who were playing in the first round for just the third time in their history, flattered to deceive and failed to create many chances.

As for Fylde, new manager Jim Bentley is now unbeaten in his four games in charge, having been appointed just under two weeks ago.

The first half was a tight affair with neither side managing to establish a foothold in the tie.

Nantwich's Luke Walsh led some encouraging forays forward but lacked end product.

Danny Rowe had his own chances for Fylde, though he was mainly restricted to efforts from long range.

With the score goalless and half-time approaching, Fylde opened the scoring in fortuitous circumstances.

Croasdale met Jordan Willliams' cross from the left and his scuffed shot took a deflection, leaving goalkeeper Gregory Hall stranded and giving the Coasters an interval lead.

Nantwich almost hit back immediately, again through Walsh, only for his shot to hit the side netting.

The second half was similarly tight as the hosts desperately tried to force the game to a replay, with Joseph Malkin blazing an effort over and Ben Harrison shooting wide when well-placed.

Match report supplied by PA Media.


Nantwich Town

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hall
  • 2Bourne
  • 4Harrison
  • 5Langley
  • 3Devine
  • 7LawrieSubstituted forMwasileat 77'minutes
  • 6Hughes
  • 8Webb
  • 11WalshSubstituted forSchousboeat 83'minutes
  • 9MalkinSubstituted forMcDonaldat 87'minutes
  • 10Cooke


  • 12Stair
  • 13Moss
  • 14Davis
  • 16Mwasile
  • 17Schousboe
  • 18Saxon
  • 19McDonald


Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 12Burke
  • 4Byrne
  • 6Whitmore
  • 16Taylor
  • 7KosyloSubstituted forYeatesat 73'minutes
  • 8Croasdale
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 15BradleySubstituted forHaughtonat 63'minutes
  • 9Rowe
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 84'minutes


  • 3Duxbury
  • 5Jameson
  • 13Hornby-Forbes
  • 17Yeates
  • 22Green
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Craigen
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Match Stats

Home TeamNantwich TownAway TeamFylde
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nantwich Town 0, AFC Fylde 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nantwich Town 0, AFC Fylde 1.

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    Corner, Nantwich Town. Conceded by Tyler Hornby-Forbes.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (AFC Fylde) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  5. Post update

    Casper Hughes (Nantwich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Harrison (Nantwich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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    Attempt missed. David Webb (Nantwich Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

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    Sean Cooke (Nantwich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Foul by Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Nantwich Town. Clayton McDonald replaces Joe Malkin.

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    Foul by Joe Malkin (Nantwich Town).

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    Tyler Hornby-Forbes (AFC Fylde) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Fylde. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Jordan Williams.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Nantwich Town. Valdemar Schousboe replaces Luke Walsh.

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    Foul by Matty Devine (Nantwich Town).

  17. Post update

    Luke Burke (AFC Fylde) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Attempt missed. Joe Malkin (Nantwich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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    Foul by Josh Langley (Nantwich Town).

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    Danny Philliskirk (AFC Fylde) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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