Kingstonian 0-2 AFC Fylde: Coasters into FA Cup third round for first time

FA Cup: Kingstonian 0-2 AFC Fylde highlights

AFC Fylde reached the third round of the FA Cup for the first time by beating fellow non-league side Kingstonian.

The Coasters took an early lead when Jordan Williams struck from the edge of the box following a corner.

Williams added a second in first-half stoppage time for the National League side after Ryan Croasdale’s shot was saved.

Fylde are the first non-league club guaranteed a place in Monday’s third round draw, which will be shown live on BBC Two at 19:00 GMT.

The deadlock was broken just nine minutes in when the hosts failed to clear from a corner, allowing Williams to score with the help of a deflection.

Seventh-tier side Kingstonian, who play in the Isthmian League Premier Division, responded well with Louie Theophanous dragging a shot wide.

K’s then had goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey to thank for keeping them in the game but his great reaction stop from Croasdale fell kindly for Williams to tap home and double the visitors’ advantage.

Kingstonian rallied well in the second half, with Theophanous testing visiting goalkeeper Sam Hornby but Fylde saw out the game to eclipse their run to the FA Cup second round in 2017-18.


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