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AFC Fylde 1-0 Barrow

James Hardy's second-half header clinched Fylde a 1-0 win against Barrow and their first home victory in the top tier of non-league football.

Fylde, promoted to the National League for the first time last season, followed up Saturday's maiden win at Hartlepool with three more points courtesy of former Manchester City trainee Hardy.

Both sides squandered chances during a goalless first half. Barrow striker Adi Yussuf was denied in a one-on-one by home goalkeeper Rhys Taylor, while Sam Finley and Danny Rowe both went close for Fylde.

Man of the match Taylor then pulled off a fine double save to keep out Barrow midfielder Bedsente Gomis' low shot and Jordan White's follow-up effort.

Fylde broke the deadlock in the 56th minute when Rowe's angled drive was parried by Barrow goalkeeper Stuart Moore and Hardy headed home the rebound.

The visitors went close to equalising through Alex-Ray Harvey's fine curling effort and forced a series of late corners, but Fylde held on after six minutes of time added on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fylde

  • 1Taylor
  • 6Bond
  • 3Francis-AngolSubstituted forEzeweleat 61'minutes
  • 15Grand
  • 27JonesSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 11Muldoon
  • 8Finley
  • 7HardySubstituted forBlinkhornat 84'minutes
  • 2Montrose
  • 9Rowe
  • 5Tunnicliffe

Substitutes

  • 13Lynch
  • 14McCready
  • 17Blinkhorn
  • 18Smith
  • 21Ezewele

Barrow

  • 1Moore
  • 11BauressSubstituted forHarrisonat 66'minutes
  • 21Barthram
  • 3Jones
  • 6DiarraBooked at 9mins
  • 26Nieskens
  • 23Gomis
  • 8Harvey
  • 22MakomaSubstituted forHughesat 51'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forPanayiotouat 82'minutes
  • 10Yussuf

Substitutes

  • 15Panayiotou
  • 18Hughes
  • 19Cockerline
  • 20Harrison
  • 30Ramsbottom
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
2,234

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Fylde 1, Barrow 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Fylde 1, Barrow 0.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Matthew Blinkhorn replaces James Hardy.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Harry Panayiotou replaces Jordan White.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Johnny Smith replaces Henry Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Byron Harrison replaces Bradley Bauress.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Josh Ezewele replaces Zaine Francis-Angol.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Fylde 1, Barrow 0. James Hardy (AFC Fylde).

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Liam Hughes replaces Donovan Makoma.

Second Half

Second Half begins AFC Fylde 0, Barrow 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, AFC Fylde 0, Barrow 0.

Booking

Moussa Diarra (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sutton United7502107315
2Dag & Red73401610613
3Leyton Orient74121010013
4Wrexham740365112
5Aldershot7322147711
6Gateshead732283511
7Boreham Wood73221511411
8Bromley7322118311
9Dover732276111
10Macclesfield732266011
11Eastleigh724175210
12Fylde72411212010
13Ebbsfleet7160121029
14Maidenhead United723210829
15Tranmere72327619
16Halifax72324409
17Maidstone United723278-19
18Woking7304912-39
19Barrow71429817
20Chester613268-26
21Hartlepool712449-55
22Guiseley7124514-95
23Solihull Moors6114714-74
24Torquay7016819-111
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