Match Preview | York City vs AFC Fylde

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The Minstermen return to National League action this coming Saturday afternoon when we welcome AFC Fylde to the LNER Community Stadium (3pm kick-off).  

Neal Ardley’s side have had thirteen days of recovery between this fixture and the last game against Boreham Wood on Sunday, January 7th, following the mid-week postponement.

Chris Beech’s AFC Fylde were dumped out of the Isuzu FA Trophy in the Fourth Round by Aveley, losing 1-0 on the road.

The Coasters had recorded back-to-back Vanarama National League victories beforehand, turning over Rochdale and Hartlepool on home soil.

Three points for AFC Fylde on Saturday could spring Beech’s side out of the relegation zone, results dependant.

Pitch Inspection

A pitch inspection is to take place on Saturday, January 20th at lunchtime for the fixture against AFC Fylde on the Saturday afternoon (3pm kick off).

The inspection will be conducted by the match referee.

Please keep an eye on our social media channels and website for any further confirmed communications regarding the fixture.

Tickets

Save time, buy online! Supporters can purchase advance tickets online, over the phone on 01904 950950, or in-person from the LNER Community Stadium.

Advance ticket prices for this fixture are as follows:

  • Adult: £22
  • Concession (60+): £17
  • Student: £10 (Can only be bought from ticketing office with Student ID to be shown)
  • Age 14-18: £10
  • Age 8-13: £7
  • Age 2-7*: Free
  • Carers*: Free

*Can only be claimed from the ticketing office.

Please note that prices increase by £1 if purchased on matchday.

Pay on the day is available at the ticket booth located at the exterior of the West Stand. However, we encourage online sales.

All supporters purchasing online must input a valid email address on their account in order to receive their ticket. When logging in to the online system, you can use your email address as your supporter number.

Away Fans

AFC Fylde supporters will be situated in the West Stand Overflow (WH & WI) for Tuesday’s fixture.

Tickets can be purchased using the ‘Away Fans’ section on the club’s official online ticketing platform, over the phone on 01904 950950, or in-person on the day of the game.

Hospitality

Paul Atkin will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest for Tuesday’s fixture.

Hospitality bookings have now closed for this fixture.

Doors open at 6pm for Hospitality guests on Tuesday.

Parking

Matchday parking spaces in the Monks Cross Park & Ride car park can be booked here for £5.

A full guide to parking around the LNER Community Stadium can be found here. For full travel information please click here.

Please note, parking spaces in other areas of the Vangarde Shopping Park site are restricted to a maximum of 2 hours on matchdays.

We ask that any supporters planning on parking in residential areas to please respect our neighbours, pay attention to any parking restrictions, and avoid blocking access to any driveways.

Match Programme/50:50 Draw

A 52-page physical matchday programme will be sold at every open turnstile by programme sellers for £3, as well as from the Club Shop and online. This week’s edition features an exclusive interview with defender Adam Crookes, and much more!

50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase ahead of the game from sellers at every open turnstile, and online right up until kick-off, with some great prizes up for grabs.

Prizes

  • 1st Prize: Main cash prize (the remaining total of 50% minus 2nd and 3rdprize)
  • 2nd Prize: £50
  • 3rd Prize: £25
Foundation Fan Zone Stage Music – Sponsored by Jorvik Radio

King Thieves will join us pre-match on the Foundation Fan Zone Stage – sponsored by Jorvik Radio!

George Antony and Dom Patrick, both talented Singer-Songwriters, have joined forces and created an alt rock band now called ‘King Thieves’, which shows the best of both of their talents. The recent addition of Christian Canner on Bass guitar unleashes a new edge to their music.

With an eclectic mix of influences, King Thieves create original songs which captivate listeners and will be guaranteed to be stuck in your head. An example of this is their captivating debut single ‘Midnight Conversations’ from their live session at Young Thugs Studios. Fresh off a sold out Headline York gig, they are an up and coming York band to keep your eye on this year around the Northern music scene.

Social Media Links: https://solo.to/kingthievesband

Y22 Bus Service

The Y22 Shuttle Bus service, organised by York City Supporters’ Trust and First York, will be running.

Y22 operates from two hours before kick-off and after the game until the ground is clear, up to 90 minutes after the full-time whistle. This increases the frequency of buses running between Stonebow in the City Centre and Monks Cross Park & Ride, as well as freeing up capacity on the existing number 9.

Fans wishing to use the service must purchase Y22 tickets from the First Bus app, priced at:

  • Adult return: £3.50
  • Child/Concessionary return: £2
  • Adult single: £2
  • Child/Concessionary single: £1

No other tickets are valid on the service.

Keep updated with the game

As always, the best way to follow the game is in the ground. If you can’t make it to the LNER Community Stadium, here are some alternatives: