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Friday, 27 January 2012 14:10

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 Saturday 28th Jan (3pm


Garforth Town will be seeking to regain their play-off place when they take on table-toppers AFC Fylde this Saturday.

Garforth will feel hard done by after they put in a good display but still couldn’t prevent their 3-1 away loss at the hands of 2nd place Curzon Ashton. This was Towns first defeat in 5 but this won’t affect confidence in their camp after their recent string of performances. On the other hand, AFC Fylde will be looking to add to their magnificent run of form on the back of a 3-0 win against Osset Albion.

This will be a tricky test for Steve Nichol’s men as Fylde are on an 8 game winning streak since losing to Witton Albion on 30th November. Since losing, The Coasters seem to have found the perfect formula of building for promotion; scoring freely and not conceding, scoring 25 and keeping 5 clean sheets in 8 league games. They will be looking to consolidate this and cement their place at the top of the table going into the last 3 months of the season.

Garforth will head into this clash fully confident of causing an upset as their home performances this season has caused many a headache for the travelling sides. They have won 9 out of 14 at the Genix Healthcare Stadium and will be hopeful of making it 10. Garforth Town manager Steve Nichol said:

"We are looking forward to the visit of Fylde, they are the biggest spenders in the league with high ambitions, really they have to win this game to maintain their momentum of staying ahead of Curzon, one slight slip and that momentum can go, as they will know from beating Curzon who after losing to Fylde drew five consecutive games and lost top spot to them.  

Although being happy with the points we have picked up, know we have much to improve on. Our recent results have been hockey scores not football scores, it should not take 9 goals to win two games.  Defending is a team thing and the responsibility of the eleven men on the pitch.  If our defence can become as strong as our attack, that is our aim, we are rubbing our hands together, we know we can improve and want to keep getting better and when we do will become some side".


This weekend’s fixtures see 2 of Garforth's play-off rivals meet face to face as Lancaster City will host Farsley FC, giving Town the opportunity to capitalize on a possible defeat for one of these teams. Many Garforth fans will have one eye on this clash, and another eye on AFC Fylde’s frontman Richard Allen who 15 goals this season suggest he could be the main threat to Ben Higginson’s goal.

A victory for Garforth will see them trail the leaders by only 5 points , and with 3 very winnable games ahead ( facing 3 teams of the bottom 4 ) , fans will not only be looking at a play-off place but in fact maybe targeting being the team that finishes top come the end of the season. 

By James Wade and Reiss Silva