AFC Darwen
Reformed 2009
Paul Marriott
WEC Group Anchor Ground

Current Position: 18th

P W D L F A Pts
23 6 6 11 47 66 24

Current Form: 19th

6 1 2 3 14 17

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
23/01/16West Didsbury & Chorlton (A)L 4-2
15/01/16Nelson (A)D 0-0
19/12/15AFC Blackpool (H)D 2-2
10/11/15Lancaster City (A)L 4-3
07/11/15Alsager Town (A)W 1-4
03/11/15Squires Gate (A)L 6-3

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
10/02/16Atherton Collieries (H)19:45
13/02/16Runcorn Linnets (A)15:00
19/02/16Nelson (H)19:45
24/02/16Ashton Athletic (H)19:45
27/02/16Winsford United (A)15:00
02/03/16Padiham (A)19:45

Latest News:

AFC Darwen Achieve Charter Standard Status
AFC Darwen have been awarded FA Charter Standard status at community level by the Lancashire FA, the highest status that can be awarded to a club.
New Management Team At AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen have announced the appointment of a new management team.
Neil Prince Appointed Manager At AFC Darwen
AFC Darwen have announced the appointment of Neil Prince as their new manager.
AFC Darwen Matchday Competition
AFC Darwen are launching a new Matchday Competition for the 2015-16 season.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O Score Goalscorers
Sat 08/08/15Ashton AthleticA 15:00L 0-1
Wed 12/08/15SilsdenH 19:45D 2-2 Paul Coote (30p)
Kiel Lonsdale (47)
Sat 15/08/15WashingtonH 15:00L 1-2 Connor Gaul (55)
  (The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
Tue 18/08/15ColneA 19:45L 1-6 Luke McKenna (6p)
Sat 22/08/15AFC LiverpoolH 15:00D 3-3 Conor Gaul (32)
Paul Coote (35)
Kiel Lonsdale (84)
Tue 25/08/15Barnoldswick TownA 19:45L 1-5 Conor Gaul (55)
Sat 29/08/15West Didsbury & ChorltonH 15:00D 2-2 Paul Coote (56p)
Karl Turner (69)
Wed 02/09/15Maine RoadH 19:45W 7-4 Paul Coote (31)
Nicholas Hepple (35)
Nicholas Hepple (38)
Neil Prince (50)
Paul Coote (84)
Paul Coote (90p)
Conor Gaul (90)
Sat 05/09/15BootleA 15:00L 2-3 Luke McKenna (6)
Nicholas Hepple (33)
Tue 08/09/15AFC BlackpoolA 19:45W 3-2 Nick Hepple (5)
Paul Coote (35)
Conor Gaul (67)
Sat 12/09/151874 NorthwichH 15:00W 3-1 Paul Coote (16)
Conor Gaul (57)
Neil Prince (88)
Wed 16/09/15Squires GateH 19:45D 1-1 Conor Gaul (57)
Sat 19/09/15Abbey HeyA 15:00L 1-2 Nicholas Hepple (11)
Tue 29/09/15SilsdenA 19:45W 2-0 Daniel Taylor (4)
Conor Gaul (60)
Sat 03/10/15West Auckland TownH 15:00L 2-4 Nick Hepple (51)
Conor Gaul (71)
  (F.A. Carlsberg Vase 2Q)
  (AET, 2-2 after 90 mins)
Wed 07/10/15AFC LiverpoolA 19:45L 1-6 Paul Coote (10)
Sat 10/10/15Runcorn TownH 15:00L 1-5 Paul Coote (45)
Wed 14/10/15ColneH 19:45L 0-4
Sat 17/10/15Maine RoadA 15:00L 3-5 Chris Mason (35)
Chris Mason (89)
Nick Hepple (90)
Wed 21/10/15Barnoldswick TownH 19:45W 3-1 Jonathan Hession (32)
Nick Hepple (86p)
Bradley Brearley (90)
Sat 24/10/15AFC BlackpoolH 15:00L 1-3 Nick Hepple (77)
  (The Men United Cup 2)
Tue 03/11/15Squires GateA 19:45L 3-6 Connor Gaul (9)
Paul Coote (47)
Paul Coote (85p)
Sat 07/11/15Alsager TownA 15:00W 4-1 Conor Gaul (8)
Conor Gaul (24p)
Nicholas Hepple (35)
Anthony Lynch (38)
Tue 10/11/15Lancaster CityA 19:45L 3-4 Bobby Langford (10)
Paul Coote (61)
Nick Hepple (77)
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
Sat 14/11/15Atherton CollieriesH 15:00Postp
Wed 25/11/15Atherton CollieriesH 19:45Postp
Sat 05/12/15Ashton AthleticH 15:00Postp
Sat 12/12/151874 NorthwichA 15:00Postp
Sat 19/12/15AFC BlackpoolH 15:00D 2-2 Ryan Steele (17)
Ryan Steele (27)
Sat 26/12/15PadihamA 15:00Postp
Sat 02/01/16BootleH 15:00Postp
Sat 09/01/16Winsford UnitedA 15:00Postp
Fri 15/01/16NelsonA 19:45D 0-0
Sat 23/01/16West Didsbury & ChorltonA 15:00L 2-4 Andrew Bell (21)
Connor Gaul (26p)
Sat 30/01/16Congleton TownH 15:00Postp
Sat 06/02/16Runcorn TownA 15:00Postp
Wed 10/02/16Atherton CollieriesH 19:45 
Sat 13/02/16Runcorn LinnetsA 15:00 
Fri 19/02/16NelsonH 19:45 
Wed 24/02/16Ashton AthleticH 19:45 
Sat 27/02/16Winsford UnitedA 15:00 
Wed 02/03/16PadihamA 19:45 
Sat 05/03/16BootleH 15:00 
Mon 07/03/16Atherton CollieriesA 19:45 
Sat 12/03/16Cammell Laird 1907A 15:00 
Sat 19/03/16Winsford UnitedH 15:00 
Sat 26/03/16Abbey HeyH 15:00 
Mon 28/03/16PadihamH 15:00 
Sat 02/04/16Congleton TownA 15:00 
Wed 06/04/16Runcorn LinnetsH 19:45 
Tue 12/04/161874 NorthwichA 19:45 
Sat 16/04/16Alsager TownH 15:00 
Sat 30/04/16Cammell Laird 1907H 15:00 
TBCCongleton TownH 15:00 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
08/08/15Ashton Athletic (A) L 0-1
12/08/15Silsden (H) D 2-2
15/08/15Washington (H) L 1-2
(The Emirates F.A Cup EP)
18/08/15Colne (A) L 1-6
22/08/15AFC Liverpool (H) D 3-3
25/08/15Barnoldswick Tn (A) L 1-5
29/08/15West Did & Chor (H) D 2-2
02/09/15Maine Road (H) W 7-4
05/09/15Bootle (A) L 2-3
08/09/15AFC Blackpool (A) W 3-2
12/09/151874 Northwich (H) W 3-1
16/09/15Squires Gate (H) D 1-1
19/09/15Abbey Hey (A) L 1-2
29/09/15Silsden (A) W 2-0
03/10/15West Auckland (H) L 2-4
(F.A. Carlsberg Vase 2Q)
(AET, 2-2 after 90 mins)
07/10/15AFC Liverpool (A) L 1-6
10/10/15Runcorn Town (H) L 1-5
14/10/15Colne (H) L 0-4
17/10/15Maine Road (A) L 3-5
21/10/15Barnoldswick Tn (H) W 3-1
24/10/15AFC Blackpool (H) L 1-3
(The Men United Cup 2)
03/11/15Squires Gate (A) L 3-6
07/11/15Alsager Town (A) W 4-1
10/11/15Lancaster City (A) L 3-4
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 2)
14/11/15Atherton Colls (H) Postp
25/11/15Atherton Colls (H) Postp
05/12/15Ashton Athletic (H) Postp
12/12/151874 Northwich (A) Postp
19/12/15AFC Blackpool (H) D 2-2
26/12/15Padiham (A) Postp
02/01/16Bootle (H) Postp
09/01/16Winsford United (A) Postp
15/01/16Nelson (A) D 0-0
23/01/16West Did & Chor (A) L 2-4
30/01/16Congleton Town (H) Postp
06/02/16Runcorn Town (A) Postp
10/02/16Atherton Colls (H) 19:45
13/02/16Runcorn Linnets (A) 15:00
19/02/16Nelson (H) 19:45
24/02/16Ashton Athletic (H) 19:45
27/02/16Winsford United (A) 15:00
02/03/16Padiham (A) 19:45
05/03/16Bootle (H) 15:00
07/03/16Atherton Colls (A) 19:45
12/03/16Cammell Laird (A) 15:00
19/03/16Winsford United (H) 15:00
26/03/16Abbey Hey (H) 15:00
28/03/16Padiham (H) 15:00
02/04/16Congleton Town (A) 15:00
06/04/16Runcorn Linnets (H) 19:45
12/04/161874 Northwich (A) 19:45
16/04/16Alsager Town (H) 15:00
30/04/16Cammell Laird (H) 15:00
TBCCongleton Town (H) 15:00

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Cards Mom
  Start Sub Start Sub Red Yellow  
Jon Ashworth1100010
Daniel Banks0000000
Kallum Banks5000000
Andrew Bell1150001
Oliver Birchall6200010
Bradley Brearley1301000
Omar Carey0000000
Gareth Carson6000121
Ryan Cattermole4000000
James Cooper1000000
Paul Coote172121147
Declan Cunliffe3300000
Timothy Drugan0000000
Thomas Egan0000000
Daniel Fradd (GK)1000000
Conor Gaul241121025
Luke Gibson1100000
Luke Gornall0000000
Jack Haggerty (GK)0000000
Anthony Harkness4000000
Sean Harrison1100000
Nicholas Hepple13582040
Jonathan Hession5010000
Callum Hoctor5000030
Anthony Hodges4100100
Joel Ilunga0000000
Daniel Jackson (GK)2000100
Dylan Jackson-Cooney0000000
Michael Kennedy3000000
Aaron Khan9400020
Jordan Khan5200000
Josh Knowles (GK)0000000
Bobby Langford5010010
John Leeming2000000
Kiel Lonsdale20120134
Anthony Lynch22110040
Dominic Mahoney3200000
Christopher Mason1220010
Elliot Mason0000000
Jack McKay4500000
Mark McKay1000000
Luke McKenna14220000
Dominic Mulkerrin1000000
Scott Patterson0000000
Paul Posteraro0000000
Ben Proctor (GK)11000010
James Roberts8100011
Ryan Steele1020001
Daniel Taylor7710031
Oliver Telford0000000
Karl Turner6610000
Lee Turner0000000
Bailey Wallace3400000
Keith Wedge0000020
Anthony Windle (GK)13200000
Kieran Wood10000020

Other Squad Members

Timothy Barnes Goalkeeper Coach
Neil Black Assistant Manager
Scott Campbell Assistant Manager
John Dawson Physio
Adam Douglas 0
Kevin Gallagher Coach
Sarah Hindle Secretary
Nicholas Lloyd Manager
Paul Marriot Manager
Steve McKelvey Vice Chairman
John O`Toole Coach
Matthew Pilkington Coach
Nick Sharples Goalkeeper Coach
Wayne Wild Chairman

Squad Details

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Jon Ashworth00000
Daniel Banks00000
Kallum Banks00000
Timothy Barnes00000
Andrew Bell00000
Oliver Birchall00000
Neil Black00000
Bradley Brearley00000
Scott Campbell01000
Omar Carey00000
Gareth Carson00000
Ryan Cattermole00000
James Cooper00000
Paul Coote00000
Declan Cunliffe00000
John Dawson00000
Adam Douglas00000
Timothy Drugan00000
Thomas Egan00000
Daniel Fradd (GK)00000
Kevin Gallagher00000
Conor Gaul00000
Luke Gibson00000
Luke Gornall00000
Jack Haggerty (GK)00000
Anthony Harkness00000
Sean Harrison00000
Nicholas Hepple00000
Jonathan Hession00000
Sarah Hindle00000
Callum Hoctor00000
Anthony Hodges00000
Joel Ilunga00000
Daniel Jackson (GK)00000
Dylan Jackson-Cooney00000
Michael Kennedy00000
Aaron Khan00000
Jordan Khan00000
Josh Knowles (GK)00000
Bobby Langford00000
John Leeming00000
Nicholas Lloyd00000
Kiel Lonsdale00000
Anthony Lynch00000
Dominic Mahoney00000
Paul Marriot00000
Christopher Mason00000
Elliot Mason00000
Jack McKay00000
Mark McKay00000
Steve McKelvey00000
Luke McKenna00000
Dominic Mulkerrin00000
John O`Toole (GK)00000
Scott Patterson00000
Matthew Pilkington00000
Paul Posteraro00000
Ben Proctor (GK)00000
James Roberts00000
Nick Sharples00000
Ryan Steele00000
Daniel Taylor00000
Oliver Telford00000
Lee Turner00000
Karl Turner00000
Bailey Wallace00000
Keith Wedge00000
Wayne Wild00000
Anthony Windle (GK)00000
Kieran Wood00000

Squad Details

Player Name Apps Goals
Jon Ashworth00
Daniel Banks00
Kallum Banks00
Timothy Barnes00
Andrew Bell00
Oliver Birchall00
Neil Black00
Bradley Brearley00
Scott Campbell01
Omar Carey00
Gareth Carson00
Ryan Cattermole00
James Cooper00
Paul Coote00
Declan Cunliffe00
John Dawson00
Adam Douglas00
Timothy Drugan00
Thomas Egan00
Daniel Fradd (GK)00
Kevin Gallagher00
Conor Gaul00
Luke Gibson00
Luke Gornall00
Jack Haggerty (GK)00
Anthony Harkness00
Sean Harrison00
Nicholas Hepple00
Jonathan Hession00
Sarah Hindle00
Callum Hoctor00
Anthony Hodges00
Joel Ilunga00
Daniel Jackson (GK)00
Dylan Jackson-Cooney00
Michael Kennedy00
Aaron Khan00
Jordan Khan00
Josh Knowles (GK)00
Bobby Langford00
John Leeming00
Nicholas Lloyd00
Kiel Lonsdale00
Anthony Lynch00
Dominic Mahoney00
Paul Marriot00
Christopher Mason00
Elliot Mason00
Jack McKay00
Mark McKay00
Steve McKelvey00
Luke McKenna00
Dominic Mulkerrin00
John O`Toole (GK)00
Scott Patterson00
Matthew Pilkington00
Paul Posteraro00
Ben Proctor (GK)00
James Roberts00
Nick Sharples00
Ryan Steele00
Daniel Taylor00
Oliver Telford00
Lee Turner00
Karl Turner00
Bailey Wallace00
Keith Wedge00
Wayne Wild00
Anthony Windle (GK)00
Kieran Wood00

Matchday Information

Ground: WEC Group Anchor Ground

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 0BB

Telephone: 01254 776193

Midweek Night: Wednesday

2015/16 Admission Prices: Adults £5, Senior Citizen £3, Children £1

Directions: M65 to junction 4. At traffic lights turn left onto A666 (signposted Darwen). After approx 1/2 mile turn left between Anchor Car sales and the Anchor Pub. Bear right and ground is on the left.

Please click here to obtain step by step directions from any UK postcode

Club Information

Legal Entity: AFC Darwen Limited C/N 05388225

Ground: WEC Group Anchor Ground

Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire

Postcode: BB3 0BB

Telephone: 01254 776193


Twitter: @AFCDarwen1

Registered Colours: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Stockings

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Green Shirt, Black Shorts, Black Stockings

Alternative Colours: Navy Blue & Yellow Shirts, Navy Blue & Yellow Shorts, Navy Blue & Yellow Stockings

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Yellow Shirt, Black Shorts, Black Stockings

Secretary: Sarah Hindle

Chairman: Wayne Wild

Manager: Paul Marriott

Programme Editor: Steve Hart

Committee / Directors: Wayne Wild, Sarah Hindle, Emma Vizzard

County Affiliation: Lancashire

Year Formed: Reformed 2009

Record Attendance: 842 v Hanley Town (Play off Final 2015)

Previous Leagues:

West Lancashire Football League Football Alliance Football League Division 1 Lancashire Combination Cheshire League


Marsden Cup Winners 1880
East Lancs Cup 1884
Promotion to Division 1 Football League 1893
F.A. Cup Semi Finalists 1881
Lancashire League Champions 1902
Lancashire Combination Champions 1931, 1932,1973, 1975
Lancashire Combination Cup Winners 1930,1931, 1975
Lancashire Junior Cup Winners 1973
George Watson Trophy Winners 1973
LFA Youth Cup Winners 1975
NWCFL Challenge Cup Winners 1983
Lancashire Floodlight Trophy Winners 1990
NWCFL Reserve Division Cup 1993-94
Blackburn & Dist. Youth League Winners 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97
Blackburn & Dist. Youth League Cup Winners 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97
ATS Trophy Winners 1933
Runners-Up 1930, 1948,1999
North West Alliance Cup Winners 1996
NWCFL Reserve Division Runners-Up 2000
NWCFL Reserve Challenge Cup Winners 2013/14
The Reusch First Division Cup Winners 2014/15
First Division Play Off Final Winners 2014-15.