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

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FA Cup: Nantwich Town 0-1 AFC Fylde highlights

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.

Line-ups

Nantwich Town

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

Substitutes

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

Fylde

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

Substitutes

  • 3Duxbury
  • 5Jameson
  • 13Hornby-Forbes
  • 17Yeates
  • 22Green
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Craigen
Referee:
Ben Speedie
Attendance:
1,544

Match Stats

Home TeamNantwich TownAway TeamFylde
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Nantwich Town 0, AFC Fylde 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

Foul by Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde).

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

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

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

Foul by Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde).

Substitution

Substitution, Nantwich Town. Clayton McDonald replaces Joe Malkin.

Foul by Joe Malkin (Nantwich Town).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Nantwich Town. Valdemar Schousboe replaces Luke Walsh.

Foul by Matty Devine (Nantwich Town).

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

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

Foul by Josh Langley (Nantwich Town).

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

Attempt missed. Casper Hughes (Nantwich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantwich Town. Joe Mwasile replaces James Lawrie.

Foul by James Lawrie (Nantwich Town).

Jordan Williams (AFC Fylde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Mark Yeates replaces Matthew Kosylo.

Attempt missed. Ryan Croasdale (AFC Fylde) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

David Webb (Nantwich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Kosylo (AFC Fylde).

Sean Cooke (Nantwich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (AFC Fylde).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Fylde. Nick Haughton replaces Danny Bradley.

Foul by Troy Bourne (Nantwich Town).

Matthew Kosylo (AFC Fylde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Troy Bourne (Nantwich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Kosylo (AFC Fylde).

Attempt blocked. David Webb (Nantwich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Nantwich Town. Conceded by Ryan Croasdale.

Attempt blocked. Casper Hughes (Nantwich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Cooke (Nantwich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Sean Cooke (Nantwich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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