Arron Ripley
Little Wembley

Current Position: 18th

P W D L F A Pts
24 5 3 16 29 67 15

Current Form: 12th

6 2 1 3 10 13

Last Six Matches:

Date Opponent Score
24/02/24Shelley (A)W 2-1
27/01/24Holker Old Boys (H)L 0-1
13/01/24AFC Blackpool (A)L 2-3
06/01/24Garstang (H)W 4-1
30/12/23Bacup Borough (H)L 0-5
27/12/23Ilkley Town (A)D 2-2

Next Six Matches:

Date Opponent K.O.
09/03/24Ashton Town (H)15:00
12/03/24Darwen FC (H)19:45
16/03/24Atherton LR (A)15:00
19/03/24Daisy Hill (H)19:45
23/03/24FC St Helens (H)15:00
27/03/24Euxton Villa (H)19:45

Latest News:

Nelson Receive their November 2021 Division One North Club of the Month Award
They received their award from League Representative Craig Buxton
HARRISON: "I want us to be a problem for other teams!"
Nelson boss opens up on his third stint at the club, survival, recruiting players and the season ahead.
Macron Club of the Month Award Presentation - Nelson
Nelson won the Macron Club of the Month award for the First Division North in December.
Emblematically Speaking - Nelson
Stewart Taylor delves into local history in East Lancashire, as he investigates the story behind the Nelson FC club emblem.

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition H/A K.O. Score Goalscorers
Sat 29/07/23Runcorn Town A15:00L 0-3
Mon 31/07/23Daisy Hill A19:45D 1-1 Jack Holt (15p)
Sat 05/08/23Atherton LR H15:00L 1-2 Teal Amos (42)
Tue 08/08/23Euxton Villa A19:45L 1-7 Jak McKinlay (20)
Sat 12/08/23AFC Blackpool H15:00L 1-5 Jack Holt (64p)
Tue 15/08/23Shelley H19:45W 4-1 Jude Entwistle (4)
Darren Thornton (42)
Jack Holt (45+3)
Darren Thornton (64)
Sat 19/08/23Holker Old Boys A15:00L 1-2 Jay Nolan (20)
Tue 22/08/23Route One Rovers H19:45L 2-4 Teal Amos (3)
Jay Nolan (20)
Sat 26/08/23Ashton Athletic H15:00W 1-0 Alfie Percival (90+8)
Mon 28/08/23FC St Helens A15:00L 1-5 Jack Holt (53)
Sat 02/09/23Darwen FC A15:00L 0-3
Sat 09/09/23Bacup Borough A15:00L 0-2
Sat 16/09/23South Liverpool H15:00L 0-3
Tue 19/09/23ColneA19:45Postp
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 23/09/23Northallerton Town A15:00L 1-2 Darren Thornton (90+4)
  (The Isuzu FA Vase 2Q)
Tue 26/09/23Colne A19:45L 0-1
  (Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 30/09/23Ashton Athletic A15:00L 0-5
Sat 07/10/23Steeton A15:00W 2-1 Jude Entwistle (16)
Jude Entwistle (48)
Tue 10/10/23Garstang H19:45WON Jack Holt (24)
Jack Holt (52p)
  (The Edward Case Cup 1)
  (2-2 after 90 mins, Nelson won 10-9 on pens)
Sat 14/10/23Daisy HillH15:00Void  
  (Match voided due to Nelson fielding ineligible player)
Tue 17/10/23Ramsbottom United A19:45L 0-3
  (The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 21/10/23Garstang A15:00D 2-2 Jacob Holgate (54)
Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak (80)
Sat 04/11/23Route One Rovers A15:00L 1-4 Jude Entwistle (59)
Sat 11/11/23Droylsden A15:00L 1-5 Jacob Holgate (9)
  (The Edward Case Cup 2)
Sat 25/11/23South Liverpool A15:00L 1-4 Jude Entwistle (19)
Sat 09/12/23Ashton TownH15:00Postp
Sat 16/12/23ShelleyA15:00Postp
Wed 27/12/23Ilkley Town A19:45D 2-2 Luke Hepple (24)
Oliver Hodgson (85)
Sat 30/12/23Bacup Borough H15:00L 0-5
Sat 06/01/24Garstang H15:00W 4-1 Jude Entwistle (41)
Sam Langford (44)
Ethan Gough (52)
Sam Langford (75)
Sat 13/01/24AFC Blackpool A15:00L 2-3 William Procter (68)
Tye Turner (74)
Sat 20/01/24Darwen FCH15:00Postp
Sat 27/01/24Holker Old Boys H15:00L 0-1
Sat 03/02/24Ashton TownH15:00Postp
Tue 06/02/24Darwen FCH19:45Postp
Sat 10/02/24Daisy Hill H15:00Postp
Sat 17/02/24Euxton VillaH15:00Postp
Sat 24/02/24Shelley A15:00W 2-1 Vaughn Green (36)
Joel Booth (83)
Sat 02/03/24Atherton LRA15:00Postp
Sat 09/03/24Ashton TownH15:00 
Tue 12/03/24Darwen FCH19:45 
Sat 16/03/24Atherton LRA15:00 
Tue 19/03/24Daisy HillH19:45 
Sat 23/03/24FC St HelensH15:00 
Wed 27/03/24Euxton VillaH19:45 
Sat 30/03/24Ashton TownA15:00 
Mon 01/04/24Ilkley TownH15:00 
Sat 06/04/24Runcorn TownH15:00 
Sat 13/04/24SteetonH15:00 

Fixtures & Results

Date Opposition KO/Score
Sat 29/07/23Runcorn Town (A) L 0-3
Mon 31/07/23Daisy Hill (A) D 1-1
Sat 05/08/23Atherton LR (H) L 1-2
Tue 08/08/23Euxton Villa (A) L 1-7
Sat 12/08/23AFC Blackpool (H) L 1-5
Tue 15/08/23Shelley (H) W 4-1
Sat 19/08/23Holker Old Boys (A) L 1-2
Tue 22/08/23Route One Rovers (H) L 2-4
Sat 26/08/23Ashton Athletic (H) W 1-0
Mon 28/08/23FC St Helens (A) L 1-5
Sat 02/09/23Darwen FC (A) L 0-3
Sat 09/09/23Bacup Borough (A) L 0-2
Sat 16/09/23South Liverpool (H) L 0-3
Tue 19/09/23Colne (A) Postp
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 23/09/23Northallerton Town (A) L 1-2
(The Isuzu FA Vase 2Q)
Tue 26/09/23Colne (A) L 0-1
(Lancashire Challenge Trophy 1)
Sat 30/09/23Ashton Athletic (A) L 0-5
Sat 07/10/23Steeton (A) W 2-1
Tue 10/10/23Garstang (H) W
(The Edward Case Cup 1)
(2-2 after 90 mins, Nelson won 10 9 on pens)
Sat 14/10/23Daisy Hill (H) Void
Tue 17/10/23Ramsbottom United (A) L 0-3
(The Macron Cup 1)
Sat 21/10/23Garstang (A) D 2-2
Sat 04/11/23Route One Rovers (A) L 1-4
Sat 11/11/23Droylsden (A) L 1-5
(The Edward Case Cup 2)
Sat 25/11/23South Liverpool (A) L 1-4
Sat 09/12/23Ashton Town (H) Postp
Sat 16/12/23Shelley (A) Postp
Wed 27/12/23Ilkley Town (A) D 2-2
Sat 30/12/23Bacup Borough (H) L 0-5
Sat 06/01/24Garstang (H) W 4-1
Sat 13/01/24AFC Blackpool (A) L 2-3
Sat 20/01/24Darwen FC (H) Postp
Sat 27/01/24Holker Old Boys (H) L 0-1
Sat 03/02/24Ashton Town (H) Postp
Tue 06/02/24Darwen FC (H) Postp
Sat 10/02/24Daisy Hill (H) Postp
Sat 17/02/24Euxton Villa (H) Postp
Sat 24/02/24Shelley (A) W 2-1
Sat 02/03/24Atherton LR (A) Postp
Sat 09/03/24Ashton Town (H) 15:00
Tue 12/03/24Darwen FC (H) 19:45
Sat 16/03/24Atherton LR (A) 15:00
Tue 19/03/24Daisy Hill (H) 19:45
Sat 23/03/24FC St Helens (H) 15:00
Wed 27/03/24Euxton Villa (H) 19:45
Sat 30/03/24Ashton Town (A) 15:00
Mon 01/04/24Ilkley Town (H) 15:00
Sat 06/04/24Runcorn Town (H) 15:00
Sat 13/04/24Steeton (H) 15:00

Squad Members

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Corey Adams0+10000
Gilson Amaral40000
Teal Amos15+62053
Owen Anderson23+61010
Matthew Argent-Barnes0+10000
Ben Aspery00000
Zak Bailey00000
James Billington1+10000
Morgan Bird12+40030
Joel Booth31011
Jacob Bridges00000
Dominic Broughton0+10000
Lewis Brown30000
Jordao Da Costa00000
Matthew Duerden50010
Aaron Evans30020
Thomas Garner0+10000
Jordan Gidley240005
Ethan Gough31000
Andrew Grant-Soulsby30000
Vaughn Green31000
Booth Haigh0+10000
Jacob Hamilton11+40020
Zachary Hamilton00000
Oliver Hodgson4+141010
Jack Holt21+16028
Harrison Hull3+10000
Dalton Hutchison30010
Blessing Igharo10010
Ben Irvine00000
Sultan Iyanda1+10000
Harry Jackson00000
Kieron Lee1+30000
Denzil Lomo-Danyame0+10000
Charles Lunt0+50020
Ewan Macadam00000
Ryan McKenna20000
Jak McKinlay7+41020
Reece Miller4+20020
Harvey Myth0+10000
Connor Newton30100
Jay Nolan8+112000
George Omokua0+10000
Alfie Percival0+51000
Joel Phelps10000
Andrew Procter10000
William Procter2+10000
Emilio Regini-Moran1+10000
Joseph Rodriguez8+50100
Mackenzie Rosbotham0+20000
Luke Roscoe2+10000
Jordan Scott30020
Covy-Leigh Smith1+10000
Daniel Taylor40000
Tye Turner0+11000
Joshua Waddington10000
Joshua Walne40000
Zak Walsh0+20000
Harry Whitham1+20000
Charlie Wyld00000

Former Squad Members

Player Name Appearances Goals Reds Yellows Mom
Zachary Biggs60000
Mitchell Bryant20000
Bobby Carter1+10000
Corey Cook1+10110
Jude Entwistle17+86043
Caldon Henson30000
Luke Hepple51000
Jacob Holgate20+22162
Sean Ince20000
Sam Langford202021
Alexander Moloney60001
Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak16+31160
Matthew Russell70010
Scott Stirling40000
Darren Thornton203161

Staff Members

Jake Bancroft Coach
Lewis Bowden Committee Member
Sarah Ellis Physio
Anthony Harkness Coach
Philip Heyworth Committee Member
Liam Lishman Coach
Callum Perry Coach
Arron Ripley Manager
Jordan Scott Coach
Darren Wildman Coach

Squad Members

Player Name Apps Goals
Corey Adams0+10
Gilson Amaral40
Teal Amos15+62
Owen Anderson23+61
Matthew Argent-Barnes0+10
Ben Aspery0+10
Zak Bailey0+10
James Billington1+10
Morgan Bird12+40
Joel Booth31
Jacob Bridges31
Dominic Broughton0+10
Lewis Brown30
Jordao Da Costa30
Matthew Duerden50
Aaron Evans30
Thomas Garner0+10
Jordan Gidley (GK)240
Ethan Gough31
Andrew Grant-Soulsby30
Vaughn Green31
Booth Haigh0+10
Jacob Hamilton11+40
Zachary Hamilton (GK)11+40
Oliver Hodgson4+141
Jack Holt21+16
Harrison Hull3+10
Dalton Hutchison30
Blessing Igharo10
Ben Irvine10
Sultan Iyanda1+10
Harry Jackson1+10
Kieron Lee1+30
Denzil Lomo-Danyame0+10
Charles Lunt0+50
Ewan Macadam0+50
Ryan McKenna20
Jak McKinlay7+41
Reece Miller4+20
Harvey Myth0+10
Connor Newton30
Jay Nolan8+112
George Omokua0+10
Alfie Percival0+51
Joel Phelps10
Andrew Procter10
William Procter2+10
Emilio Regini-Moran1+10
Joseph Rodriguez8+50
Mackenzie Rosbotham0+20
Luke Roscoe2+10
Jordan Scott30
Covy-Leigh Smith1+10
Daniel Taylor40
Tye Turner0+11
Joshua Waddington10
Joshua Walne40
Zak Walsh0+20
Harry Whitham1+20
Charlie Wyld1+20

Former Squad Members

Player Name Apps Goals
Zachary Biggs (GK)60
Mitchell Bryant20
Bobby Carter1+10
Corey Cook1+10
Jude Entwistle17+86
Caldon Henson30
Luke Hepple51
Jacob Holgate20+22
Sean Ince20
Sam Langford202
Alexander Moloney60
Charlie Rowlands-Whiteoak16+31
Matthew Russell70
Scott Stirling40
Darren Thornton203

Staff Members

Jake Bancroft Coach
Lewis Bowden Committee Member
Sarah Ellis Physio
Anthony Harkness Coach
Philip Heyworth Committee Member
Liam Lishman Coach
Callum Perry Coach
Arron Ripley Manager
Jordan Scott Coach
Darren Wildman Coach

Matchday Information

Ground: Little Wembley

Address: Lomeshaye Way, Nelson, Lancashire.

Postcode: BB9 7BN

Telephone: 01772 794103

Midweek Night: Tuesday

2023/24 Admission Prices: £6 Adults, £4 Concessions, u12 free

Programme Price: £2

Directions: M65 to junction 13, take first exit towards Fence A6068, take second left towards nelson B6249, after ½ mile turn right (signposted Lomeshaye Village), ground 200 yards on the right.

Nearest Railway: Nelson (0.8 miles)

Nearest Bus Route to Ground: The nearest bus stop is outside the ground which the number 8 bus locally runs along

Parking Facilities: There is on street car parking outside the ground, but no on-site parking for supporters. There is also parking 300 yards away either side of the ground at the business village or next to Victoria Park.

Ground Facilities: Nelson have a main bar in the clubhouse serving hot and cold drinks, plus pies and cold snacks. They have covered seating in our main stand for over 150 people plus a little extra space for standing. The other three ends are open.

The club also has outdoor access toilets and a club shop, and runs a golden goal draw and a football card on matchdays to raise funds for the club.

Additional Visitor Information:

Club Information

Legal Entity: AFC Nelson Limited C/N 08062952

Ground: Little Wembley

Address: Lomeshaye Way, Nelson, Lancashire.

Postcode: BB9 7BN

Telephone: 01772 794103

Website: No website available

Twitter: @Nelsonfc1

Registered Colours: Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Registered Goalkeeper Colours: Yellow Shirt, Yellow Shorts, Yellow Socks

Alternative Colours: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Alternative Goalkeeper Colours: Orange Shirt, Orange Shorts, Orange Socks

Secretary: Roger Lister

Chairman: Chris Price

Manager: Arron Ripley

Programme Editor:

Committee / Directors: Fayyaz Ahmed MBE, Zul Hussain, Daniel Ogden

County Affiliation: Lancashire FA

Year Formed: 1881

Record Attendance: 14,143 v. Bradford Park Avenue (Third Division North) 10th April 1926

Previous Leagues:

Lancashire League
North East Lancashire League
The Football League
Lancashire Combination
West Lancashire League


Hospital Cup Winners: 1888/89, 1891/92
Lancashire League Champions: 1895/96
North East Lancashire League Champions: 1906/07
The Football League Third Division North Champions: 1922/23
Lancashire Combination Division One Champions: 1949/50, 1951/52
Lancashire Combination Division Two Champions: 1925/26
Lancashire Combination Cup Winners: 1949/50, 1950/51, 1959/60
Lancashire Combination Bridge Shield Winners: 1975/76, 1981/82
Lancashire Combination George Watson Trophy Winners: 1978/79
Green Bank Shield Winners: 1988/89, 1990/91, 1991/92
Lancashire F.A. Junior Cup Winners: 1907/08, 1954/55, 1955/56
NWCFL Division Two Trophy Winners: 1996/97
NWCFL First Division Champions 2013/14

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